Intl Chinese proficiency final to kick off in Changsha
After a two-day culture-focused trip in Beijing, 145 students from 112 foreign countries arrived at Changsha, capital city in South China’s Hunan province, on July 12, to attend the 2017 Hanyu Qiao Chinese Proficiency Final, which will take place in August.
Standing out in the preliminary competition, the 145 students will compete in the final featuring Chinese poems, cultural traditions, and themed performances.
Greeted by local volunteers at Huanghua International Airport, the students were guided to explore Changsha to get to know the city.
According to the competition schedule, there first be a “crossing the bridge” test which will decide who qualifies for the next rounds.
The final will be held in the 1,400-square-meter studio of Hunan Mass Media Vocational and Technical College, and be broadcast live on Hunan TV, a major channel in Hunan province and the most popular TV channel in China, according to the Hunan-based International Chinese Cultural Promotion Base.
The Hanyu Qiao (Chinese Bridge) Chinese Proficiency Program has been held annually since 2008 and is sponsored by the Confucius Institute. It aims to provide an international platform for Chinese learners to compete and communicate.
Over 100 students from 112 foreign countries arrive at Huanghua International Airport, Changsha, on July 12, to attend the 2017 Hanyu Qiao Chinese Proficiency Final. [Photo/rednet.cn]
The students show their excitement upon arriving at the South China city. [Photo/rednet.cn]
The students will tour Changsha before their intense preparation for the competition. [Photo/rednet.cn]