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Friday Links: Money can shorten your Chinese jail sentence, Austin Ramzy leaves China, and world leaders speak Chinese | Beijing Cream

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Midnight, Chinese New Year’s, at 4corners; yes, that’s a big-ass fire. (No injuries, just a pissed off neighbor.) Photo by Shannon Aliza Happy year of the horse links. Hope you have a good place to catch the Super Bowl on Monday morning. What can’t money buy? “It turns out that Zhang’s escape was no fluke: Money can buy freedom, or at least shorten jail terms, in some Chinese prisons. According to the respected paper Southern Weekend, Zhang’s lawyer bribed the deputy warden at the detention center where he was being held in southern Guangdong province, giving him about $5,000 in exchange […]

JIE JIE SAY S’POREANS SHOULD BE ASHAMED AS MANY CAN’T SPEAK CHINESE & ENGLISH NO GOOD

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Advertisements non Finance, non loan, non property, non banking, non credit card A video was recently uploaded on Tiktok and she said that Singaporeans should feel ashamed as they can’t speak Chinese even after many years of bilingual education. She ends the video by saying Singaporeans English isn’t that good at all. This content was originally published here.

TGIF: Learn Chinese Knife Skills, Secret Cinema, and Women’s Day Discounts

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The weekend is here! Time for fun, relaxation, and recharging the ol’ batteries ahead of *gulp* Monday morning’s alarm clock. Luckily enough, there’s plenty of fun stuff to keep you occupied over the weekend that doesn’t necessarily involve getting blitzed. Our weekend roundup offers you some of the best. Mar 6-8: International Women’s Day discount at Laurent Falcon Need a new do? To mark International Women’s Day, Laurent Falcon is offering discounts for women at both their Sanlitun and Shunyi locations. Get 20 percent off if you go alone or 25 percent off if you head over with a friend.  Mar 6: […]

Hong Kong firefighters from ethnic minority groups help bridge the gap with residents who can’t speak Cantonese or English | South China Morning Post

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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.

Learn Chinese In Five Minutes

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Learn Chinese In Five Minutes Hello members of the EU! To participate in comments on IWSMT you need to review your privacy options and manually opt in! Visit iwastesomuchtime.com/privacy to manage your privacy settings and enable Disqus. 10k apologies for the inconvenience! This content was originally published here.

Why You Should Learn to Write Chinese Characters by Hand and How to Start

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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 […]

How to Read Chinese and Make Mandarin Characters Less Confusing [In-depth Guide]

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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 | International Language Centre

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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, […]

How to learn Chinese with online lessons

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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 […]

John Kerry May as Well Have Told Laid-Off Keystone XL Pipeline Workers to Learn Chinese

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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 […]