Chinese

Bright Learners, Big Country

Kristal Bivona returns from China full of its promise China is the future. After a short time in one of its gargantuan metropolises, it becomes clear that China is banking on the future by investing in...

Go East Young Woman

According to Kate Sommers-Dawes, studying in China is a a great career move as well as a cultural adventure. Recession or not, the race to learn Chinese is still on all across the Western hemisphere...

Lagos Introduces German and Mandarin to Schools

The government in the Nigerian state of Lagos has announced that the teaching of German and Mandarin is to commence in six schools across the region. The state commissioner for education, Olayinka Oladunjoye stated that...

$100,000 Grant to Help Improve Chinese Language Instruction in America

Last year, Claudia Ross, immediate past president of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA), began designing a program to help expand the resources available to Chinese language teachers across America. This summer, after more...

$300 Million International Scholarship Program in China

Stephen A. Schwarzman, founder of financial services giant Blackstone, has announced a $100 million (¥600 million) personal gift to build and endow an elite scholarship program in China A simultaneous fundraising campaign with a...

Taiwan

Taiwan's Languages The languages and dialects spoken in Taiwan have their origins in the Austronesian and Han lingual systems. The Austronesian languages are spoken by Taiwan's indigenous peoples, while most common Han dialects - Minnanese...

First Chinese Degree in Nigeria

The inexorable rise of Chinese in Africa is continuing with Nigeria’s University of Lagos starting its first degree program in Chinese. At least 25 students have been admitted into the University of Lagos in...

First Chinese Scripts?

Archeologists in China are debating the significance of recently discovered inscriptions dating back 3,000 years. The Global Times, China’s state-run newspaper, reported that the inscriptions, unearthed at the Zhuangqiaofen archaeological site in the eastern province of...

PRC and Taiwan Collaborate on Linguistic Report

Mainland China and Taiwan are putting aside their tense history to work together closely on a joint language report about their respective dialects of the Chinese language, according to a state- ment by the PRC’s...

Two More Confucius Institutes in Pakistan

The Chinese Ministry of Education has approved setting up of two more Confucius institutes in Pakistan, according Pakistan’s Ambassador to the country, Masood Khan. Writing in Pakistan’s Daily Times, Khan remarked on the cultural ties...