Bassant Sayed Khalil, a student at Department of Chinese Language at Faculty of Arts of Cairo University came first ahead of the African students who took part in an international competition of Chinese language .
The main center of Confucius Institutes in China launched the international competition in August.
University students who came from all parts of the globe competed in the competition that was hosted by Honan province, in the middle of China.
Dr Mohamed Osman Al Khosht, President of Cairo University, announced that both Khalil and Mohamed Jihad, from Ain Shams University went through the preparatory competition named” Bridge of Chinese Language” held last April among students of various universities in Egypt.
The winning students flew to China to take part in the finals of the competition.
More than 144 competitors from 122 countries were chosen to compete in the finals after going through the preparatory stages in their homelands.
Khalil,won over 47 competitors from the other African countries.
She appeared in the finals alongside the winners of various countries.
Dr Al Khosht praised teaching of Chinese Language and experience of Confucius Institute at Cairo University.
He considered the institute as a bridge and means of communication with the other civilizations.
He assured that Cairo University is keen on enabling new generations of researchers to communicate with the Chances civilization through developing methods of teaching the Chinese language and widening cooperation with the Chinese universities.
On the other hand, organizers of the competition have chosen Dr Rehab Mahmud, Head of Chinese Language Department Language and manager of Confucius Institute, as the first Egyptian and Arab person to join the jury of the competition of the Chinese language which is the biggest in the world.
This competition reflects host of skills of the Chinese language ant its culture.
Dr Mahmud said that knowledge of the Egyptian of the Chinese culture developed significantly within the last two years.
She added that Confucius Institute established through cooperation between universities of Cairo and Beijing.
It is interested in teaching Chinese language to Egyptian students.
Contributed by Ahmed Moamar