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Learn Mandarin the Chineasy Way

At FT Magazine, Isabel Berwick introduces Chineasy, a visual-based learning system invented by ShaoLan Hsueh that uses simple illustrations to help people recognize and interpret Chinese characters. “In a nutshell, I take...

Australia Spells Out Asia Blueprint

The Wall Street Journal reports Australia plans to grow business with Asian countries, including China and India, to a third of its economy. This plan comes amid growing anxieties over China’s increasing influence in Australia:...

Father of Hanyu Pinyin Turns Sweet 106

Zhou Youguang, father of pinyin, celebrated his 106th birthday (January 13th) with two cakes, one shaped like a typewriter and the other like a copy of his latest book. Among the enormous changes he has witnessed since his...

Foreign Languages Fade in Class — Except Chinese

The New York Times reports that American elementary school enrollment in Chinese has increased, in part due to the Chinese government subsidizing Chinese language instructors: Some schools are paying for Chinese classes on their...

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