The new HSK test was launched by Hanban in an effort to better serve Chinese language learners. The test is the result of coordinated efforts by many experts from different disciplines including Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement. The new exam combines the advantages of the original HSK while also taking into consideration the recent trends in Chinese language training by conducting surveys and making use of the latest findings in international language testing.
The Business Chinese Test is a state-level standardized test designed to assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers engaged in business activities. BCT is developed by Peking University under the entrustment of the Office of the Chinese Language Council International (“Hanban” for short). Its English name is the Business Chinese Test (“BCT” for short).
The new YCT test was launched by Hanban in an effort to encourage foreign students to learn Chinese and improve their Chinese language proficiency. As part of this effort, since 2004 Hanban has organized experts from different disciplines such as Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement to work on the program, conducting surveys in order to understand the latest trends in overseas Chinese language teaching and learning.