Chinese Bridge competition back on the agenda for language learners

15 June 2022

The Queensland Preliminary round of the ‘Chinese Bridge’ Chinese Proficiency Competition for International University Students returned on May 28 after a 2-year hiatus, providing a platform for talented Queensland students to showcase their skills in Mandarin and Chinese Culture.

The 2022 competition, representing the 21st edition of the competition, was hosted by the Tourism Confucius Institute at Griffith University and supported by UQ CI. It was delivered in an on-line format for the first time.  

Themed One World, One Family, the event attracted a small number of participants across the available categories of basic and advanced levels within the University divisions. TAFE students were also invited to participate.

The preliminary round is part of a larger scaled international contest for university level students. Winners of the preliminary rounds are usually invited to compete in the international final in China. However, due to the impact of COVID-19, the capacity to do so has been restricted in recent years. 

UQ CI congratulates the participants and winners of this year’s competition and hopes to encourage and support more students to participate in future events.

The competition expects to fully return in 2023 with UQ CI and the Tourism Confucius Institute at Griffith University to jointly offer the Chinese Bridge competition in its standard format. The next competition is scheduled for May 2023.