This year the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide hosted the ‘Hanyu Qiao’ Chinese Speaking Competition for University Students for the first time.
This competition now in its 16th year has in past years been held in Perth, while the University of Adelaide has held the equivalent competition for High School Students. Like previous year’s the competition was a hard fought one, and the students impressed many with their brilliant Chinese language skills. There could be only one winner however and Catherine Perry from Canberra’s Australian National University was a clear standout.
Joining Catherine in second place was the University of Adelaide’s Daniel Webb, both Daniel and Catherine will travel to China in the mid-semester break to compete at the international finals, lets hope they do as well as our competitors from last year!
Third Place was taken out by Bayan Yazdani from Flinders University who also performed excellently and was unlucky not to place higher.
A short highlights package of the competition can be seen below: