On December 21, the Awarding Ceremony of the 5th“My Beautiful Encounter with China” International Students Essay and Short Video Competition was successfully held online. Students from the School of Chinese Language and Literature of BFSU achieved outstanding results. JANG JINSONG from North Korea and SERICHAI TATIYA from Thailand, won the First Prize and Third Prize of the Essay Competition, respectively, and VO KHANH LINH and NGUYEN TRAN NHAT MINH from Vietnam won the Excellence Prize of the Short Video Competition. Moreover, BFSU and BFSU Graduate School of Foshan won the Excellent Organization Prize.
The Competition was hosted by Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchanges (CSCSE) with the supervision and support of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges of the Ministry of Education (MOE), aiming to promote cultural exchanges among young people from different countries, show the positive images of international students in China, and discover their impressive and touching stories in China. The event was attended by Chen Yinghui, Level I Bureau Rank Official of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges of MOE, and Yang Ling, Deputy Head of CSCSE, and joined online by nearly 60 universities nationwide and more than 200 students from home and abroad.
The competition lasted for 7 months. The organizing committee received over 600 essays from more than 100 universities and individuals, and finally selected 5 essays for the First Prize, 8 for the Second Prize, 16 for the Third Prize, and 31for the Excellence Prize. All selected essays have been published in a collection with the title of “My Beautiful Encounter with China”. In the Short Video Competition, over 400 video works from more than 70 universities and students were received in total, with 3 being selected for the First Prize, 8 for the Second Prize, 12 for the Third Prize, and 32 for the Excellence Prize.
The works of the competition cover all fields of Chinese social life, especially some front-burner social issues, such as the joint fight against the COVID-19 and poverty alleviation. Meanwhile, the works also demonstrate the authors’ understanding on the significance of studying in China in pursuing their career development and fulfilling their lifelong values and showcase their splendid stories of studying in China.
Outstanding works of the Competition will be available on the website and overseas social media accounts of “Study in China” to introduce China to the wider world from the perspectives of international students.