20th "Chinese Bridge" competition held online for Indian college students
NEW DELHI, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The 20th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign University Students (India) has been held online.
Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong said at the award ceremony of the competition that the "Chinese Bridge" series of competitions is an important platform for young students from the world to learn Chinese and understand China, and it has become an important brand event for international cultural exchanges.
He said that the "Chinese Bridge" has built a bridge of culture, friendship and soul that connects China and the world.
The theme "One Family in the World" deeply embodies the concept of "a community with a shared future for mankind" and carries forward the cultural tradition of harmony and peace of the Chinese nation, he said.
Sun said China and India are both ancient civilizations, and cultural and educational exchanges between the two countries have a long history.
The "Chinese Bridge" connects the youth of China and India, Sun said, encouraging the students to continue working hard in learning Chinese and calling on more Indian young people to learn Chinese and become cultural envoys promoting China-India friendship.
A total of 23 Indian college contestants participated in the finals of the competition.