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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...

‘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...

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...
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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...
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