The Chinese Essay Competition showcases some of the best Chinese writing of the year by New Zealand students. Open to students at New Zealand secondary schools and tertiary institutions who are non-native speakers of Chinese it is seen as an opportunity for learners to extend language skills from oral into written expression.

Since 2007, when Confucius Institute in Auckland was launched, many Chinese learners in New Zealand schools and universities have showed their talents in writing essays in Chinese. Congratulations to their successes in language learning, and a bright future with the skill of a second or other language.

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19 May
Chinese Bridge Speech Competition, Auckland 2019

Chinese Bridge Speech Competition, Auckland 2019

The annual Chinese Bridge Speech Competition is OPEN for registration now. Read more

February 20
200,000 New Zealanders celebrated the 20th Auckland Chinese Lantern Festival

200,000 New Zealanders celebrated the 20th Auckland Chinese Lantern Festival

Last weekend, the annual Chinese Lantern Festival came back to Auckland for the 20th time, with around 200,000 people attended the event. Read more

February 18
MLA Yanwei Hou's TV Debut in New Zealand

MLA Yanwei Hou's TV Debut in New Zealand

CI Mandarin Language Assistant Yanwei Hou had her TV debut in New Zealand on 5 February, the first day of the Chinese New Year of the Pig. Read more

February 7