PHNOM PENH Old Skool Sale , June 4 (Xinhua) -- The Confucius Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia on Wednesday organized the 13th Chinese Bridge Chinese proficiency competition for Cambodian college students.
Ten Cambodian finalists, including 7 females, who have been selected from dozens of candidates, were contested in the final stage on Wednesday afternoon at the Asia-Euro University.
Each contestant was given a three-minute talk on the topic "The story of me and the Confucius Institute" combined with their own understanding of Chinese culture, and they were also required to show their talents in mastering Chinese music and arts.
As a result Old Skool Shoes , the top prize was awarded to Huang Jinling, a female-student at the Asia-Euro University.
Chea Monirith, director of the Confucius Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia, said the contest gave an opportunity to Cambodian students to show their courage and knowledge in Chinese language and culture.
"A winner will represent Cambodia to join a competition in China with other candidates from other countries around the world (in July)," he said.
"The winner will not only have a chance to visit China Old Skool Checkerboard , but also help promote Cambodia' prestige on international arena."
Advisor to the Council of Ministers Duong Leang, rector of the Asia-Euro University, which co-organized the event, said the Chinese Bridge is an excellent program that gives opportunities to non-Chinese native students to visit and study in China.
The event was sponsored by the Chinese Embassy to Cambodia.
BAGHDAD, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The council of Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin Wednesday called on the Kurdish leaders not to conduct a referendum slated for Sept. 25 in some of its territories Old Skool Womens , which are part of the disputed areas between Baghdad and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
"The council of Salahudin Province recognizes the rights of the Kurds in accordance with the constitution, but believes that the referendum affects the social fabric of the city of Tuz-Khurmato, which is inhabited by a mixture of Iraqi components," the council said in a statement.
Tuz Khurmato, some 90 km east of Salahudin's provincial capital of Tikrit Old Skool Mens , made up mostly of Turkman Shiites and sizable Kurdish and Sunni Arab population.
As part of the disputed areas outside the Kurdistan region, the city and surrounding areas have witnessed repeated clashes between the Kurds and Shiite militias. There is also a conflict of Sunni Arabs against Shiite Hashd Shaabi units, or Peshmerga.
On Tuesday, the provincial council of Iraq's eastern province of Diyala rejected the Kurdish referendum, and called for the deployment of government security forces across the province Old Skool , including the disputed areas claimed by both the Kurdish region and Baghdad.
The Kurds consider the northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk and parts of Nineveh, Diyala and Salahudin provinces as disputed areas and want them to be incorporated into their region and their future state, a move fiercely opposed by the Arabs and Turkomans and by the Baghdad government.
On June 7, Kurdish President Masoud Barzani announced his intention to hold a referendum on the independence of the Kurdish region from Iraq on Sept. 25.
The independence of Kurdistan is expected to be opposed by some countries because it would threaten the integrity of Iraq and because it comes as the Iraqi forces are in fight against terrorism, including the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
In addition Vans Old Skool Velcro , the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iran and Syria see that such a step would threaten their territorial integrity, as larger populations of Kurds live in those countries.
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VIENTIANE， Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Runners are set to conquer a 385-kilometer marathon in Laos' World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in October for charity purpose.
The event will be held during Oct. 18-21 to raise funds for the Children's Hospital in Luang Prabang. Five runners will team up to complete the mission， Lao state-run news agency KPL reported Thursday.
In 2014， a group of young Lao professionals decided to join the Luang Prabang Half Marathon and helped raise funds for the Lao Hospital for Children which was opened in February 2015.
Carlo Bacalla， a Filipino national， did the Run for Lao Children Hospital alone over five days running an average of 75-80 km per day in 2014. He will join this year's marathon， said KPL.
BEIJING Vans Old Skool Sale , Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The central government has allocated 180 million yuan (27.1 million U.S. dollars) for relief work after two major earthquakes hit northwest and southwest China.
A total of 80 million yuan has been given to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps to support relocation of disaster-hit people and renovation of their houses, according to the Ministry of Finance.
Another 100 million yuan has been allocated to Sichuan Province for similar purposes.
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou, a UNESCO nature reserve and popular tourist destination in Sichuan Province, at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday, leaving 20 people dead and over 400 injured so far.
Thirty-two people were injured and more than 1 Vans Old Skool Shoes ,000 houses damaged in a 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Jinghe County in Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang on Wednesday morning.
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