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  1. India trails China in English standings

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the mainland is taking place mainly in cities. 'English-language learning is a growing trend, and is principally learnt by those who want to go into foreign trade or colleges overseas because ... Zuleika Sedgley The British may have ruled India for 200 years, but people in China are now more proficient than Indians in their use of the English language, an online survey has found. ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    Foreign English teachers face scrutiny after sex alerts

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Teaching clampdown after sex alerts Foreign English teachers on the mainland face tighter supervision in the wake of two child sex scandals in Beijing and Nanjing. ... for child pornography and the other on the run from child-sex charges, were able to get jobs as English teachers. In a brief notice on its website, the administration urged local foreign experts ...

  3. Chinese moving up beside English

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... into Chinese for those interested in Singlish. The government sees the hybrid language as a poorly spoken form of English and has for years discouraged its use for fear it could make the country less ... you like to partake of a beverage?' Everyone would look at me funny,' Lee said. There's concern about being elitist when using grammatically correct English, the language ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    CCTV blames Dalai Lama, foreign media for instigating self-immolations

    Posted May 17th 2013, 02:43pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... The CCTV report is scheduled to be aired internationally by the state broadcaster in English and four other languages. ... Patrick Boehler Chinese national television aired a lengthy prime time news feature blaming the Tibetan government-in-exile and foreign media for self-immolations in the country's ...

  5. To learn the language, live the culture

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... inspirational, and four years ago he set up the LTL Mandarin School in Beijing to help foreigners master what can at times seem like 'a language from a different planet'. This year, he started ... is your programme different? LTL stands for Live the Language and that's how I believe one should learn Mandarin- you have to live Chinese and banish English from your life. We therefore ...

  6. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    FDI revives, rises for second month in mainland China

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com High-end manufacturing and services sectors a big draw as Europe and US boost investment FDI revives, rises for second month on the mainland Foreign direct investment in mainland China rose for a second month in March, driven by greater inflows from Europe and the United States. Ministry of Commerce spokesman Shen Danyang said foreign ...

  7. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

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

    ... offers young education on foreign policy US first lady Michelle Obama is absolutely right about the importance of overseas education, and that is exactly what the sons and daughters of many ... her speech, the China Daily ran a report, citing Obama, headlined: "Studying abroad remains vital ingredient of US foreign policy". It can be argued that studying abroad is also ...

  8. Foreigners in need of reassurance

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... microblogs. Then, the most visible presenter on CCTV's main English-language channel launched an online tirade against 'foreign scum'. The apprehension is perfectly understandable, ... Foreigners working on the mainland have an uneasy feeling. Videos of shocking behaviour by compatriots went viral on the internet, spawning a torrent of comment that veered towards ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must leave its foreign policy to the experts

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by LANXIN XIANG

    ... for a foreign-policy elite dominated by language specialists, to whom instant results is the only measure of success. One should not expect them to have a long-term strategic vision. The new leadership should ... to language technicians. Establishing a political appointee system to allow those who have the confidence of the top leaders to conduct foreign policy might be the most effective way out. Lanxin Xiang ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Bilingual students more China-ready

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Schools believe immersion in second language and culture will benefit their students, writes Linda Yeung Speaking in tongues Wilson Chan, who worked ... summer programmes at YK Pao School. Participants engage in sports, arts and other activities at the camps, some in English, some in Putonghua, and others conducted in both languages. Sohmen says ...




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