Tagged with " learning Chinese"
Tsinghua University
By     |    Aug 20, 2006   
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More Seats for Foreign Students to Study in China

Reported by Xinhuanet in this article that by 2020 China will double the number of seats available for foreign students to study in universities in China: “By 2020 Chinese universities will enroll 300,000 students from abroad, up from 140,000 in 2005.” How many universities you can choose from? “A total of 568 universities in China are qualified to enroll foreign students…” And, there will be more scholarships available, as reported that [...]

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By     |    Jun 14, 2006   
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Making a Most Attractive Destination For Students

China is trying to do more in education export. Annouonced by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) on May 29th that China is to become the “most attractive destination” in the Asia-Pacific region for overseas students. Statistics from the CSC show the number of foreigners studying in China hit 140,000 in 2005, including 40,000 from the Republic of Korea, 14,000 from Japan, and 8,000 from the United States. The total had risen [...]

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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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