Contestants from 62 countries compete in "Chinese Bridge"

16:15, July 12, 2010      

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A total of 107 contestants from 62 countries and 81 divisions visited China on July 11 to participate in the finals of the Ninth "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, hosted by Hanban, the Confucius Institute Headquarters, according to People's Daily.

The theme of the current "Chinese Bridge" competition is "Charming Chinese and Wonderful World Expo." The competition will take Chinese "family culture" as its clue, "home" as its carrier, and involve topics such as Chinese culture and the Shanghai World Expo.

Contestants from cultures around the world will experience and communicate by living with 60 common Chinese families to feel and understand the "family as a small world and the world as a big family."

The "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students has been held eight times since 2002. A total of 705 college students from more than 60 countries around the world were invited to China to participate in the semi-finals and finals, and nearly 70,000 students in the world participated in preliminary competitions.

By People's Daily Online
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