Tag: China

Chinese Dialects Honored in Film

Last month’s Zurong Dialect Film Festival, one of China’s campaigns to preserve language diversity, received 582 entries featuring various dialects in just its second year. The number of entries doubled from last year, coming...

U.S. Team Wins ” Chinese Bridge ” Contest

A team from the U.S. has won the 15th "Chinese Bridge" language proficiency competition for secondary school students in Kunming, the capital of...

Xi Jinping Promotes Chinese Language Learning in London

During his visit to the UK, the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, attended the opening ceremony for the annual conference of Confucius Institutes in London, stressing the importance of maintaining...

Chinese Language Films for a Growing Middle Class

The market potential of China's rising middle class is bringing big attention to the filmmaking world and the demand for quality Chinese language media. CNN reported that Warner Brothers recently struck a deal with...

Internet Censorship Influences Chinese Language

It has already been established that social media speeds up language evolution, but as the Chinese government actively censors online communities, the country's language has been changing even more quickly. Recently, China drafted a...

The Increasing Chinese Language Demand in Nigeria

In Lagos, Nigeria more students are learning Chinese as economic ties between the West African country and China strengthen. China's rapid economic expansion and the growth of a middle class meant a necessary turn...

China to train 30,000 overseas language teachers by 2017

Earlier this month, plans to train about 30,000 overseas Chinese teachers by the end of 2017 were announced at the Third World Chinese Language and Culture Education conference, which attracted about 600 representatives from...

China Punishes Wordplay

You can’t speak pǔntōnghuà in China. The Chinese Administration of Radio, Press, and Publications is not amused by rampant puns in advertising, television and the news. The Administration showed no sense of humor when it...

New Chinese Dictionary Reflects Modern China

Additions include nouveau riche and the WeChat social media app. The Chinese language regulator has approved of a new edition of the Standard Dictionary of Modern Chinese that includes over 100 new words of increasing...

Portuguese President Promotes Language During China Visit

On his sixth visit to Macau, the Portuguese Republic President Cavaco Silva recently emphasized the continued value of the Portuguese language in scientific, economic, business and cultural sectors worldwide. Following an official visit to Beijing...
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