Confucius Institute Programs - Chinese Bridge Language Competition

The "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition is a large-scale international contest sponsored by Hanban, and is well-known in the cultural and educational exchanges worldwide. It aims to arouse the enthusiasm of students in various countries in learning Chinese and to strengthen the world's understanding of Chinese language and culture. It consists of 3 events: "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign High School Students and "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Students in China. The competition is held yearly, organized and carried out by the Organizing Committee.

So far, the "Chinese Bridge" Competition for College Students has been held 9 times, and attracted 705 college students from over 60 countries participating in the semi-finals and finals in China. The "Chinese Bridge" for High School Students has been held 3 times. Nearly 200 secondary school students from over 20 countries were invited to China to share their achievements and happiness during their Chinese learning. The "Chinese Bridge" for Foreign Students in China has been held twice, which attracted about 200 foreign students from over 40 countries in China to compete with each other. The total number of participants for preliminary rounds of the three contests has exceeded 800,000.

CIAU also sponsors the preliminary “Chinese Bridge” Greater New York Area Language Competition to select competitive students to go to New York City for final competition in early April. Please note the announcement if interested.