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Madagascar’s representative to the 16th Chinese Bridge, Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, was selected on Saturday at Confucius Institute in Antananarivo University.

Ratovoherimanana Zo Harimbola will fly to China to represent Madagascar to this international competition.

Student in the second year at the Confucius Institute, Zo was selected by jury members from 20 students.

The 21-year-old student was distinguished by his kung fu skills as well as his good expression in Chinese language during the competition.

“The competition is not only to test the language skills of the candidate but also his mastery and knowledge of Chinese culture,” Chinese director of Confucius Institute of Antananarivo University Chen Lijuan said when opening the competition.

First, a regional final is organized in each country and the winner will later represent his or her country during the international final in China, Chen added.

Madagascar won the first prize during the 11th Chinese Bridge in 2012. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/