Chinese student sends message of peace
Young Chinese speech competitor Gu Yunxiang wowed the audience with a powerful speech at the grand final of the International Public Speaking Competition in London. Gu, 18, a winner of the 21st Century Cup National English Speaking Competition organized by China Daily, represented the Chinese mainland in the competition. He spoke about his understanding of peace, based on a personal story of how he and his friends addressed inequality on campus. The story Gu told is his personal interpretation of this year’s grand final competition theme, “peace is not an absence of war”. The International Public Speaking Competition is organized by the English-Speaking Union. This year’s competition was attended by about 50 participants from more than 40 countries and regions.