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  1. To learn the language, live the culture

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... work. I've seen many people learn Chinese, and those who achieve fluency are willing and able to accept and live the culture. Why did you decide to open a school to teach Mandarin? I worked ... drink spirits and eat grilled lamb skewers. They may have become wealthy and drive BMWs, but this is probably still what they enjoy doing the most. ...

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    China still tests bottled drinking water using 'Soviet standards'

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 08:29am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler China still follows regulations adopted from the Soviet Union to test bottled drinking water, the Beijing News reported on Thursday. "When the World Health ... Safety in Beijing told the paper. According to these arcane regulations, China's national health inspectors do not test bottled drinking water for acidity, or pH level, or for substances ...

  3. Corporate culture changes to match the times

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... forcing it to modernise. The best local governments can do is not to interfere. A bad example is Jianlibao (a maker of soft drinks) in the city of Sanshui, Guangdong province that used ... agree on decisions is through a non-democratic culture that listens to authority. Then the whole company carries out those decisions. Liu: Corruption is inevitable during the process of company ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... with an interest in Chinese history and culture to study in the country. Education becomes a means of learning much more than the subject matter of textbooks when one studies in another land. When ...

  5. News - China

    Chinese general warns of Western 'cultural colonialism'

    Posted May 01st 2013, 08:58am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A high-ranking People's Liberation Army representative has called on China to counter increasing Western cultural infiltration, especially among young people. The West ... in the Guangming Daily on Monday. "Western cultural infiltration techniques are very clever in their deception and hidden nature," the one-star general wrote. "This 'cultural ...

  6. Hong Kong courts disaster with culture of opposition

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... With the anti-national education campaign on a rampage and half of the new government busy defending the curriculum, any objective observer will easily come to the conclusion that launching national education in Hong Kong schools is a fool's errand. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The dazzling comeback of China's sent-down youth of yesterday

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by NORA SAUSMIKAT

    ... Nora Sausmikat Nora Sausmikat says with the ascent of a new Chinese leadership comprising many who were 'sent down' during the Cultural Revolution, there's a feeling ... to learn from peasants during the Cultural Revolution- would be left out of the leadership succession. Today, the most powerful people in China belong to this generation, including President Xi ...

  8. Collision courses

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the drinking becomes. 'In China, you never drink alone, you always propose a toast to people, it is a 'ganbei' [cheers!] culture,' says Singaporean Damien Shee, who attends scores ... and drink baijiu (grain liquor) with a beatific smile, not a curled-lip grimace. Moments in history have turned on foreign politicians' successful navigation of formal banquets. China may have ...

  9. Culture industry displays 3,000 projects at fair

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com The mainland has introduced more than 3,000 cultural projects during the four-day International Cultural Industries Fair that ends today in Shenzhen, in an effort to draw investment and financing from home and abroad. The projects, outlined in an investment handbook issued by the Ministry of Culture at the annual expo on Friday, cover 12 fields, ...

  10. Movies can help bridge culture gap

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Understanding and respecting culture is a central pillar of building strong relations between nations. Movies and music are the easiest way for one society to get to know about another. But the Chinese Communist Party has long viewed such imports from the West, especially from the United States, as cultural imperialism and severely restricted their availability. Rethinking the policy ...




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