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    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An intensive summer language program hosted by Harvard University in Beijing will relocate to Taiwan in summer of 2022, as the U.S.-China relationship remains strained. The program is moving to Taipei and will kick off next summer with about 60 students who will take eight weeks of classes, National Taiwan University confirmed Wednesday. The decision...
    As someone who speaks both languages, Cupertino Mayor Darcy Paul believes that providing opportunities for the city’s English-speaking population to learn Mandarin is a beneficial step for future collaborations and economic growth not just between various nations, but also within the local communities. “With Cupertino having such a significant population of people speaking the Chinese language, it’s important to have...
    BEIJING (AP) — A top Chinese official said Thursday that “all-round efforts” are needed to ensure Tibetans speak standard spoken and written Chinese and share the “cultural symbols and images of the Chinese nation.” Wang Yang made the remarks before a handpicked audience in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the home of Tibet’s traditional Buddhist leaders, at...
    A law professor at the University of San Diego is under investigation for a personal blog post in which he used “offensive” language in reference to Chinese government propaganda. “If you believe that the coronavirus did not escape from the lab in Wuhan, you have to at least consider that you are an idiot who is swallowing whole a lot of...
    A popular YouTuber who went viral handing out $1,000 cash tips in Chinatown last week explained to The Post why he got the year of the ox off to a prosperous start for five lucky restaurateurs. Arieh Smith, 30, is known for his Xiaomanyc channel, where he defies expectations by chatting up people in Mandarin and Cantonese. The Manhattan...
    More On: viral videos Pie in the sky: Skydivers share pizza in 14,000-foot plummet Chilling footage shows ghostly figure at abandoned nursing home ‘from hell’ Woman regrets very unfortunate tattoo she got just before pandemic Meet Skipper, the first puppy to survive with six legs A popular YouTuber who went viral handing out $1,000 cash tips in Chinatown last...
    Republicans claim language program is just a front for Chinese spies
    BEIJING (AP) — A Tibetan shopkeeper convicted of inciting separatism based on his comments in a New York Times documentary was released Friday after serving a five-year prison sentence, advocacy groups said. Tashi Wangchuk’s release was reported by the writers group PEN America and the International Campaign for Tibet. There was no official comment and his lawyer did not...
            by Dave Huber  A linguistics and education professor from Michigan State University claims that telling somebody that you can’t understand him is an example of “linguistic racism.” More specifically, it’s “racist” to ask a person to repeat what he said because you “don’t understand [his] thick accent.” Another example is someone “openly say[ing] only English...
    Official Chinese state media had a field day Thursday with the invasion of the U.S. capitol by armed supporters of Donald Trump. It called the incident “a beautiful sight” and used it as a chance to advance Beijing’s narrative on Hong Kong and promote China‘s system of governance. State outlets and even the country’s foreign ministry spokeswoman focused in particular...
    Over 70 countries have officially incorporated the Mandarin language into their national education systems, China’s education ministry said this week. The United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, and South Africa are among the nations teaching Mandarin in their government-run schools, China’s Vice Minister of Education, Tian Xuejun, said Monday, the state-run China Global Television Network (CGTN) reported Wednesday. “So far, over...
    Hailey and Adam’s Language Recap Learn basic Chinese with Hailey and Adam through their language crash course. The couple is American-born, yet fluent in Chinese, so they often get asked how they were able to learn the language. Hailey and Adam mention that they lived in Taiwan for 1-2 years, and they found that the most quick and effective...
    BEIJING – Following scathing political attacks from the Trump administration, China on Friday defended its Confucius Institutes as apolitical facilitators of cultural and language exchange. The administration last week urged U.S. schools and colleges to rethink their ties to the institutes that bring Chinese language classes to America but, according to federal officials, also invite a “malign influence” from...
    The Trump administration on Friday encouraged U.S. schools and colleges to rethink their ties to the Confucius Institute, a program that brings Chinese language classes to America but, according to federal officials, also invites a “malign influence” from China. In letters to universities and state education officials, the State Department and Education Department said the program gives China a foothold...
    The Trump administration on Friday encouraged U.S. schools and colleges to rethink their ties to the Confucius Institute, a program that brings Chinese language classes to America but, according to federal officials, also invites a “malign influence” from China. In letters to universities and state education officials, the State Department and Education Department said the program gives China a foothold...
    The non-public particulars of US army commanders and hundreds of outstanding People have been amassed since 2017 by a Chinese language expertise firm with reported ties to the nation’s army and intelligence networks, in keeping with a report on leaked information. A database of about 2.four million folks, together with at the very least 50,000 People, was compiled by...
    A Chinese language virologist who has alleged that COVID-19 was human-made in a lab in China launched a report on Monday that she says backs up her explosive declare. Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a former researcher on the Hong Kong College of Public Well being, posted a paper on the the open-access repository web site Zenote, that she claims reveals...
