Archive from May, 2006
By     |    May 30, 2006   
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Chinese Internet Lingo

It is reported that by April 2006 China has a population of 110 million of internet users, 80% of which are below the age of 30; and by 2010, the number will rise up to 230 million. It is also reported that the population of internet users at age 15+ is about 74,727,000, ranking second after the United States, where it is about 152,046,000. And the total number in the [...]

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By     |    May 29, 2006   
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Intercultural Competence Important to Graduates

In October 2005, Mckinsey (MGI) published a report entitled Addressing China’s Looming Talent Shortage, which pointed out that “Despite China’s enormous pool of university graduates (3.1 million in 2005 alone), MGI research suggests that fewer than 10 percent of Chinese job candidates, on average, would be suitable for work in a foreign company, and the fast-growing domestic economy absorbs most of those who could.” Addressing the same issue, the post entitled Bridging [...]

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By     |    May 26, 2006   
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Two Sides of One Coin

Update: Here is a moving yin-yang diagram (July 23, 2006). The title of the post is borrowed from an article in this excellent blog: A Taste for Good Life, which, according to the author who is originally from China, Helen Wang “is about the beauty of life”. While holding a number of senior research and business executive positions both inside and outside China, Helen actually maintains several blogs writing respectively about [...]

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The Chinese Character 'Peace'
By     |    May 24, 2006   
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900 Chinese Characters Enough to Survive

People whose native language is alphabetical often find Chinese language difficult to learn. As far as I can understand, it is because in Chinese language, the pronunciation, writing/spelling and meaning of the word are ‘separated’. In other words, not like the alphabetical languages, speaking (pronunciation) in Chinese language does little help to the writing (spelling), and in most cases the meaning of a character has little to do with its [...]

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