A Mongolian high school student competes in the Chinese Bridge language competition in Ulaan Baatar on April 28, 2018. (Photo: Huo Wen)
Ulaan Baatar (People’s Daily) – High school students from all parts of Mongolia convened in the nation’s capital over the weekend to compete in the annual Chinese Bridge language competition sponsored by the Confucius Institute and held at the Ulaan Baatar Theatre.
It was estimated some 500 people including teachers, parents, and high school students from Ulaan Baatar, Darhan, and other regions came to watch and enjoy the world-renowned Chinese language competition at the National University of Mongolia.
High school contestant Danzan Dourgler, a sophomore at the China-Mongolia Friendship School, performed "A Second War" to claim this year’s title.
Second place finalist was a student named “Bayar,” and both will represent their country when they travel to China and compete in the Chinese Bridge World Championships later this year.
Dean of the Confucius Institute at the National University of Mongolia, Zhu Jun Li, said the Chinese Bridge competition attracts widespread participation from high schools throughout Mongolia as “Chinese language fever” continues to rise.
According to national statistics, Mongolia currently has 16 universities where roughly 1.2 million students study Chinese. And it is expected the number of Chinese language students will continue to experience steady growth.