“Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition

The "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition is a large-scale international contest sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters/ Hanban. Since its launch in 2002, the competition has been held in over 100 countries around the world. Every year, finalists selected by each country gather in Beijing to attend the final competition organized by the Confucius Institute Headquarters. The event has been considered the “Chinese Olympics” by the Chinese learners around the world.

The final competition in Beijing consists of three separate and independent contests: "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. In every spring, Confucius Institute at UT Dallas holds preliminary contests in the DFW area and southern United States to select finalists to attend the final competition in China.