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National marine knowledge competition crowns top scholars

By Wang Ru | | Updated: 2024-06-12 16:48
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Award winners of a national competition held recently to promote marine knowledge among young people across the country. [Photo provided to]

The culmination of a prestigious national competition on marine knowledge, jointly organized by the State Oceanic Administration, the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China, and the China Oceanic Development Foundation, among other esteemed entities, was broadcast on Fujian Straits TV, South East TV, and various online platforms ton Saturday.

Drawing in participation from hundreds of thousands of students representing over 200 universities nationwide, the competition sieved through contenders until 15 exemplary teams advanced to the final stage. Notable victors included Li Haizhi from Ocean University of China, Cui Hongrui from China Coast Guard Academy, and Luo Yushan from Guangdong Ocean University, who clinched the coveted top prizes.

Spanning a diverse array of oceanic themes, the competition's questions delved into marine biodiversity, conservation efforts, polar exploration, maritime development strategies, and other pertinent subjects. Renowned marine scientist Jin Xianglong lauded the participants for their exceptional performances, expressing confidence in the future trajectory of China's maritime industry, buoyed by the remarkable talents showcased by the next generation.

Since its inception in 2008, this event has unfolded 14 times, serving as a cornerstone initiative to disseminate marine knowledge widely. Against the backdrop of China's accelerated maritime development and the ambitious vision of constructing the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, the competition stands as a beacon for nurturing a deep-rooted understanding of the oceans among the nation's youth.

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