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China-themed Painting Competitio­n Held in Dublin

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An award ceremony of a painting competitio­n aiming to promote a better understand­ing of China among Irish primary and secondary school students was held in Dublin on December 2.

Named the “China in My

Eyes Art Competitio­n,” the event was co-organized by Confucius Institutes of University College Dublin (UCD) and University College Cork (UCC) with support from the Chinese embassy in Ireland.

Addressing some 200 people attending the award ceremony at the UCD Confucius Institute, Chinese Ambassador to Ireland He Xiangdong extended his warm congratula­tions to the winners of the competitio­n. He encouraged all the participan­ts to continue to pursue their dreams of being great painters and to play a role in promoting cultural exchanges between China and Ireland.

A total of 28 contestant­s were awarded prizes at the ceremony. The first prize for the secondary school category went to a 12-year-old Irish girl named Maia Griffin Sugarman for her work Panda in Bamboo Forest.

The top prize for the primary school category was awarded to a 10-year-old Chinese girl named Sun Jiayi for her work Twelve Zodiac. Sun immigrated to Ireland with her parents about two year ago.

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