China's Wang Meng (2nd L) is congratulated by an unidentified men after the women's 500m short track speedskating final at the Turin Winter Olympics on Feb. 15, 2006. Wang Meng won the gold medal of the games with a total of 44.345 seconds. (Xinhua/Bi Mingming)
Shanghai's Huo Liang competes during the men's 10m platform final of diving at the 2008 National Diving Championships in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui province, on March 23, 2008. (Xinhua/Li Jian)
Chu Mu-Yen(blue) of Chinese Taipei kicks Yulis Gabriel Mercedes of Dominican Republic during the men's 58kg quarterfinal at Beijing Olympic Games taekwondo event in Beijing, capital of China, August 20, 2008. (Xinhua/Wang Yuguo)
Ma Lin of China returns a shot to his teammate Wang Hao during men's singles final of table tennis at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 23, 2008. Ma Lin defeated Wang Hao 4-1 and won the gold medal of the event. (Xinhua/Luo Gengqian)
Lebron James (blue) of the U.S. dunks during Men's Gold Medal Game between Spain and the United States at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games basketball event at Olympic Basketball Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Aug. 24, 2008. (Xinhua/Meng Yongmin)
Spain's team celebrates on the podium during the awarding ceremony after the World Cup final against the Netherlands at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 11, 2010. Spain won the match 1-0. (Xinhua/Li Ga)
The 10th “China Bridge” US Midwest Regional was held at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, on April 23, 2011. Supported by Hanban and the Consulate General of PRC to Chicago, the regional contest was organized by the Confucius Institute and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Purdue University. About 40 contestants from ten universities participated in the contest on Purdue campus, filled with spring breeze and blossoms. As a pre-contest for the 10th “China Bridge” in China, this event is also a showcase of Chinese language skills of all students who are currently enrolled in the Chinese language programs.