Amid rising concerns of curtailed academic freedoms, U.S. universities are increasingly closing...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 17, 2016
Global Times reports that 2,939 Uyghur-speaking teachers from Xinjiang will be sent to schools...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 22, 2014
The South China Morning Post reports that, amid an ongoing drive to promote the use of...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 6, 2014
Global Times reports instructions for TV and radio hosts to use more “proper...
by Melissa M. Chan | Feb 24, 2013
While Shanghai strives to be an international city, locals are worried about the preservation of its cultural identity. After the 1990s, when Shanghai increased its efforts to become an international metropolis, the use of...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 18, 2011
Michael Churchman of Australia National University writes in China Heritage Quarterly about the Confucius Institutes and their policy of only teaching standard, simplified Mandarin Chinese to students around the world: It is...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 22, 2010
The New York Times reports on ongoing protests in Qinghai by Tibetan students angered by a plan to change the primary language of instruction to Mandarin Chinese: Thousands of Tibetan students in western China have protested...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 19, 2010
From AP: Tibetan students in western China marched in protest of unconfirmed plans to use the Chinese language exclusively in classes, teachers said Wednesday, an unusually bold challenge to authorities that reflects a deep...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 9, 2010
The Los Angeles Times reports on the current tensions over Mandarin vs. Cantonese use in Guangzhou: For years Cantonese speakers in southern China have complained that local culture is being eroded under orders from Beijing,...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 25, 2010
The Guardian reports: Up to a thousand protesters gathered in the centre of Guangzhou shouting slogans, before police dispersed them peacefully. A witness said most were in their twenties, although some were middle-aged. The...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 22, 2009
The New York Times reports from New York Chinatown on the switch away from Cantonese to Mandarin as the dominant language: With Mandarin’s ascent has come a realignment of power in Chinese-American communities, where the recent...
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