On October 13, the 1st Chinese Speech Contest for international students of Anhui University of Technology (AHUT) was held in the student activity center. The theme of the speech contest was "My Story in China". AHUT has been offering Chinese language courses for degree and non-degree international students to help them have a better understanding and mastering of Chinese language proficiency. This contest aimed to provide astage for international students at AHUT to show their Chinese language skills.
After a strict round of selection, 20 contestants reached the final round. The audience thrilled to their amazing Chinese speech performance in the contest. These contestants chose their topics from fresh perspectives and the content of their speech were lively and interesting. For example, the speech "Dream Starts from AHUT" of Diallo, a junior student from Guinea, was impassioned and sonorous, full of his love for China and love for AHUT; Liu Xiang, a freshman from Comoros, sang a Chinese song "Father" during his speech, which brought the atmosphere to a climax. The contestants fully showed their solid Chinese language skills and their love for China and Chinese culture. After fierce competition, two international students Diallo and Su Li from the 2016 software engineering won the first prize. Five students won the second prize, and thirteen students wonthe third prize.