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Chinese Talent Competition for Foreign Students

On December 12, Qin Changsheng, Deputy Secretary of the Youth League Committee of Shandong University of Science and Technology, was invited to attend the award ceremony of the 2018 West Coast Chinese Talent Competition for Foreign Students. Also presented in the ceremony were Fan Zhijian and Wu Hao from the International Exchange Department, as well as the excellent program instructors and representatives of outstanding foreign students.

In order to actively respond to the Belt and Road Initiative and promote international cultural exchange among foreign students in the West Coast new area of Qingdao, Youth League Committee, the Education Commission and the regional radio and TV station of the New Area jointly staged the 2018 West Coast Chinese Talent Competition for Foreign Students. Yu Huijuan, Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of the New Area People's Congress, Li Jingyun, Deputy Secretary of the CPPCC Party Group, Guan Enchun, Deputy Director of the Propaganda Department of the New Area Committee and Director of the New Area radio and television station, Ge Zhaopei, Deputy Secretary of the Education and Labor Committee of the New Area Committee, Feng Hongzhen, Secretary of the Youth League Committee and the Party Group of the New Area, and Ge Changbo, Deputy Dean of the Institute of International Education of China University of Petroleum, were invited to participate in the award ceremony.

After more than one month, from preparation, registration, to selection and final, 22 programs and over 30 international students stood out of more than 300 overseas participants from universities in the West Coast New Area of Qingdao. 11 programs with nearly 50 international students from Shandong University of Science and Technology made it to the final through rounds of selections. In the end, Liu Yongcai from Mongolia won the individual championship by virtue of his solo dance "Grassland Sentiment", which vividly reproduced the scenes and joy of riding a steed across the grassland. Chama and other three foreign students from Sri Lanka, with "The Spirit of the Peacock", which perfectly blended the Dai dance and Sri Lanka's native dance, won the group second place with novel and smooth dancing posture. In addition, our university took all the five third-class prizes for both groups and individuals—three for groups and two for individuals. Besides, 7 program instructors have won the award of "Excellent Instructors"; four foreign students were awarded the Honorary Medal of "Friendship Messenger on the West Coast of Qingdao"; our university was awarded the Best Organizational Award.

In this contest, more than 2,000 foreign students from colleges and universities in the New Area gathered together to perform a cross-cultural feast, among which there are students from Mongolia, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka and other countries which joined the Belt and Road Initiative—they have experienced a splendid journey of Chinese culture. Participation in this activity is not only conducive to the students' understanding and love of Chinese culture, but also provides an opportunity to further introduce it to the rest of the world.