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Chinese Proficiency Contests

Chinese Proficiency Contests here chiefly refer to the "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition, which is a large-scale international contest sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters (CIH), and is well-known in the cultural and educational exchanges worldwide. It consists of 3 events: "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students and "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreigners Across the Globe.

The competition, first launched in 2002, has been held annually, organized and carried out by the Organizing Committee. The competition is composed of three rounds, the Preliminary Round, the Semi-final round and the Final Round. The preliminary round is held around the globe between March and Early June, while the semi-final and the final rounds are held in China between Mid-July and Mid-August. The winners will be awarded scholarship to study in China.