Children from Diplomat Families Celebrate Chinese Culture in Beijing

June 12, 2019
By He QiujuEditor: Wei Xuanyi
Children from Diplomat Families Celebrate Chinese Culture in Beijing

Contestants of the 2nd Little Angel Diplomat Chinese Talent Competition show their honorary certificates at Beijing Liangmaqiao DRC Diplomatic Office on June 9. [For Women of China/Wang Xi]

 

The 2nd Little Angel Diplomat Chinese Talent Competition, organized by Diplomat magazine, Beijing Global Care Women and Children's Hospital, Beijing Oriental Sunshine International Public Relations and Embassy International Business (Tianjin),was held on June 9 at the Beijing DRC Diplomatic Office.

The competition is a part of the Diplomatic Cultural Festival series. Themed on "My Home in China," it is designed for foreign children aged 4 to 13 living in China. The competition falls around International Children's Day and it has a different slogan each year. The slogan in this year was "I have a dream."

Children from the embassies of Russia, Belarus, Italy, Cape Verde, Ukraine, Cuba, Pakistan, Iran, Switzerland, Colombia and the Republic of Korea participated in the competition. 

Children from Diplomat Families Celebrate Chinese Culture in Beijing

Participants from the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in China show their national flag on stage in Beijing on June 9. [For Women of China/Wang Xi]

 

On the stage, each contestant was required to give a self-introduction in Chinese, including their name, age, nationality and school before starting an eight-minute talent show featuring Chinese culture.

Girls and boys recited Chinese poetry, sang Chinese songs, danced Chinese dances and performed Chinese cross talk or mini stage operas, either individually or in a group. Some of the contestants invited their parents or Chinese partners to take part. 

Children from Diplomat Families Celebrate Chinese Culture in Beijing

A boy performs at the event in Beijing on June 9. [For Women of China/Wang Xi]

 

Children from Diplomat Families Celebrate Chinese Culture in Beijing

A group of contestants perform a Chinese dance at the event in Beijing on June 9. [For Women of China/Wang Xi]

 

Teams from Russia, Belarus and Switzerland won the top three prizes. The others were also well received and honored.

The Best Honor award went to the Russian team and individual contestants, including Anton of Belarus, Anita of Cuba, and Marsia and Sophia of Ukraine.

"Children are the future of their motherlands. The Diplomat Cultural Festival, which has been held for ten consecutive years, is aimed at demonstrating the splendid cultural exchange between China and the world," said Ren Jiayu (Sunny Ren), producer of the festival activities and chief editor of Diplomat magazine. 

Children from Diplomat Families Celebrate Chinese Culture in Beijing

Ren Jiayu (Sunny Ren), producer of the festival activities and chief editor of Diplomat magazine, delivers a speech at the competition at the Beijing Liangmaqiao DRC Diplomatic Office on June 9. [For Women of China/Wang Xi]

 

She introduced the previous activities organized for the Diplomat Cultural Festival, including the cooking and costume competitions. This year marks the second Little Angel Diplomat Chinese Talent Competition for foreign children in China.

"I hope more foreign children will join us to spread Chinese stories and culture to the world," Ren said, "Today they are little angels, and tomorrow they may become diplomats. I believe the competition will become a sweet childhood memory for them."

Children from Diplomat Families Celebrate Chinese Culture in Beijing

Girls representing the Beijing Dongcheng District Children's Palace give a run-way show of traditional Chinese clothing. [For Women of China/Wang Xi]

 

(Women of China)

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