Expats Chinese Competition Set For Sunday

- Nov 29, 2019-

BOTH Chinese and expatriate residents are warmly welcomed to watch the tenth Shenzhen Expats Chinese Talent Competition on Sunday (Dec. 1) at Guangdong Hall of Futian Shangri-La Shenzhen Hotel. 

Please arrive at the venue before 1:40 p.m. Entry is free and no sign-up is needed.


Ten expat contestants from nine different countries are going to compete in the finale of the tenth Shenzhen Expats Chinese Talent Competition on Sunday, with their Chinese proficiency and talents on full display.

The contest is an annual event sponsored by the Shenzhen Municipal Foreign Affairs Office and organized by Shenzhen Daily and eyeshenzhen.com, the English-language portal of Shenzhen.


Photo highlights of the 9th Shenzhen Expats Chinese Talent Competition. Photos by Liu Xudong

Most finalists are students from international schools or residents in Shenzhen. While some have come to Shenzhen for short-term exchange programs, the others have lived in the city for many years.


Each contestant will be given three minutes to deliver a speech in Chinese. A word-guessing game will be the second part where contestants are paired up into five groups. Each group member will take turns to explain the words he or she sees on the screen in Chinese.


After the game, the contestants will demonstrate their Chinese talents by performing a Chinese dance, singing a song in Chinese or doing something else.