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Percival Everett: “I would love to write

Percival Everett, 65, is the author of 21 novels, including glypha satire of literary theory, Telephonewhich was released simultaneously in three different versions, and Erasure, about a black author who, angered by expectations of what African-American fiction should look like, adopts a pseudonym to write a parodically gritty (and wildly successful) novel called My Pafology. […]

Taking a Language Learning Course Can Pr...

Growing up, children often enjoy sleeping and watching cartoons as part of their weekend morning routine. It was not a reality for me. Instead, my mother dragged me to Chinese school. When I was five years old, I was enrolled at the Institute of Chinese Language and Culture in Los Angeles, California. My course, section […]

China’s Yutu 2 lunar rover shares a phot

Time-lapse imaging of Yutu 2’s progress through the lunar landscape. (NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University) China’s Yutu 2 rover, traversing the harsh environment of the far side of the Moon, has given a view of its path over the past three years. Yutu 2 landed on the far side of the Moon in January 2019 atop the […]

Steven Qie, Youth of the Month

The Needham Exchange Club has recognized Steven Qie of Needham High School as its Youth of the Month. Steven is an outstanding student and has also been involved in large-scale community service earning him a National President’s Award for Voluntary Service in each of the past three years. He also earned the “Outstanding Teacher” award […]

SPORTS BRIEFS – Taipei Times

PARALYMPIC IPC apologizes for the snafu The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) issued its apology on Saturday after President Andrew Parsons mistakenly addressed Chinese President Xi Jinping as President of the Republic of China. Footage from the ceremony showed Parsons referring to Xi as the President of the Republic of China in his speech instead of […]

It’s time to abolish the death penalty

By Huang Yu-zhe 黃于哲 The debate on the death penalty, always in the background in Taiwan, is sometimes brought to the fore. The Chinese-language United Daily News published a report titled “Death Sentences and Executions Reduced to Zero Last Year, Virtual Abolition of the Death Penalty” on February 13. Following the high-profile cases of Tseng […]

San Francisco recall vote fueled by ange...

SAN FRANCISCO — As Election Day approached, a flurry of messages swept through the phones of the Chinese-American community in San Francisco. “Don’t forget to vote,” read a message in Chinese from campaign organizer Selena Chu. “And fire commissioners who discriminate against us and disrespect our community.” The lopsided victory in a recall election on […]

Chinese fans create unforgettable nickna...

BEIJING — As sports fans around the world marvel at the aerial contortions of skier Eileen Gu, many in China are professing their admiration for a “Frog Princess.” Americans who have watched Nathan Chen battle his way to a gold medal may be confused to see Chinese figure skating fans knowingly refer to someone named […]

America’s “Rock-Solid” Commitment: AIT

MEET THE THREATS: The United States would continue to assist in fisheries law enforcement and maritime operations, as well as counter Chinese aggression, the AIT director said. By Lu Yi-hsuan and Jonathan Chin / Journalist, with an editor The United States has a “rock-solid” commitment to help Taiwan maintain its self-defense capabilities, said Taiwan American […]

Beyond The Baer Faxt: Art World Insider ...

In one of Eric Fischl’s “Art Fair Paintings” from 2014, the figure of Josh Baer is unmistakable. Amid montages of gallerists and collectors, curators and celebrities, Baer, ​​with his mop of white hair, is shown engaged in the same activity as most of Fischl’s other fairground figures – staring at his phone rather than the […]

San Francisco school board saga heads to...

A seemingly endless amount of drama, name-calling, lawsuits and outrage from parents and city officials have turned the San Francisco school board saga into a gripping pandemic spectacle that is about to unfold in the urns. A special election on Tuesday will decide the fate of three school board members, all Democrats, in a vote […]

Obituary: Jerome E. “Jerry” Maschino

Jerome E. “Jerry” Maschino NAPLES, Fla. – Jerome E. “Jerry” Maschino, 85, died peacefully on the afternoon of January 28, 2022 in Naples, Fla., due to complications from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was born in Gardiner, September 25, 1936, to Carl W. and Mary (Farrell) Maschino. He had recently moved to Ave Maria, Florida to be […]

2022 Lionel Gelber Prize shortlist annou...

Five books vying for world’s best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs TORONTO and WASHINGTON, DC, February 8, 2022 /CNW/ – Judith GelberChairman of the Lionel Gelber Prize Council, announces the list of nominees selected for the 2022 Lionel Gelber Prize as follows: To End a Plague: America’s Fight to End AIDS in Africa […]

Mandarin Conversations and How the Two C...

AAs a Mandarin student in Taipei, I am often told that I add ‘R’s to words like a Pekingese. “That’s not how they say it in Taiwan,” my teacher points out. This is just one example of how I was made aware, almost daily, of the existence of subtle differences between Taiwanese and Chinese. The […]

9 people transported to hospital after s...

