Is She a Korean Student?
“Is it right that the orator speaking fluently on the stage is a Korean student?”, “Her ability is quite amazing.” “Her pronunciation is correct and syntax is also well-framed. She dances very well and is cheerful.”
These are some of over 300 000 comments on Ri Yu Jin, a DPRK student who participated in the 12th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students held for 15 days from October to November last year.
The competition, which took place in Zhengzhou City in Henan Province of China, brought together competent students from over 100 countries and regions. It was very keen from the preliminaries.
Ri Yu Jin, a student of Pyongyang Foreign Languages School at Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies, made her debut in the competition but gave perfect answers to the difficult questions of four stages, thus taking the first place in the Asian region.
In the final, she stroke the jury and the audience with admiration by making eloquent presentations on the present developing situation of China and the living way of Chinese people and dancing yangge. She was the one and only student who performed the Chinese folk dance.
She was awarded the best star prize.