Over 6,000 Chinese locals, international students and expats attended the 9th Tsinghua International Students’ Cultural Festival that took place at Tsinghua University’s Zijing Sports field on Saturday May 12, 2018. Some members of the diplomatic corps that included South Sudan Ambassador Monday Semaya and the Ghanaian ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Ambassador Edward Boeteng were also in attendance. It was the first time South Sudanese students had been invited to participate in this cultural spectacle.
performed to Acholi, Zande and Emmanuel Kembe songs (Salam Ja) on the main stage.
The South Sudanese students’ Cultural team in Beijing seemed in high spirits, displaying their support for one another. South Sudanese students attending Tsinghua’s culture festival came from more than 10 different universities within Beijing including the Foreign Affairs University (FAU), the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Peking University, Renmin University, the Communication University of China (CUC), China Women’s University, and others. Over 60 countries were represented in the exhibition including Brazil, Romania, France, China and Pakistan. In recent weeks, South Sudanese students have gathered at UIBE, Tsinghua University, Beihang University and China Normal University for similar culture festivals.
The 9th International Students’ Culture Festival was run by the Tsinghua International Students and Scholar Centre (ISSC) and organised jointly by Global Village, Tsinghua University Students’ Association of Culture Exchange (AICE), and Tsinghua Shuo Students Society of World Culture and Language Communication.
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