Singing contest of Chinese songs held in Prague

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PRAGUE, June 29 (Xinhua) -- A singing contest of Chinese songs for overseas Chinese was held Saturday in Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic.

Organized by the Prague Chinese International School, the contest is part of the "Water Cube Cup" Chinese Songs Singing Competition, a global activity designed to introduce Chinese culture and tell Chinese stories to the world.

It's the first time such a competition was held in the Czech Republic. A total of 12 participants joined the final district-level contest in adult and youth groups.

Zhou Yini and Li Jue won the first and second places in the youth group and Du Jie got the first place in the adult group. The three winners will go to Beijing later to participate in the final of "Water Cube Cup" Chinese Songs Singing Competition.

Calling the contest as a bridge between overseas Chinese and their motherland, Wu Guang, Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in the Czech Republic, encouraged overseas Chinese to act as envoys for culture promotion and exchange.

Initiated in 2011, the "Water Cube Cup" Chinese Songs Singing Competition has been held in more than 20 countries and attracted hundreds of participants around the world.

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