Shakir Mohammad is one of the few firefighters in Hong Kong with an ethnic minority background. Photo: Edmond So Shakir Mohammad is one of the few firefighters in Hong Kong with an ethnic minority background. Photo: Edmond So This content was originally published here.
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“Should I learn to handwrite Chinese characters?” This is a question most Mandarin students ask themselves at the beginning of their learning journey because it is perhaps the biggest challenge that most Chinese learners face. It may seem like a simple question, yet the answer is not that straightforward. Learning how to write Chinese characters by hand takes a lot of time. A lot. And you can type in Chinese using your laptop or phone without knowing how to write characters by hand. Handwriting and typing characters are two different things and the latter is much easier. So, it is […]
If you’re only just starting to learn Mandarin Chinese characters, you might feel a bit lost. It’s absolutely okay if the Chinese writing seems confusing at first, but once you learn the basics, it will become much easier. First, know that modern Chinese texts are read left to right, top to bottom, just like English. But note that the ancient Chinese texts were written in columns, right to left. To answer the question “How to read Chinese?”, you might also find it useful to first head to this article about simplified Chinese characters. You’ll learn the basics, such as the […]
How to study Mandarin Chinese online Mandarin Chinese is one of the most difficult languages to learn. However, a person will be able to unlock numerous opportunities by . That’s why it is worthy to take a look at the best opportunities available out there to study Mandarin Chinese online and go ahead with them. Here are some of the most prominent methods available for anyone to study Mandarin Chinese online as of now. You can go through these options and pick the best method out of them to start learning the language. – YouTube, TuDou and YouKu YouTube, TuDou, […]
Learning a language has become essential in this highly globalized world. We must go beyond English, we must learn something new and less common, such as Chinese. There are around 1,325 million people in the world who speak this language, do you want to be one of them? Learning Chinese is undoubtedly becoming an essential advantage, it is becoming necessary to be able to stand out from the rest. Learning this language can be difficult since, at first glance, it hardly has similar features with English. Surely you are looking for tips and tricks that make it easier for you […]
The United States invented solar panel technology and dominated manufacturing for decades. But we don’t anymore. China surpassed the United States several years ago and now manufactures somewhere between 50-73% of all the world’s solar panels. The actual percentage fluctuates and can be difficult to pin down. For the sake of argument, let’s go with the 60% cited by this Al Jazeera piece. Yet seven of the world’s top 11 solar panel manufacturers are now in mainland China. Canadian Solar, one of the remaining four, is named for where it’s headquartered but does most of its manufacturing in China. Chinese companies account for […]
Chinese 漫画 (màn huà) manhua, or Mandarin-language comic books, have been in the spotlight for a while now but lately Chinese animations “动画 (dònghuà)” are gaining the popularity they deserve. Not long ago if you wanted to watch an animated series in Chinese it was a laborious task to find one that was interesting and subtitled. This is especially true for beginner-level Chinese language learners since it’s not easy to do a Baidu search and to find anything efficiently. Yet due to the demand for more, there are more and more new “动画 (dònghuà)” every year! Watching “动画 (dònghuà)” is […]
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On the very first day of his presidency, Joe Biden followed through on his promised “everyone-but-America-first” policy and had the United States rejoin the Paris Climate Accords. Countries that are part of the accords are expected to drastically reduce their emissions of CO2, a trace gas essential to all life on earth and making up 0.04% of the atmosphere, on the belief that it is a deadly poison that will kill us all, albeit really really slowly. Well, not all countries have to reduce their emissions, not right away anyway. “Developed” countries like the United States have to start right […]