SHANGHAI DAILY - May 24,2015
NKARA, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The 14th "Chinese bridge" Chinese
proficiency competition for Turkish university students opened in Middle
East Technology University here on Saturday.
"My Chinese dream," which is the topic of the contest, attracted
25 students, who have past the writing test in the morning, to give
their own story about their connection with Chinese language and
"The world is so big, I want to go to china and have a look," the
sentence which is quite popular on Chinese web, was used in Arad's
speech about why he chose to learn Chinese.
Dance of Little Apple, the most popular song in China in 2014,
and the drunken beauty of leading Chinese opera performer Li Yugang,
among other famous Chinese songs and dances, were included in the
performance list of the competitors.
The show of famous poetry "To the Oak Tree" written by Chinese
poet Shu Ting helped Gullu from sinology department of Ankara University
to win the first runner-up and gain a chance to go to China, a dream
she has been trying to fulfill for a long time. "I love Chinese poem and
songs and I wish to go to China to get my master degree," Gullu said.
Zeynep, the girl who won the ticket to the world "Chinese Bridge"
competition host annually by Hanban in Beijing, was very excited after
the contest. "I am fascinated by Chinese culture and I could even touch
the pulse of this dragon. Now I have a chance to improve my Chinese by
communicate and compete with the students from other countries in China.
What a dream come true!" she said.