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Tenth Annual Wisconsin Association of Chinese Language Speech Contest Result
Wisconsin statewide Chinese Speech Contest was held at UW Milwaukee on February 23rd, 2013. There were 8 Chinese program students who participated the contest. They received 3 gold medals, 1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal and 2 honorable mention ribbons. Congratulations!
Ninth Annual Wisconsin Association of Chinese Language Speech Contest Results
The Chinese Program would like to congratulate Josh and Summer who represented NH Chinese program participated the State Chinese Language Speech Competition in Madison on Saturday. Josh performed so well the judges moved him from Intermediate level to Advanced where he got 2nd place. Summer received 1st place in the Beginner level. Ta represented SH and received 3rd place. Congratulations!
The Languages of China
The Han people have their own spoken and written language. Chinese belongs to the Han-Tibetan language family. It is the most commonly used language in China, and one of the most commonly used languages in the world.
Written Chinese emerged in its embryonic form of carved symbols approximately 6,000 years ago. The Chinese characters used today evolved from those used in bone and tortoise shell inscriptions more than 3,000 years ago and the bronze inscriptions produced soon after.
Drawn figures were gradually reduced to patterned stroke, pictographs were reduced to symbols, and the complicated graphs became simpler. Early pictographs and ideographs were joined by pictophonetic characters.