July 2ndAll contestants arrive in Beijing
July 3rd to 4thVisit Confucius Institute Headquarters;
Explore Chinese culture in Beijing
July 5thAll contestants arrive in Changsha and prepare for the opening ceremony
July 6thAttend the opening ceremony at Yuelu Academy
July 7thPreliminary Contest (“Cross the Bridge” Competition)
July 8th to 10thSemi-finals (select the 30 finalists)
July 11th to 12thContestants (except the 30 finalists) enjoy a Huxiang culture tour
July 13thContestants (except the 30 finalists) depart for home
July 11th to 17thRound 1 & 2 of the finals in Xi’an City, Shannxi Province (select top 15 contestants)
July 18th to 23rdRound 3 of the finals in Sanbao Village of Jingdezhen City, Jiangxi Province (select top 10 contestants)
July 24th to 27thRound 4 of the finals in Anhua County of Yiyang City, Hunan Province (select top 5 contestants)
July 28th to August 3rdThe championship round of the finals & the closing ceremony
August 4thThe top 30 contestants depart for home