Councilor Wang Xuezheng attended the Second Chinese Singing Competition organized by Confucius Institute at Kenyatta University
2018/08/01

The second "Kenya Good Voice" Chinese Singing Competition organized by Confucius Institute at Kenyatta University was successfully held at Kenyatta University on July 27th. Mr. Wang Xuezheng, Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy attended the event as a judge and delivered a speech.

In his speech, Counsellor Wang congratulated on the success of the event and expressed his gratitude to Kenyatta University for its long-term efforts in supporting the Confucius Institute and promoting China-Kenya cultural exchanges. Counsellor Wang said that the history of China-Kenya cultural exchanges can be traced back as early as Zheng He's visit in the 15th century. He stressed that over the past years, with the sound and rapid progress in our bilatural relations, high-level visits have become more frequent, political mutual trust has been strengthened, and cultural exchanges have become increasingly developed. He said that the music, as the common language shared by all human beings, serves as a bridge to promote mutual understanding and friendship and that through today's “Good Voice” singing competition, the “good voice” of friendship and cooperation between Kenya and China has been heard by more and more people. He praised the candidates for their wonderful skill of singing and deep comprehension of the lyrics of Chinese songs. He hopes all the students can be the envoys of the cultural exchanges between China and Kenya and work together with the Chinese Embassy for a even brighter future for the China-Kenya relationship.

The competition was organized by the Confucius Institute at Kenyatta University. Sixteen candidates entered the finals with popular Chinese songs such as "My desk-mate", "When You Are Old", "Father's Poems". The candidates said that they would learn the Chinese language better through singing Chinese songs and contribute more to mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese and Kenyan peoples.

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