ODESSA, Ukraine, May 11 (Xinhua) -- The Ukrainian edition of the 17th "Chinese Bridge", Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, was held in Ukraine's southern Black Sea resort of Odessa on Friday.
Under the theme of "All under heaven are one family," the competition was staged at the South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University (SUNPU).
The contest attracted fifteen Chinese-learning students from five cities in different parts of Ukraine.
The contestants demonstrated their talents and knowledge of Chinese language, culture and history during the four rounds of the competition: self-introduction speech, questions and answers, talent show and improvisation.
Elisaveta Ruban, a student of the Confucius Institute of the SUNPU, won the contest and will represent Ukraine at the international "Chinese Bridge" final in China.
Two second-prize winners, Anna Cherneva, also a student of the Confucius Institute of the SUNPU, and Karina Arakelova, a student of the Confucius Institute of Kharkov National University, will go to the final as guests.
The international contest "Chinese Bridge," launched by China's Confucius Institute Headquarters in 2002, aims to encourage foreign students to learn Chinese.