Contestants dance on the final round of the "Chinese Bridge" competition held in Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia, April 13, 2019. (Xinhua/Suriya)
ULAN BATOR, April 13 (Xinhua) -- The final round of the 12th "Chinese Bridge," a Chinese language and culture proficiency competition for secondary school students, was held at the Ulan Bator Ensemble on Saturday.
Fifteen finalists from several Mongolian schools competed in the final round of the Mongolian regional contest in the two categories of China and Chinese culture, and a talent show.
"China has made remarkable achievements in many fields, especially in its economy, and science and technology. If you master the Chinese language, then it will be your key to a bright future," said Chinese Ambassador to Mongolia Xing Haiming while addressing the event.
Chantsal Nomin-Erdene, a female contestant from Khishig school in Ulan Bator secured the first position in the competition and was selected to represent Mongolia at the final competition to be held in China.
All contestants were awarded prizes and certificates according to their individual results.
The Mongolian regional contest was co-organized by the Confucius Institute Headquarters, the Confucius Institute at National University of Mongolia, the Mongolian Chinese Teachers Association, the China-Mongolia Cultural and Education Foundation, as well as the Chinese Cultural Center in Ulan Bator.