Austrian Chinaman,, 11.08.2011


Project Description

A Lower Austrian student won the “best foreign Chinese speaker” contest on Chinese TV. Economics student Thomas Plesser From Mödling prevailed against 120 non-Chinese contestants from 60 countries and won the title “Best foreign Chinese” and a scholarship in China. Thomas first won a speech contest at the Vienna University and was then invited to the Chinese Hunan province where he beat his competitors in a one-month-long casting. He said: “There was a written test and a talent show so I played the computer game Diablo and held a speech.” As one of the 30 finalists in a typical Chinese TV show full of singing, dancing and jumping, Thomas had to dub a Chinese film with which he won the jury and the crowd’s hearts. He said: “It was about heroes and how they are to be judged. A slightly strange subject but it worked well.” Thomas added he could imagine living and working in China for some years. Link:…

Project Details

  • Date 16. June 2016
  • Tags Pressearchiv 2011

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