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Taiwan Opens Chinese Centers Across US

Taiwan’s Minister of the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC), Tung Chen-yuan (童振源), opened the new Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning in Irvine, California, to provide Chinese language courses for American adults. The center aims to...

Quantifying Chinese Learning Growth

More than 70 countries and regions had incorporated the Chinese language into their national education system by the end of last year as the language’s global influence continued to spread, officials from China’s Ministry...
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US Looks to Taiwan for Chinese

Through the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), the U.S. and Taiwan have launched the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative, which is aimed at “expanding access to Mandarin and English language instruction, while safeguarding academic freedom.” The move comes after...

Inner Mongolians Protest Chinese Language Classes

A new directive in the Inner Mongolia region is causing parents to protest. The directive will require three subjects — language and literature, politics, and history — to be taught in Mandarin. Inner Mongolia--...

DC Confucius Institute Designated as ‘Diplomatic Mission’

The U.S. State Department has designated the Confucius Institute U.S. (CIUS) Center, in Washington, DC, as a diplomatic mission, which will require it to regularly provide information to the State Department about its Chinese...
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Confucius Institutes Refocus on Chinese Language

China’s Confucius Institutes, which have become the backbone of the country’s worldwide soft power strategy, are being rebranded in the face of widespread criticism. The institutes, launched in 2004, are public educational partnerships between...

‘No Barrier’ to Chinese Becoming ‘Global Language’

Australian author and professor Dr. Jeffrey Gil, of Flinders University in Adelaide, claims there is “no barrier” stopping Chinese becoming a “global language” like English, as universal literacy is not required for a global...

Singaporeans Urged to Renew Mandarin Learning

Singapore has to acknowledge that it is losing its bilingual competitive edge and put in more effort to speak Mandarin at home, according to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, speaking last month at the...
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Digital Mandarin Classes for All

China’s Ministry of Education has announced plans to train teachers and improve infrastructure for digital education in the poorer areas of the country, including the distribution of a million specially designed mobile phones preloaded...

Chinese for All Saudi Arabian Schools

During a recent trip to China by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), the Saudi Foreign Ministry announced that the kingdom had committed to implementing Chinese language programs in schools across the kingdom, hours after MbS met...
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