    The suspension of a US university professor has ignited a debate over the use of a seemingly innocuous Chinese word. Professor Greg Patton at the University of Southern California (USC) was telling students in a communications lecture last month about filler, or pause words, such as 'err', 'umm' or 'you know' in English. Footage of his lecture, which has now...
    The US has revoked the visas of over 1,000 Chinese language nationals, citing issues about college students and researchers having ties to the Chinese language army, a State Division official confirmed to The Put up. The trouble got here as a part of a Might 29 proclamation by President Trump to limit the entry of some Chinese language nationals...
    Chinese officials arrested hundreds of people in Inner Mongolia, Radio Free Asia (RFA) revealed on Tuesday, for protests against Beijing’s imposition of Mandarin language study in regional schools. The Communist Party has described the introduction of Mandarin as “bilingual education,” but locals fear that the indigenous Mongolian language may soon disappear from schools. China has similarly attempted to eradicate languages...
    The University of Southern California removed a professor last week from his MBA-level virtual communications class after he used a Chinese expression that a group of Black students complained resembled the English pronunciation of the N-word and, therefore, harmed their mental health. Greg Patton, a professor of clinical business communication at USC Marshall School of Business, was delivering a...
    BEIJING — China accused Indian troops of violating a bilateral settlement and firing warning photographs within the air throughout a confrontation with Chinese language personnel on the disputed border on Monday, amid renewed tensions between the 2 international locations. Chinese language border guards took “countermeasures” to stabilise the state of affairs, Zhang Shuili, spokesman for the navy’s western command...
    (CNN)Ethnic Mongolian students and parents in northern China have staged mass school boycotts over a new curriculum that would scale back education in their mother tongue, in a rare and highly visible protest against the ruling Communist Party's intensified push for ethnic assimilation.Under the new policy, Mandarin Chinese will replace Mongolian as the medium of instruction for three subjects in...
    A business professor at USC is no longer teaching his communications course after Black students complained that a Chinese-language example he used during class sounded like a racial slur and harmed their mental health. Marshall School of Business professor Greg Patton was giving a Zoom lesson in his “Communication for Management” class on Aug. 20. The course, a three-week intensive,...
    Hunter Biden’s enterprise dealings in China served the “strategic pursuits” of the nation’s communist authorities and army — and should have imperiled American nationwide safety, claims a brand new documentary completely previewed by The Publish. “Using the Dragon: The Bidens’ Chinese language Secrets and techniques” highlights a number of offers that Hunter Biden was concerned in as a board...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Ethnic Mongolians, including students and parents, in China’s Inner Mongolia region are demonstrating their anger in rare public protests against a new bilingual education policy that they say is endangering the Mongolian language. A high school student in the city of Hulunbuir said students rushed out of their school on Tuesday and destroyed a fence before...
    HONG KONG—Students, teachers, parents, and others are staging protests in Inner Mongolia, a semi-autonomous region in northern China, by surrounding police stations and gathering outside schools. Thousands are congregating in rare displays of open defiance of governmental orders. These demonstrations were sparked by the Chinese government’s directive issued in the summer to broaden the footprint of Mandarin Chinese in state-compiled...
    Wikimedia Commons Herbalife Diet firm emblem. Herbalife Diet, a multilevel advertising and marketing firm, entered right into a deferred prosecution settlement with the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace from the Southern District of New York on Friday, August 28, during which the corporate admitted to partaking in felony exercise for a decade and...
    Dissident Chinese language artist Ai Weiwei made a secret movie known as “Coronation” in Wuhan, the central Chinese language metropolis that grew to become the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, throughout its strict lockdown. The internationally recognized artist, who has known as consideration to human rights violations and authorities corruption in China along with his work, stated he had...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham mentioned he urged President Trump to not shut down the favored Chinese language-owned social media app TikTok, as a substitute proposing that an American firm can buy it and take away it from the management of the Chinese language Communist Get together. “So right here’s the deal. If TikTok is saved, you’ll be able to thank...
    The US and China voiced their dedication late Monday to finishing up their section one commerce deal, as tensions between the 2 world superpowers proceed to escalate. The replace got here from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Commerce Consultant Robert Lighthizer, who launched a joint assertion after collaborating in a scheduled video name with Chinese language Vice Premier...
    The Trump administration intensified its crackdown on Huawei, imposing new restrictions on the Chinese language smartphone big’s entry to essential elements. The US Commerce Division mentioned Monday it can tighten guidelines enacted earlier this yr that stop Huawei from acquiring semiconductors with out a particular license — this time stopping even non-US firms from promoting components to Huawei if...
    There’s a new candor in relations between the United States and China. At least from the Washington side. While Beijing refers to where Uighurs are held as Vocational Education and Training Centers, they are “concentration camps” operating purely for the mass internment of a persecuted religious minority, according to Washington. In June, four Chinese news organizations operating in the U.S....
