These Two Malay Students Just Won A Mandarin Debate Competition In China

Nur Afifah Elias and Arina Safwah Jailan represented the district of Hebei in the competition.

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Two Malaysian women representing the debate team from Beijing Foreign Studies University won the 2018 Beijing Foreign Exchange Students Mandarin Debate Competition

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The competition, which involved students from 16 of the most well known universities in Beijing, began on 15 April and ended on 15 June, Berita Harian reported.

Nur Afifah Elias and Arina Safwah Jailan, representing the northern Chinese district of Hebei, qualified to the finals after five rounds over the span of three months

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The two university students became champions after winning the last debate on 'Viral on Social Media: Cancer or Cure'.

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On 21 June, Education Malaysia Beijing (EMB) released a statement expressing their pride at the pair's accomplishment.

"This shows that the quality and potential of Malaysian students is equal to those of other developing countries," it read.

Congratulations, ladies! Keep making Malaysia proud!

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