The final of the 16th "Chinese Bridge" — Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Student was held in Changsha on August 12, 2017, which marked the end of the one-month-long competition.
The 16th "Chinese Bridge" Competition top 15 were announced on August 2, including five continent champions, and ten first and second prize winners.
The first round of the finals of the 16th "Chinese Bridge" — Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Student was held on July 25, 2017. After two competition segments, BERNHARD (Chinese name: He Bende) from Germany won the championship of the European Group.
The "Chinese Bridge" Competition American group winners visited DJI, a Chinese technology company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong.
The “Chinese Bridge” contestants started their Hunan cultural tour after intense competition. They visited Yuelu Academy, Orange Isle, Longping Rice-themed Museum, and CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd., to experience the charm of Huxiang Culture.
The 16th “Chinese Bridge” Foreign College Student Chinese Proficiency Competition top 30 were announced on July 20, 2017.
|July 10 (Monday)||All contestants arrive in Beijing.|
|July 11 – July 12
(Tuesday and Wednesday)
|Visit to the Confucius Institute Headquarters, and cultural experience activities in Beijing.|
|Written examination in Changsha.|
|July 14 – July 15
(Friday and Saturday)
|"Cross the Bridge" Competition (Chinese speech contest and talent show)|
|July 16 – July 17
(Sunday and Monday)
|Preparing for the semi-finals.|
|July 18 – July 20
(Tuesday - Thursday)
|The first round semi-finals to select top 30 contestants.|
|July 21 – August 2
(Friday – Wednesday)
|The second round semi-finals to select top 15 contestants.|
|August 3 – August 11
(Thursday - Friday)
|Cultural tours and preparing for the final.|