3 August 2017 - The 16th “Chinese Bridge” Summer Camp was launched at Hunan University (HNU) with a total participation of 123 college students from 106 countries and regions. The 12 days event was sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), and undertaken by the HNU for 9 consecutive years since its initiation in 2009.
UMP student, Fahmi Muhamad Rasyid from the Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering was selected to join the summer camp after winning the second place in the 16th Chinese Bridge Competition for Malaysia Region at Kong Zi Institute, University of Malaya.
The summer camp include activities in Beijing and Hunan. The participants visited the Confucius Institute Headquarters and the Great Wall in Beijing from August 3, and the tour continued in Hunan until August 14. All the participants were given an opportunity to experience the Chinese language and culture in order to learn more about China. The “One Belt & One Road” initiative lectures were aimed to expose all the participants about the current China diplomatic policy.
Popular tourist attractions such as Yuelu Academy, Hunan Embroidery Museum, Yueyang Tower, and Tongguan Kiln Museum were visited by the participants. The participants get to experience the Chinese history and culture through these visits. During the summer camp, all the participants were adopted by local Chinese families. They lived with the local host families to experience Chinese daily life. The highlight of the summer camp was the invitation to witness the 16th “Chinese Bridge” – Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Students at the studio of Hunan Channel.
Head of PALAPES LAUT UMP, Fahmi stated that the summer camp had given him “a fruitful experience to learn more about the Chinese language, culture, history and the country, China”. He met Chinese learners from 106 countries and they shared their personal experience in learning Chinese. These valuable moments encouraged him to continue the way of learning Chinese and aimed for higher goals in the future.
Written by Cheng Ching Yee
|Universiti Malaysia Pahang Portal|
Three Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) students received the Confucian Scholarship for ASEAN Youth Summer Camp 2017 at Guizhou Minzu University, China for two weeks beginning on 27 July until 9 August 2017.
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A total of 300 selected candidates from ASEAN countries took part in the ASEAN Youth Summer Camp 2017. The selected candidates that represented UMP were Farah Aqilah Mustafa (AA13234), Tharushini A/P Thiagarajan (AA13266), and Khairunnisa Che Hassan (CB14139). Three candidates passed with flying colours in HSK Level 3 tests which qualified them to be selected for the scholarship. The Director of Mandarin Languge and Culture Centre (MLCC), Miss Yong Ying Mei said that these students “showed their hard work and dedication in enrolling for non-credit Mandarin course organised by MLCC”.
The UMP representatives were exposed to a series of Chinese cultural activities, Chinese history seminars, and Chinese language practical lectures during the two-week summer camp in order to enhance the mutual understanding and communication among the youths, to deepen the intercollegiate cooperation, and to push forward the common development of economy and culture among China and ASEAN countries.
Miss Yong Ying Mei expressed her gratitude to all Mandarin teachers and staff, including Ms Cheng Ching Yee, Madam Kang Mei Feng, Ms Ju Meng, Ms Shao Zhenglan, Ms Sun Yunfeng, Ms Zhang Weiqing and Madam Nornashua Farhani Binti Abdul Ghaffar for their effort in training and preparing the UMP candidates in the application process of this scholarship.
By Cheng Ching Yee