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Beihang Students Win Gold Prizes in “FLTRP·ETIC Cup” Translation and Interpreting Competitions Beijing Division
Release time:November 17, 2023 / Lu Meili

From October 28 to 29, the 2023 “FLTRP · ETIC Cup” “Understanding Contemporary China” National Foreign Language Contest for College Students — English Translation and Interpreting Competitions Beijing Division took place in Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU). This competition is guided by the Department of Higher Education of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, and sponsored by the Beijing Society of Higher Education, Beijing Colleges and Universities English Language Research Branch, Beijing Colleges and Universities English Language Group, and Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd. Beihang University School of Foreign Languages students Cai Yilin, an undergraduate student majoring in English of Grade 2020, and Hong Minhao, a MTI student of Grade 2023 won the gold medals in Translation Competition under the guidance of Wang Chenshuang and Dun Chao of the Department of Translation; Fu Xinzhu, an undergraduate student majoring in Translation of Grade 2020 and Lu Meili, a master's degree student majoring in Literature of Grade 2022 won the gold medal and silver medal respectively in Interpreting Competition under the guidance of Zheng Wei and Wang Pei.

With the theme "Understanding China and Communicating with the World", this year's contest guides the contestants to deeply understand the core of Xi Jinping's Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era, cultivate their sense of patriotism and global vision, expand their breadth of knowledge and depth of thought, and demonstrate their comprehensive qualities such as foreign language proficiency, intercultural competence, critical thinking and innovative capabilities.

The Academic Affairs Department and the School of Foreign Languages attached great importance to the competition and gave substantial support to it. Under the coordination of Li Meng, the director of the Department of Translation, all the teachers of the department made joint efforts to ensure the fairness of the competition. A total of 231 students from the two campuses of Xueyuan Road campus and Shahe campus applied for the school-level selecting for Translation Contest, among which Cai Yilin and Hong Minhao stood out and won the grand prizes, representing Beihang to participate in the Beijing Division Competition; Fu Xinzhu and Lu Meili had outstanding performances in the school-level selecting for Interpreting Contest and advanced to the Beijing Division Competition. During the preparation process, the instructors led the four students to conduct systematic and intense training and provided many constructive and targeted guidance for them. After the fierce competition held in BFSU, the four students all achieved excellent results, of which three students, Cai Yilin, Hong Minhao and Fu Xinzhu, will represent Beijing to participate in the National Finals.

The School of Foreign Languages has been actively encouraging students to participate in various language and intercultural competitions. The excellent results achieved in this competition reflect the fruitful achievements of the School in integrating the ideological and political education into the teaching of translation and interpreting, and are also a concrete demonstration of the students' superb language skills, critical thinking ability and communication techniques.

Written by: Zhang Xi

Reviewed by: Xiao Hong

Edited by: Jia Aiping

Translated by: Lu Meili

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