On Sept. 23, the final of the 2023 "K-POP Central China Competition" was held at the Jiangchen Paradise Walk Shopping Center in Wuhan with more than 200 people from central China attending the event.
The competition, which was launched on July 28, was divided into singing and dancing groups, and the top three winners from each group were selected for prizes. The first prize was two Wuhan - Incheon round-trip tickets. The Wuhan - Incheon flight officially resumed on Sept. 24.
The competition, hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Wuhan, is now in its eighth year. Consul General Ha Sung Ju expressed the hope that through the competition, people in Central China and the Republic of Korea can enhance mutual understanding and promote the further development of their friendly relations.
The team that won first place in the dance category said, "The competition and atmosphere were great, and the voting mechanism, including the judges, was very professional."
Ding Enzhi, a student from the Republic of Korea studying at Wuhan University, said that she was moved and happy to see many outstanding competitors performing K-POP songs and dances. "In fact, I also like the Chinese culture, such as Chinese TV dramas, and I hope to have the opportunity to communicate with more Chinese friends and learn more about the Chinese culture." She also said with a smile that she is also very fond of Chinese food culture, such as barbecue and hot pot, "actually, I just had a barbecue with Chinese friends yesterday."
Han Duoyuan, who is studying Chinese at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, said she was looking forward to competitions on Chinese culture to be held in the Republic of Korea. "I hope, that through such activities, more young people from China and the Republic of Korea, can have a deeper understanding of each other's culture and promote friendship between them.
(Edited by Dai Jing Yi)