SINGAPORE – A school bus reportedly lost control and overturned along a slip road on the Central Freeway towards Seletar West Link at around 8.10am on Monday February 7. The minibus was taking students to XCL World Academy, an international school in Yishun, Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported. The Singapore Civil Defense Force […]

Peng Shuai can move freely in China, Oly...

BEIJING – The president of the International Olympic Committee on Thursday sought to downplay concerns about the safety of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and said he planned to go ahead with their long-promised dinner during the Beijing Games. Peng accused a former senior Chinese Communist Party official of sexual assault last year. IOC President […]

Faculty in celebration | University of ...

To launch the first Cynthia Behrman dinners celebrating extraordinary academic and professional achievement, several Wittenberg faculty members were selected to discuss their work. Among them, Shelley Chan, professor of Chinese language and cultural studies; Kristin Cline, John W. Barker Chair in Chemistry; and Lauren Crane, associate professor of psychology. Named after one of the first […]

Notes on work | the new yorker

13. Some professions are defined by the amount of work they require, and the workload of medicine is well known. For my second novel, “Joan Is Fine,” a story about a hard-working Asian American doctor, I interviewed my Asian American doctor friends. I asked them why they went to this area. One said, “Because I […]

TASS launches Chinese news feed – Societ

MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. Russian news agency TASS is launching its Chinese language news feed TASS Chinese News Service on Feb. 1, the Corporate Communications Department reported. The information service will broadcast at least 90 messages per day: breaking news, interviews, expert opinions, biographies and factboxes. Later, the newswire will publish summaries of the day’s […]

Charles Hui, newspaper publisher and pil...

Charles Hui played many roles – businessman, musician, community leader and cultural educator – but his life had a common refrain. He helped people, forging the bonds of Portland’s Chinese community. Hui and his wife, Rosaline, founded the Portland Chinese Times newspaper and helped establish the city’s Jade District as a center of culture and […]

‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ jerseys given to

Published on: 01/29/2022 – 11:10Amended: 01/29/2022 – 11:09 Melbourne (AFP) – Activists distributed 1,000 “Where’s Peng Shuai?” T-shirts to spectators ahead of the Australian Open women’s final on Saturday to highlight the Chinese tennis star’s concern. More than a week after security personnel ordered activists inside the compound to remove the shirts, protesters have returned […]

Iraqi Kurds learn Mandarin to get jobs w...

Chinese lecturer Zhiwei Hu speaks to students at the Chinese language department of Salahaddin University in Irbil, Iraq, Wednesday, January 19, 2021. Khalid Mohamed/AP hide caption toggle caption Khalid Mohamed/AP Chinese lecturer Zhiwei Hu speaks to students at the Chinese language department of Salahaddin University in Irbil, Iraq, Wednesday, January 19, 2021. Khalid Mohamed/AP IRBIL, […]

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s WeChat a

Senior coalition lawmakers have accused the Chinese government of foreign interference after the prime minister’s account was hijacked on the ubiquitous Chinese-language messaging app WeChat. Key points: Scott Morrison’s account name was changed earlier this month His account is now called “Australian Chinese new life” The Prime Minister’s Office is working to restore the account […]

William Lai will attend an event in Hond...

Vice President William Lai (賴清德) will serve as President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) envoy at the inauguration of Honduran President-elect Xiomara Castro next Thursday, the presidential office announced yesterday. It would be Lai’s first time to travel overseas since taking office in May 2020. Presidential office spokesman Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said Lai was to lead a […]

They wanted to write the history of mode...

This book tells the stories of those who decided otherwise. Tsu’s title, “Kingdom of Characters”, refers to both the literal characters who make the script and the people who sought to save them. She doesn’t sugarcoat their difficulties, introducing us to, for example, Wang Zhao, an exiled reformer who crossed China disguised as a monk, […]

The threat of malevolent influence from ...

The Christine Lee & Co Solicitors office on Wardour Street in London (Photo: Rob Pinney/Getty Images) No, on Thursday MI5 published details of “political interference” by an organization called the British Chinese Project founded by Birmingham-Chinese lawyer Christine Lee, which had “facilitated financial donations to parliamentarians in exercise and budding on behalf of foreign nationals […]

Chinese New Year: When is Chinese New Ye...

Although the date of Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, changes every year, it always falls in January or February. It falls later than the British New Year as it follows the lunar calendar, mapped by the movements of the moon. Register to our daily newsletter The newsletter mute […]

Lack of dementia services for Asian Kiwi...

Experts are concerned about the lack of proper dementia services and awareness promotion for Asian Kiwis – the group expects to see the biggest increase in dementia cases over the next 20 years. According to a recent report on the economic impact of dementia for New Zealand, the proportion of people with dementia who are […]

Richmond massage parlors, Vancouver, BC

The woman claimed her husband came home with a sexually transmitted infection from a downtown business It looks like Richmond’s unauthorized sex trade is alive and well, if one relies on the sordid story of a naturally angry woman. The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, contacted the Richmond News with details of how her […]

Two Toto Draw Winners, Each Receives $ 5...

