The Chinese Bridge Competition, including Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students and Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary Students and so on, is an international Chinese program sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters(Hanban). It has successfully attracted millions of teenager contestant from more than 110 countries to join the event since 2002, together with hundreds of millions of audience and has become an important event in the international cultural exchange sector, known as Chinese “Olympic”. It has enjoyed a high reputation of a bridge of culture, a bridge of friendship and a bridge of the mind that unite the world.
The Cross-Bridge Contests of the 15th Chinese Bridge--Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students were held at Star Theatre, Art Building in our college on July 12th. The constants form Asia, America and Oceania all dressed in their traditional clothes to the stage. Their fluent Chinese speech, flexible and smart answers to the questions and wonderful talent show won them praise of the judges and wide applause from the audience.
According to the arrangements of the 15th Chinese Bridge--Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, the 146 contestants from 108 countries all over the world would be divided into 4 groups to join the Cross-Bridge Contests between July 12th and July 13th, namely, Asian Group, American & Oceania Group, African Group and European Group.
The constants of the four groups all arrived early at the theater, The Asian Group and American & Oceania Group, the two groups that were going to join the competition today all showed their confidence. They said that they would show people their love for Chinese and their enthusiastic about China.
There are three judges in the Cross-Bridge Contests. They are respectively Xiao Ming, the director of Hunan Symphony Orchestra, Zhang Jinjun, associate professor of Hunan University Overseas Study Center and Jibladze Marine, Dean of Confucius Institute at Free University of Tbilisi, Georgia. They were very satisfied with the contestants’ performance in the contest. And they said that most of the contestants had a good command of Chinese and they could feel their keen interest in Chinese through their performance, however, some of them may were just too nervous to behave themselves. The judges believed they could do better in the following competition.
To ensure the 15th Chinese Bridge--Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students going on wheels and the contestants feeling ease at the completion, Yuan Weikun, President of our college and Feng Yisu, Director of the Base for International Promotion of Chinese Language and Culture arrived at the scene and guided the progress of the work.