21 Dec
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 [...]

20 Dec
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 [...]

1 Dec
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 [...]

28 Nov
2007
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Military needs Intercultural Skills

A report on Yahoo News saying that an online survey conducted by Kwintessential suggests that “intercultural skills would have helped troops in Iraq”. Entitled Military needs Intercultural Skills, the report emphasizes that Intercultural skills are of importance to anyone working internationally, [...]

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The newly elected Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is in fact the first ever foreign state leader who is able to speak fluent Chinese Mandarin i.e. Putonghua. Above is a video clip (via YouTube) showing him in an interview by CCTV before elected. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN42pk7eozk[/youtube] Continue Reading...

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