2017 “Shared Joy in Jiangsu” Chinese Speech Contest for Foreigners rounds off
Pupils from a local primary school help the foreign contestants to solve quizzes. [Photo from WeChat account tongleJS]
The final contestants, such as Dai Rui, an American studying at Nanjing University, shared stories about their colorful Chinese connections. Dai said the politeness of Chinese people intrigued him, and encouraged him – once an arrogant young man – to further explore the country and its culture.