Archive from December, 2007
By     |    Dec 28, 2007   
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圣诞的传说

圣诞刚过,新年来临。环顾四周,张灯结彩,满眼红帽白须,圣诞似渐为中国文化所接受与融合。不同的是多数情况下并非表现为宗教形式,而是渐成为一个的世俗节日,成为商家的炒作题目和年轻人追逐时尚的表现。

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chuguo
By     |    Dec 21, 2007   
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More than 80% Chinese university students want to study abroad

Reported by Xinhua that a recent survey by the China Youth Daily shows that more than 80% Chinese university students want to study abroad. Here are some of the observations: More than 80 percent of university students in China want to study abroad, according to a new online survey. The survey, involving 2,400 university students, revealed that 42 percent of respondents believe an overseas education will be beneficial to their future career [...]

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hanyu-pinyin
By     |    Dec 20, 2007   
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Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages

According to Xinhua on December 12th, 2007, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (OCLCI) issued the first Chinese language proficiency benchmarks for foreigners -the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages. It is a five-step comprehensive and systematic measure of the ability to communicate in Chinese Language, and is the first reference standard to assess the fluency of foreign learners of Chinese.

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red_ribbon
By     |    Dec 1, 2007   
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World AIDS Day – 1st December

While we are expecting the coming of a new year in a month time, we shall not forget that 1 December is the World AIDS Day. Below is the UNICEF World Aids Day Concert 2007 from YouTube. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKt-xn5uLuk[/youtube] In 1988, the World Health Organization (WTO) declared 1 December the World AIDS Day. The red ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness that is worn by people all year round and particularly around [...]

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