Chinese students take part in semi-finals of 21st Century Cup in Hong Kong

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Chinese students take part in semi-finals of 21st Century Cup in Hong Kong

A contestant delivers a speech at the semi-finals of the 21st Century Cup National English Speaking Competition Hong Kong Region in a hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui on May 22, 2022. The students of CHINA DAILY Hong Kong took part in the semi-finals of the 21st Century Cup National English Speaking Competition Hong Kong Region in a hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui from Friday to Saturday.

More than a million students take part in the national competition each year, the largest of its kind in China. The winners of the national contest will represent China at the annual international competition in London.

The 21st Century Cup Competition, established in 1996, introduced the Hong Kong division in 2017 to provide a platform for local students to demonstrate their English proficiency. It also established a platform for youth exchanges between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.