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National Chinese Challenge Goes Online For The First Time In Seven Years

Singapore, 5 June 2020 - The National Chinese Challenge 2020 is back. This year, it will be held online, a first in its seven-year run. The competition is open to both primary and secondary school students to showcase their Chinese language skills. Interested students can register through their schools from now until 19 June 2020.

Jointly organised by Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) Chinese Media Group and Nanyang Girls’ High School, the National Chinese Challenge aims to create an opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding of the Chinese language and culture. The inter-school competition also allows the participants to compete in a friendly and fun environment.

The preliminary rounds for Primary Schools and Secondary Schools will be held on Friday, 10 July 2020 and Saturday, 11 July 2020 respectively. Consisting of an online assessment that participants can complete from home or in school, the preliminary rounds will be hosted on the online education platform, ULearning, jointly developed by strategic partner Huawei Cloud. This is the first time Huawei has come on board the National Chinese Challenge as a technology partner.

The highlight of this year’s National Chinese Challenge remains the game show finals which will see each category’s top four schools from the preliminary round battling it out by answering questions pertaining to Entertainment, History, and International Affairs. The finals will be live streamed on 15 August 2020 via various digital platforms, like zaobao.sg, zbCOMMA’s Facebook page, zbschools.sg and SPH’s www.stayhome.com.sg.

The finals will also include a new segment to test the participants’ creativity and ability to improvise on the spot. Viewers will be able to cast their votes, with an additional 50 points awarded to the performance with the most number of votes.

Ms Loh Woon Yen, Managing Editor of SPH Chinese Media Group, said: “We hope the National Chinese Challenge will spur interest amongst students to learn the Chinese language and better appreciate the richness of the culture. Whilst we are unable to gather en masse for the competition due to Covid-19, this has motivated the team to rethink the format of this event to adapt to the current situation. With the competition going online, we hope to attract more students’ participation and that they will find this format refreshing and exciting.”

Students who are interested to participate can register through their schools. For more information, please visit http://cn.nygh.edu.sg/events/2020.

The National Chinese Challenge is co-organised by Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) Chinese Media Group and Nanyang Girls’ High School, co-presented by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), supported by Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL), National Translation Committee and Promote Mandarin Council, and Huawei International as technology partner.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Susan Tan
Manager, Culture, Education & New Growth (CENG)
Chinese Media Group
Singapore Press Holdings
Contact:  90179697
Email: tanccs@sph.com.sg

 

Francis Mah
Asst Vice-President
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Contact: 63191028
Email: mahys@sph.com.sg

 

Elaine Chrysta Tan
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Contact: 6319 1613
Email: elainect@sph.com.sg

 

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.  

SPH's core business is in the publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.

On the property front, SPH owns approximately 65% in SPH REIT whose portfolio comprises three properties in Singapore, namely Paragon, The Clementi Mall and The Rail Mall. In Australia, SPH REIT holds an 85% stake in Figtree Grove Shopping Centre and a 50% stake in Westfield Marion Shopping Centre.

SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall and is developing an integrated development consisting of The Woodleigh Residences and The Woodleigh Mall. It is also an owner, manager and developer of a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom and Germany. It currently operates two distinctive brands, Student Castle and Capitol Students.

It is in the aged care sector in Singapore and Japan, and owns Orange Valley, one of Singapore's largest nursing homes. 

SPH runs a regional events arm. It also invested in the education business.

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