A team from the U.S. has won the 15th "Chinese Bridge" language proficiency competition for secondary school students in Kunming, the capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province.
During the final round on Saturday evening, U.S. team beat out the winning teams from each continent: Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, and Australia.
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 an annual series of Chinese Bridge language competitions