Between 2005 and 2011, Australian JFK Miller served as editor-in-chief of the Shanghai-based English-language entertainment magazine That’s Shanghai. Coming to China with little prior knowledge of the country, Miller’s role at the magazine required him to quickly become acquainted...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 9, 2016
Like other media, video games in China are subject to a wide range of political and moral content...
by Samuel Wade | May 8, 2014
At Caixin, Yu Ge comments on recent criticism in People’s Daily of the adoption of English...
by Natalie Ornell | Apr 23, 2014
At China Real Time on Monday, Te-Ping Chen noted the relative lack of recent adoptions of Chinese...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 30, 2012
More than 100 scholars have protested the inclusion of 239 English words and abbreviations including NBA and PM2.5 in the Contemporary Chinese Dictionary. From Global Times: In the letter, experts point out that including such...
by Sophie Beach | May 4, 2010
Shanghai is the latest Chinese city to try to eradicate bad English signage in honor of the World Expo. From the New York Times: Fortified by an army of 600 volunteers and a politburo of adroit English speakers, the commission...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 19, 2009
The People’s Liberation Army has been more active in peacekeeping missions around the world, and is now finding a need for more English training for their troops to communicate more effectively with U.N. personnel, Reuters...
by Jenny Leung | Oct 17, 2008
Canadian journalist Joyce Lau writes in her blog about some observations about teaching English in Hong Kong, wherein her brother was denied a teaching post, even though he was a native speaker of English: A potential employer...
by Sophia Cao | Jan 16, 2008
Reuters reports on an English-language-learning craze among residents in Beijing, Reuters reports. The classes are all part of Beijing’s effort to get its population to speak English to welcome the millions of foreigners expected to flood to the city in this Olympic year. Worried that its citizens’ notoriously poor command of the language will embarrass […]
by Sophia Cao | Jan 4, 2008
From Xinhua via Shanghai Daily: Nearly every Beijinger is going international with the forthcoming Olympics – even former stone-faced police officers are learning to greet foreigners with a friendly “hello” and a big smile. Amid the citywide pre-Olympic English-language-learning craze, nearly every police officer, from new graduates to those close to retirement, is studying foreign […]
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