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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...

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...

Deal to Promote Chinese in Georgia

Last month, the education and science minister Giorgi Batiashvili of Georgia signed an agreement with China to promote the learning of Chinese...

Chinese Writing ‘Robot’ Stirs Debate

The story of a Chinese schoolgirl and her character-copying machine has sparked a debate about how the Chinese language should be taught in this age of automation.

Russian, Ruslan Ustinov, Crosses Chinese Bridge First

Russian student Ruslan Ustinov won the 17th Chinese Bridge Chinese Language Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students last month in Changsha, in central China’s Hunan Province. Over 150 students from 118 countries took part in...

Emirates Embrace Chinese

Last month’s visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) not only strengthened bilateral relations between the two nations, but also provided a huge boost to the learning of Mandarin...

ABC Airs Half-Chinese Sitcom

Last month, an episode of ABC’s primetime sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, called “Ride the Tiger,” broke ground by being about 50% spoken in Mandarin. Writer Jeff Chiang explained the rationale behind it to the...

Al Jazeera Launches Chinese Site

Al Jazeera has launched a Mandarin-language news website targeting a Chinese population of 1.4 billion people. The project, which is the first of its kind...

Grants to Fully Fund Chinese and Arabic Teachers @ K-12 Schools

U.S. K-12 schools can host a fully-funded teacher from Egypt, Morocco, or China with the help of Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) grants. TCLP is fully-funded grant sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and...

Confucius Launches Chinese Online Test and Programs

The Confucius Institute and XuetangX have launched a platform for students around the world who want to learn Chinese and pass the HSK proficiency tests. The courses are available at www.chinesetest.cn. Beginners can register...