KUNMING - A team from the United States has won the "Chinese Bridge" language proficiency competition for secondary school students held in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province.
The final round was held on Saturday evening, with the winning team from each continent, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, the United States, Mozambique and Australia, taking part.
A number of participants from countries such as Canada and Austria also won individual awards.
The series of contests, which focuses on spoken Chinese, Chinese culture and art performances, attracted 320 teachers and students from 96 countries and regions.
During their stay in Kunming, the participants visited local families and communities to experience folk arts and traditions.
Since 2002, the headquarters of the Confucius Institute in Beijing has organized a series of Chinese Bridge language competitions.