Let’s Come Together and Create — The Fourth China Daily Belt and Road Youth English-Speaking Contest is on the Wave Again | News

BEIJING, January 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Fourth China Daily Belt and Road (BRESC) Youth English-Speaking Competition, with the theme “Over time, everything reveals itself”, spear. Focused on cultural communication, the competition welcomes talents from all over the world. The event will leverage both online and offline formats to bring together creative and diverse ideas and wisdom from global youth.

The China Daily Belt and Road Youth English Speaking Competition is a prestigious and internationally recognized competition for public speaking enthusiasts around the world. Launched in 2019, it is known for its multicultural and youthful nature, and is committed to creating a platform for teens to interact and learn from each other around the world. So far, the competition has attracted more than a thousand contestants from 51 countries and regions to participate, achieving great success. Young people from the Belt and Road (B&R) countries had fun in previous competitions held in Hangzhou, Cantonand Chengdu respectively. It doesn’t matter where you are from, as long as you have something to say, this opportunity is for you.

The fourth competition started on January 28, 2022. People between the ages of 16 and 22 (born between 1995 and 2006) from all over the world are cordially invited to participate. The event consists of three stages, including the preliminary competition (January – June), the quarter-final (June – July) and the semi-final/final (August).

By sharing their different perspectives and cultural backgrounds, contest participants together create a rich mosaic of ideas and topics. Novais, a candidate from Hungary in the first BRESC, quoted ancient Greek philosophers to discuss the nature of justice: “Plato cited ‘justice’ as the most important virtue in The Republic while the sophist Thrasymachus said “might is justice”.

Wu Bojinfirst dolphin of the second BRESC, expressed his confidence in the narrow-mindedness and self-centeredness of the pandemic: “there are certain values ​​that unite us and reveal our common humanity – a universal desire to live a life that is free from fear, a life marked by dignity, respect and simple justice.”

Duliya Desilva, champion of the third BRESC, spoke about the relationship between cooperation and competition: “As the Olympic Games show, competition can promote cooperation”. Important virtues, such as passion, creativity and commitment, are commonly mentioned in the speeches of young BRESC candidates.

Serving as a platform for cultural exchange, China’s Belt and Road Youth English-Speaking Contest has helped promote meaningful national and international communication. Professor Diana, Vice President of Global Unitalks, congratulated China Daily on the success of the competition and was delighted to see more “outstanding young people joining the competition and having more opportunities for cultural immersion”.

Wang Wenli, Consul General of China in Saint Petersburg, Russiahighly appreciated the role of the Russian preliminary competition in spreading Chinese culture in Russia and the strengthening of the deep friendship between the young people of the two countries.

Mohammad Yousuf Rahnaward, head of the Chinese department at Kabul University in Afghanistan and Executive Director of the Confucius Institute, said BRESC strengthens international youth exchanges and contributes to building a community with shared interests, shared destiny and responsibility.

The China Daily Belt and Road Youth English Speaking Competition not only provides a professional and high-quality stage for young speakers around the world, but also gives Gen Z the courage and confidence to show their personality and ideas. It also encourages young people from B&R countries to experience an authentic and diverse perspective of China.

Visit https://bresc.i21st.cn/ for more details and how to apply.

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