Virtual teaching and Mandarin

Virtual teaching and Mandarin

Could Virtual Teaching revolutionise Mandarin learning? Given the vital daily role that technology plays in the modern world, it should come as no surprise that new approaches to teaching are developing more rapidly than ever. As...

Learn China: The ecological civilisation?

Learn China: The ecological civilisation?

China has been named a world leader in clean energy, along with India and the US. So, what is setting China ahead of the rest of the competition? President Xi Jinping has called for China to become an ‘ecological civilisation’, shifting towards clean energy. This...

Colours in Chinese Culture

Colours in Chinese Culture

Colour in Chinese culture has a rich history. Western countries have lots of colour associations such as red for love and green for nature. China has even more associations and even have an in-depth colour theory that has influenced their use of colour for over a...

How do I pay in China?

How do I pay in China?

How do I pay in China? With my first trip to China for a few years coming up I’ve been asking myself, how do I pay in China? Not so long ago the question of how to pay in China would have been an easy one to answer. With cash or by putting a card into a machine....

Business Cards in China

Business Cards in China

Whether social, business or work- related, business cards in China are a vital part of social interaction. Of course, one reason is that business cards are an easy way to exchange information. However, the symbolism and treatment of business cards in China goes deeper...

Chinese Speaking Celebrities

Chinese Speaking Celebrities

Chinese Speaking Celebrities If you’re asked to name 3 Chinese speaking celebrities, I bet I can guess who you’d go for. Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Lucy Liu, right? One thing that can make Chinese feel so alien is how little we hear it in media. The Chinese celebrities...

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