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Military school students to learn Chinese


April 4th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chail (Himachal Pradesh), April 4 (IANS) The defence ministry has decided to introduce Chinese language from this academic session in one of its prestigious residential schools here, said an official ... Read more...

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UAE’s first Confucius institute opened


March 8th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 7 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Wednesday opened the Confucius Institute for Chinese Language at ... Read more...

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Chinese to be taught in Pakistani schools


February 5th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Chinese will soon be taught in schools across Pakistan, said a minister.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said arrangements were being made ... Read more...

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iPhone 4s to go on sale in China next week


January 6th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) iPhone 4s will go on sale in the biggest market in the world next week. Apple has confirmed that the blockbuster phone will go on sale in ... Read more...

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BMW fined for Chinese rocket image in ad


December 24th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) Luxury carmaker BMW China has been ordered to stop using the image of a Chinese rocket in one of its ads and pay a fine of ... Read more...

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Amazon launches online bookstore in China


September 29th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) Online shopping giant Amazon.com opened an online Chinese-language bookstore Thursday.The store is being jointly operated by Amazon and the China International Publishing Group (CIPG) as part ... Read more...

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Teaching Chinese in Pakistani schools puzzling: Daily


September 8th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) A decision to teach Chinese in schools in a Pakistani province is a little puzzling, said a daily Thursday.An editorial in the News International said that ... Read more...

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Chinese second most widely used language on internet


July 14th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) The Chinese language has become one of the most widely used on internet, second only to English, an official said.Liu Ruisheng, vice research fellow at the ... Read more...

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Over one mn websites closed in China in 2010


July 13th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Over one million websites were closed down in China in 2010, BBC reported.The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said there were 41 percent fewer websites ... Read more...

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IGNOU signs MoUs with three Chinese varsities


June 2nd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with three Chinese universities, an official said Thursday.The three institutions are Open ... Read more...

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3D erotic movie a hit in Hong Kong


April 21st, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 21 (IANS) The erotic movie "3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy" has become a huge draw in Hong Kong, a media report said.Shanghai Daily reported Thursday that the ... Read more...

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Chinese online activists charged with subversion over calls for Jasmine revolution


February 25th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb 25 (ANI): Three Chinese online activists have reportedly been charged with subversion for re-posting calls for a Jasmine revolution on the Internet.The arrests are an indication of China's crackdown ... Read more...

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When Obama’s daughter Sasha practised Mandarin with Hu


January 21st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Jan 21 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao may have never thought that his state visit to the US, aimed at improving bilateral relations, would also require him to teach a lesson ... Read more...

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Popular Chinese blogger’s magazine shuts down


December 28th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 28 (IANS) The editing team of Party, a magazine started by popular Chinese novelist and blogger Han Han, has been dismissed before the release of its second issue.The editing ... Read more...

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China bans Chinglish buzzwords created by netizens


December 25th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): Chinese netizens' attempt at creating Chinglish buzzwords to be incorporated in Chinese language has been thwarted by the General Administration of Press and Publication.Netizens had come up ... Read more...

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China bans foreign words in publications unless accompanied with Chinese translations


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 22 (ANI): China's General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) has issued a regulation banning the country's media organisations and publishers from randomly mixing foreign languages with Chinese in publications, ... Read more...

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China bans foreign words in local media


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS) China has banned the use of foreign words, particularly English ones, in the Chinese media.The ban order, which applies to newspapers, publishers and website-owners, was issued by the ... Read more...

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Pakistan-China friendship evergreen: Wen Jiabao


December 19th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) The friendship between Pakistan and China is "evergreen" and both countries will continue to stand by each other in the future, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday.Addressing ... Read more...

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US cables link China to Google hacking: WikiLeaks


December 5th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Chinese leaders were obsessed with the threat posed by the internet search engine Google and sought to obtain the secrets of rivals through hacking, especially of the ... Read more...

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Restrictions on our language triggered Tibet protests: Dalai Lama


November 6th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 6 (IANS) China has imposed Mandarin as a medium of instruction in schools in Tibet, triggering demonstrations there, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Saturday."Tibetan language is a very ... Read more...

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‘Indian tour operators need to learn Chinese soon’


October 14th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) With China likely to become the nation sending out the maximum number of tourists, the Indian tourism industry needs to learn the Chinese language as much as possible, ... Read more...

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Shock video turns tide against shark’s fin soup


September 16th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Sep 16 (DPA) A mutilated whale shark lay helpless on a beach in the Philippines, dying slowly as fishermen and tourists strolled by. Its fins had been hacked off by ... Read more...

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Google shuts two online services in China


July 21st, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Internet search engine giant Google will shut down its two China-based online services and stop providing technical support to a Chinese-language website. The company announced this decision Tuesday, 10 ... Read more...

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Foreign diplomats get Chinese lessons


July 10th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) A total of 31 diplomats from 16 countries attended the first Chinese language programme that included classes on culture, opera, paper cutting, calligraphy and shadow boxing. The study programme ... Read more...

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Xinhua launches English television channel


July 1st, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) China's state-run news agency Xinhua Thursday launched its English language television channel. The 24-hour news channel CNC World will broadcast programmes, covering all major political, economic and cultural news ... Read more...

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While learning second language, readers recall native language


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Research suggests that Chinese-speaking adults reading English recall the sound of Chinese translations.The study, conducted by Yan Jing Wu, PhD, and Guillaume Thierry, PhD, of Bangor University in ... Read more...

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A book to teach Chinese slangs


April 20th, 2010 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) For those looking to "colour up" their Chinese language, a Chinese author has written a book on slangs with chapters on "behaving badly". Eveline Chao's "Niubi - The Real ... Read more...

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Fashion classes for women at Chinese university


April 14th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) A university in China has launched fashion awareness classes for women students in a bid to help them improve their appearance and boost their confidence, according to a ... Read more...

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Netizens’ fury following Chinese crackdown on English abbreviations on TV


April 10th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 10(ANI): A heated debate is underway in China after TV hosts in the country were reportedly ordered to use the Chinese translations for English abbreviations on their programs.It is believed ... Read more...

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Chinese TV stations to avoid English abbreviations in programs


April 7th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing (China), Apr 7 (ANI): A government department in China has asked television stations to keep away from certain English abbreviations in Chinese programs.China Central Television (CCTV) and Beijing Television (BTV) have ... Read more...

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China bans English abbreviations on television


April 7th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 7 (IANS) Television viewers in China may no longer be able to hear popular English abbreviations like "GDP" and "WTO" as the government has passed a regulation banning their use. China ... Read more...

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‘Chinese, Tamil schools not neglected in Malaysia’


March 31st, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 31 (IANS) Chinese and Tamil language schools are not being treated as step-children, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said after minority ethnic groups claimed such institutions were ... Read more...

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Google’s exit a plot, says China Daily


March 25th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) Google's exit from China is a "deliberate plot", a Chinese daily said Thursday, adding that Google's services in India and some other countries were also "under scrutiny". An ... Read more...

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US web registrar GoDaddy.com to pull out of China


March 25th, 2010 - 8:23 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco/Washington, March 25 (DPA) The world's largest registrar of internet domain names said Wednesday that it was pulling out of China in the wake of strict new laws that allegedly will ... Read more...

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Google.cn is now Google.com.hk, China says promise violated (Lead)


March 23rd, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) Google has "violated its written promise" and is "totally wrong" for stopping the censoring of its Chinese language search engine results and blaming China for alleged hacker attacks, ... Read more...

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