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Chinese language test attracts overseas students

(Xinhua)

10:46, October 17, 2011

BEIJING - A Chinese language proficiency contest will be held from 17th to 20th this month in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, with about 200 middle school students from 43 countries participating.

According to Hanban, the Chinese language promotion agency, competitors will display their Chinese language skills, perform traditional Chinese arts, including singing and dancing, painting and calligraphy, martial arts, etc.

Coming from Asia, America, Europe, Africa and Oceania, competitors will visit the cultural spots in Beijing, and the headquarters of the Confucius Institute, the government-sponsored worldwide Chinese language promoting organization.

Students will go to middle schools and colleges in Chongqing, and visit some ordinary families, said Hanban.

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