LA PAZ, June 15 (Xinhua) -- University student Cleidy Mirian Montecinos will represent Bolivia in the finals of the Chinese Bridge, an international Chinese language and culture proficiency competition, after winning first place in the qualifier on Wednesday.
The winner received excellent scores in sections of Chinese speech, artistic representation and facts about China, and therefore won her ticket to China, where the final event will be held.
The qualifier lasted about three hours on line with seven semi-finalists presenting their Chinese language skills, knowledge of Chinese culture and traditions, as well as their artistic talent.
The event was also attended by Chinese diplomats, representatives of the Confucius Institute, Bolivian university professors and other guests.
Chinese Ambassador to Bolivia Huang Yazhong said that launched 21 years ago, the Chinese Bridge - Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students has become a platform for Chinese language teaching and exchange.
The theme of this year's competition is "One World, One Family," reflecting an important characteristic of Chinese culture, which stresses harmony between different cultures and nations, as well as harmony between humans and nature, he said.
The Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students is held every year among university students up to 30 years old around the world to promote friendship and collaboration between young people from different countries, united by their passion for the Chinese language and culture. ■