At 14:00 of Nov. 12, 2005, the annual HSK tests in N.Y City were held in the University of New York and the University of Rogels. Ai Fanglin, Counselor and Wang Ying, Consul from the Education Section of Chinese Consulate General to New York came to the site. Like what they had done the precious year, they visited and talked with examinees and their parents about their study of Chinese language.
The annual tests, jointly held by the Chinese Overseas Students Service Center and the University of New York, had been jointly held for 4 years with numbers of examinees increasing each year. Examinees this year, besides children of overseas Chinese in the U.S.A, came from diversified countries, the U.S, France, Canada, U.K, Sweden, Malaysia, Japan and North and South Korea, 174 in all. Not only the number that had increased this year, but also their Chinese level was much higher than previous cessions. 28 signed up for the tests on senior level, twice the number of the previous year. With the increasing number of students to learn Chinese in the U.S., people were eager to demonstrate their ability by taking HSK.
Over 90 percent of examinees in New York passed HSK tests and got certificates each year. About the same percentage won Chinese Language Bridge Cup Scholarship from NOCFL. These scholarship holders have a chance to attend summer language schools in China.