11-Jun-2017

Abu-Ghazaleh and the Chinese Ambassador to Jordan Patronize 8th “Great Wall” Language Competition





AMMAN – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh and the Chinese Ambassador to Jordan, HE Mr. Pan Weifang patronized the closing ceremony of the 8th “Great Wall” Language Competition in Jordan and the 16th global level Competition. The Competition ceremony was organized by the Chinese Embassy in cooperation with TAG-Confucius Institute at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum.

In his remarks to the attending guests Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh emphasized the significance of the role of the Confucius Institute in promoting the Sino-Arab relations, by teaching the language and culture of the great nation of China that disseminates values of love and humanity.

Dr. Abu Ghazaleh also expressed his gratitude for the Chinese government, particularly the honor bestowed upon him in 2016 by HE Mr. Xi Jinping, the President of the People's Republic of China, in appreciation of his remarkable contributions in enhancing the Sino-Arab relations. And once again he extended special thanks, for HE Ms. Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China for kindly devoting part of her recent official visit to the Kingdom to visit Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization premises.

On his part, the Chinese Ambassador expressed his happiness to see students learning Chinese language in Jordan, affirming the growing number of students learning his country’s language at different universities and institutes in Jordan.
 
He also voiced his hopes that Chinese would become the third language to be taught at the Jordanian universities, reaffirming his satisfaction to see students speaking fluent Chinese and the fact that they are interested in the Chinese traditions and culture.

Ten participants from TAG-Confucius Institute, the University of Jordan, Philadelphia University as well as from the Yarmouk University entered the competition.

The three-level contest included public speeches to show the capabilities of the participants in pronunciation; testing their information about Chinese culture and civilization; and presenting a performance in either dancing, singing, painting, sports and skills in Chinese calligraphy.

The first winner was Mosab Al Khawaldeh, the second was Sarah Bishawi, both from the University of Jordan and the third were Zeina Ghannam and Sarah Abu Heit from TAG-Confucius.

The top winner will participate in the final phase of the 16th Great Wall Competition to be held in Beijing while the second winner will travel to China to attend the competition and visit tourist places in the country.
 
At the end of the competition, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh and the Chinese Ambassador presented certificates and gifts to the winners and the participants.






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