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April 21, 2003

Miss China selected

From:, China - Apr 21, 2003

Confident, healthy Wu Wei won the title of Miss China Sunday evening and will contend for the title of Miss Universe in Panama in June.

Zhang Rui and Xin Xiaojing were the second and third runners up, respectively, at the competition. Jiang Xintian, a deaf-mute girl, was the recipient of the Media Focus prize.

A total of 2,000 girls registered for the competition across the country, and 39 of them were chosen to compete in the final round held in Jinan, the capital of east China's Shandong Province, Sunday evening.

The 175.5-cm-tall Wu will receive further training and will appear, representing Chinese women, at the 52nd Miss Universe pageant in Panama, sponsors said.

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