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Learn English, Chinese Style

Title<p>Learn English, Chinese Style<p>A ChinaFile Translation<p>July 16, 2014<p>Topics:<p>Education<p>Keywords:<p>Education, Language, Standardized Tests, Gaokao, …

One-child proclivity

WHEN China eased its one-child policy late last year, investors bet on a surge in demand for everything from pianos to nappies. They, and government …

China

The spirit level

LI JUN, a construction worker from Shandong, sips a large bottle of Yanjing beer as he squats on the pavement and shares a lunchtime bag of noodles …

Love, or Nearest Offer

<b>Finding a catch in the marriage market – by Alec Ash</b><p>Chinese Valentine's day, Qixijie, came and went. Roses were sold, promises told, single beds felt …

"Leftover" and proud

IT ISN'T easy being young and female in China. The pressure to marry begins from your early to mid-twenties, often with your own mother ringing you …

China tells citizens to bike, walk, and snitch in the “united struggle” to breathe easier

To fight its stubborn pollution problem, China is asking its citizens to walk or bike instead of driving, and to use less air conditioning and limit the use of outdoor barbecues—and to turn in neighbors who waste electricity or pollute the environment.<p>According to China’s environmental protection …

Pollution

China promotes mixed marriages in Tibet as way to achieve ‘unity’

By William Wan and<p>William Wan<p>National correspondent covering science and news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Xu Yangjingjing<p>BEIJING — During their controversial six-decade-rule of Tibet, China’s Communist Party leaders have been accused by human rights groups of trying to tame the restive region by imprisoning …

The Great Chinese Exodus

Many Chinese are leaving for cleaner air, better schools and more opportunity. But Beijing is keeping its eye on them.<p>Even when the emperors did their utmost to keep them at home, the Chinese ventured overseas in search of knowledge, fortune and adventure. Manchu Qing rulers thought those who left …

Denying Historians: China’s Archives Increasingly Off-Bounds

<i>By Maura Cunningham</i><p>At last week’s meeting of the Historical Society for Twentieth-Century China in Taipei, roughly 200 historians from Asia, the United States and Europe gathered to share their latest research. But during lunch hours and coffee breaks, the one question that kept popping up wasn’t …

Why China Will Lead Innovation in Social and Mobile Commerce

Social commerce is a novel term in the US, and many people are not familiar with it. Some think it refers to those annoying ads on Facebook. According to Wikipedia, social commerce is the use of social networks in the context of e-commerce transactions.<p>In China, social commerce has taken up a life …

30 (more) new books on my Contemporary China reading list

Its that time of year again: Crisp mornings, football on TV and a growing buzz on campus as more and more students return for class. Preparing …

Researching Chinese Christianity: (Mis)conceptions and revelations

<b>Gerda Wielander</b> is Principal Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Westminster, London, and researcher at the university’s Contemporary …

I Ghostwrite Chinese Students' Ivy League Admissions Essays

When you think about your future multi-million dollar shipping moguls and up-and-coming diplomats, please remember a small handful of them probably received their Ivy League degrees thanks to me.<p>Hey China, you're welcome. When you think about your future multi-million dollar shipping moguls, …

China Blue