    The US has designated the Confucius Institute (CI), the Chinese government-run global education programme, as a foreign propaganda mission. The order says CI, which offers language and cultural programmes overseas, is "owned or effectively controlled" by a foreign government. Staff will be required to register and adhere to restrictions similar to those placed on diplomatic embassies. It comes amid worsening...
    Fortunately, he’s acquired guts! An chubby Chinese language man discovered his large stomach to be a lifesaver — after it acquired wedged in a properly and stopped him falling down, in response to officers. The 28-year-old solely recognized as Liu acquired trapped in his household’s properly after breaking via wooden that had been used to cowl it in his...
    WASHINGTON — China would overtake america as the worldwide superpower and power People to be taught to talk Chinese language if Joe Biden wins the election, President Trump claimed on Tuesday. “China will personal america if this election is misplaced by Donald Trump. If I don’t win the election, China will personal america,” Trump stated throughout an interview with...
    HONG KONG — Hong Kong police arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai and raided the writer’s headquarters Monday within the highest-profile use but of the brand new nationwide safety regulation Beijing imposed on the town after protests final yr. “Jimmy Lai is being arrested for collusion with overseas powers right now,” Mark Simon wrote on Twitter. Hong Kong police stated...
    Chinese language firms just lately helped Saudi Arabia assemble a secret uranium extraction facility, in line with a report. Absolutely the monarchy, and a US ally, stealthily constructed the “yellowcake” processing plant in northwestern Saudi Arabia, the Wall Road Journal studies, citing Western officers. Saudi Arabia has the world’s second-largest oil reserves however brazenly plans to pursue nuclear vitality....
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - An editorial in a Chinese state newspaper on Wednesday sharply criticised Washington for what it termed an attempt to provoke an "all-out confrontation with China" over Chinese journalists' visas. "No longer content with their maximum pressure ploys to coerce China into accepting an unfair trade deal, these neo-crusaders are seeking to provoke an all-out confrontation whereby they...
    India’s Education Ministry announced Saturday that it would drop Mandarin from the list of recommended foreign languages to be taught in schools, citing security concerns about ties between Mandarin-language programs and the Chinese Communist government. On Sunday, the ministry posted a list of programs that allegedly have operational or funding links to Beijing. The Education Ministry stressed on Saturday...
    SHANGHAI/SAN FRANCISCO – Chinese language synthetic intelligence firm Shanghai Zhizhen Clever Community Know-how Co Ltd, often known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit towards Apple Inc, alleging it has infringed on its patents. The corporate is looking for 10 billion yuan ($1.four billion) in damages and calls for that Apple stop “manufacturing, utilizing, promising to promote, promoting and importing”...
    Zumret Dawut, an Uighur girl from China’s far Western Xinjiang area, has recounted being forcibly sterilized in a Chinese language internment Camp. An AP Information investigation in June outlined the extent of the Chinese language authorities’s “draconian measures to slash start charges amongst Uighurs and different minorities as a part of a sweeping marketing campaign to curb...
    White Home commerce adviser Peter Navarro blasted Chinese language-owned social media app TikTok a “nationwide safety risk” and accused its American chief of being a “puppet CEO.” The critique comes after President Trump on Friday introduced he deliberate to ban the app from working within the US amid considerations the favored video platform might share American person knowledge with...
    CHENGDU, China — The U.S. closed its consulate within the southwestern Chinese language metropolis of Chengdu on Monday, a sufferer of the rising tensions between the worldwide powers. China ordered the mission closed late final week in retaliation for a U.S. order to close down the Chinese language Consulate in Houston earlier the identical week. The tit-for-tat closings marked...
    A Singaporean man in Washington, D.C., pleaded responsible to expenses of performing as an unlawful agent of the Chinese language authorities, the Justice Division mentioned Friday. Jun Wei Yeo, also referred to as Dickson Yeo, was busted for working a bogus consulting company designed to extract data from US authorities staff and the army, Reuters reported. The bust is...
    Getty Throughout his coronavirus press briefing on Wednesday, July 22, President Donald Trump was requested if he was wanting into closing any further Chinese language consulates or embassies in the USA. This was following information {that a} Chinese language consulate in Houston is being closed as of Friday. A fireplace was seen within...
    Barely weeks after China imposed its new Hong Kong-crackdown legislation, residents there courageously confirmed Beijing what they consider it — by exhibiting up final weekend to an unofficial “opposition main” amongst pro-democracy candidates. The Communists’ response: threaten jail for all who voted. That’s greater than 600,000 individuals who confirmed up to decide on amongst supporters of the months of...
    Enlarge Picture On Monday, Beijing sanctioned Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and two different pols in an effort at a tit-for-tat after Washington imposed penalties on a number of Chinese language officers final week. Getty Photographs Congratulations to Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and US Ambassador for Non secular...
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