Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Sino-Cameroon Alliance: Chinese Embassy in Cameroon Launches Maiden Essay Writing Competition

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Sino-Cameroon Alliance: Chinese Embassy in Cameroon Launches Maiden Essay Writing Competition

In a bid to tighten diplomatic ties between both countries, the Embassy of China in Cameroon, has launched the pioneer essay writing competition, opened to all Cameroonians interested in China-Cameroon friendship and hookup.

The information dated last May 19, is contained in a communiqué published on the official Facebook page of the Chinese Embassy in Cameroon. The competition dubbed, ‘China and Me’ comes subsequent to the double-occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Cameroon as well as the Centenary of the foundation of the Chinese Communist Party.

It however aims at promoting the cultural and human interactions between both nations. Participation in the first ever essay writing competition will take place under the theme “Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-Cameroon Diplomatic ties – China and Me”. Therefore, participants are called to write on one of the stated topics put forth by the embassy.

“The China-Cameroon friendship and cooperation in my eyes, your views on China-Cameroon friendship and cooperation. Your experiences in China-Cameroon cooperation. The positive changes brought to Cameroon and to the life of Cameroonians by the cooperation between both countries, etc. China in my eyes, your views on the outcome of the governance of the Chinese Communist Party, on the socialist path with Chinese characteristics, on China’s development process, on your personal experiences in China, etc,” highlighted part of the communiqué.

Another topic for the said competition is ‘Chinese friends in my eyes’. Here, the writer will have to share his or her personal experiences with Chinese friends. Aside the aforementioned topics, participants could equally write on topics related to China as a whole and the China-Cameroon friendship.

Going by the statement, participants “can deal with topics on everything related to China, e.g. natural landscapes, traditional culture, thoughts, martial arts, gastronomy, industrial and electronic products, literature and cinema, stars, net celebrities, etc,” be it in Chinese, English or French languages varying between 1000 and 2000 words.

According to the despatch, “the First (1 person), Second (2 persons), Third (3 persons) Prize winners, as well as the “excellent grade” receivers (10 persons) will be rewarded by the Embassy. Any contribution deemed suitable will also be granted a “participation award.” This will therefore take place in the presence of both Chinese and Cameroonian jury, set to choose to best write up, which will be broadcast or publish on both the Embassy’s and Cameroon’s media.

In the meantime, participants ought to submit their respective write ups via the e-mail address meant for the said competition, ‘This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,’ alongside the participant’s name, phone number and school or employer by June 20, 2021.


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