Award of the second "unforgettable Story of Travel in China" essay Competition in Japan
Xinhua News Agency, Tokyo, 16 Nov (Reporter Guo Dan) the award ceremony of the second "unforgettable Story of traveling in China" Competition, sponsored by the Japanese overseas Chinese newspaper Press, was held at the Chinese Embassy in Japan on the 15th.
Among the 70 winning works, graduate students majoring in law at Waseda University took advantage of Meisha's "happiness given by red feathers" to win the top prize of the competition, the Chinese Ambassador Award. In the article, she tells the story of launching a fund-raising campaign for the "March 11" earthquake in Japan during her study abroad in Dalian in 2011. She hopes to share her personal experience with more people so as to promote friendly exchanges between Japan and China.
Chinese Ambassador to Japan Kong Xuanyou said in a speech at the award ceremony that the friendship between the two countries lies in the blind date of the people, and people-to-people exchanges are an indispensable part of Sino-Japanese relations and a solid foundation for the long-term development of bilateral relations. I hope that through this event, you will have a better understanding of China, feel the charm of China, and sincerely welcome you to have the opportunity to visit China again, have a look, and share your experiences in China with more people. I believe that with every effort, we will certainly be able to gather more positive energy in Sino-Japanese relations and sow the seeds of Sino-Japanese friendship more widely and further.
Nikai Toshihiro, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, also sent a congratulatory message to the competition. He said: he hopes that Japanese people who have been to China can apply their precious Chinese experience to the cause of friendship between Japan and China. He also hopes that Japanese readers will, with this feeling, go to see China today. And look forward to the birth of a new "unforgettable story of traveling to China".
Duan Yuezhong, a representative of the organizers, said: we look forward to more Japanese understanding of the real China, so that the essay contest will become a bridge and link to enhance the national feelings between China and Japan.
It is reported that about 300 submissions were received in this year's competition, more than twice as many as last year. Contributors come from a variety of industries, aged across the old, middle-aged and young. The contents of the manuscript are rich and colorful, including the help of China and Japan from the donations from the "March 11" earthquake, as well as the warmth of people in their 80s living in Shanghai. As well as the interesting story of learning to eat melon seeds in China, the experience of experiencing Xiaolongbao and the experience of running a marathon, the winning works have been included in the book "Happiness in China". The opening ceremony of the book was also held on the same day.