SINGAPORE – Two punters, who bought their tickets at Tampines Mall and Orchard Plaza, were the lucky winners of the Toto jackpot on Monday January 10th. The Group 1 prize was $ 10,713,876, so each winner will receive approximately $ 5.36 million. The winning numbers were 8, 11, 17, 21, 30 and 44, with an […]

Hong Kong media claim Taiwanese violated...

‘ABSURD’: Wu Rwei-ren, a researcher at Academia Sinica, said this shows that “the laws promulgated by the CCP are very different from those in democratic countries.” By Yang Yuan-ting and Kayleigh Madjar / Journalist, with editor-in-chief Chinese state media accused an Academia Sinica researcher of violating Hong Kong’s national security law, becoming the first Taiwanese […]

New Malaysian Cafe Ipoh Kopitiam Brings ...

While Los Angeles is home to some of the best and most diverse Asian cuisines in the United States, Malaysian and Singaporean options have been somewhat under-represented. That changes today when Ipoh Kopitiam, a new Malaysian and Singaporean cafe, opens at the Alhambra on the corner of Garfield and Valley Boulevard. Even in the San […]

American school sees Chinese language as...

CHICAGO - They are teenagers. They started learning Chinese when they were young and are now learning it out of love for Chinese culture. They are from the Chicago Intercultural Montessori Language School, a private, non-profit institution. Mananne Krutsch started learning Chinese at the age of 2. Her parents encouraged her to do this because […]

JVBL will offer ezines, free Mandarin le...

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is pleased to announce that over 3,000 popular magazines can be downloaded and read on any device 24/7 starting January 3. . For the first time, residents with a library card from any library in the Lycoming County Library System can read digital magazines as well […]

Anthony Hopkins’ “Father” crowned with G

The Chinese government-backed Golden Rooster Awards on Thursday honored Oscar-winning drama “The Father” with the event’s top prize for best international film in the coastal city of Xiamen. Beijing is hoping its star-studded awards ceremony can rival and surpass the Taipei Golden Horse Awards, once known as the “Asian Oscars” for Chinese-language content. This year, […]

Welcoming Afghan schoolchildren: How edu...

register here for the daily 74’s newsletter. Donate here to support independent journalism of the 74. James Sayavong knows what it’s like to be a refugee in America. His father was a military officer in Laos when the Communists invaded his country after the United States withdrew from Vietnam and its environs. Her mother buried […]

Good news for Novavax as vaccine works o...

Dcarpet manufacturer Novavax (NVAX) recently revealed good news that gave the stock an additional 3.4% increase in pre-market trade last Thursday. The positive momentum didn’t last long, as the stock fell nearly 6% in trading Thursday morning. Unexpected swings in trade aside, I am bullish on Novavax. There are significant potential expansions ahead, and investors […]

Intel China apologizes for statement by ...

An Intel Corporation logo is seen on a sticker on a laptop computer for sale in Queens, New York, USA on November 16, 2021. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Dec.23 (Reuters) – U.S. chipmaker Intel on Thursday apologized to Chinese customers, partners and the […]

Chinese pressure fuels unlikely language...

TAIPEI — Aversion to the Chinese Communist government has caused many people in Taiwan to stop seeing themselves as Chinese. Now, the increased pressure from Beijing is helping fuel a movement on the Autonomous Island to Speak Differently as well. One of the enthusiastic participants is Lala Sin, a 35-year-old mother of three, who has […]

Secondary 1 Display Results FAQ

SINGAPORE – More than four out of five primary 6 students who took the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) under the new grading system this year were assigned to a secondary school in their top three choices, said Wednesday the Ministry of Education (MOE) (December 22). Here are some common questions about the Secondary 1 […]

Coe discusses adding China meetup as par...

FILE – Sebastian Coe, president of World Athletics, listens to a reporter’s question at a press conference as Coe heads to a track and field test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo National Stadium, on Sunday, May 9, 2021. With the addition of athletics Another Diamond League event in China, World […]

KAU holds Chinese graduation ceremony

Saudi Gazette Report DJEDDAH – The graduation ceremony of the first batch of students of the Professional Chinese Language Diploma Program was held at the premises of King Abdulaziz University (KAU). The impressive ceremony took place in the presence of Chinese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Chen Weiqing and university officials. Speaking on the occasion, Dr […]

Peng Shuai withdraws assault allegations...

In a video interview on Sunday reportedly recorded during a promotional event for the Beijing Winter Olympics and published by a Singaporean Chinese-language newspaper Lianhe Zaobao, Chinese tennis champion Peng Shuai called her previous claim that a former Chinese Communist Party leader sexually assaulted her a misunderstanding. Shuai, who lodged a complaint against the former […]

Peng Shuai Withdraws Sexual Assault Alle...

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has denied accusing a former senior official of sexually assaulting her, in what would be the first foreign press interview since her November essay caused a media storm. “I wanted to be very clear: I never claimed or wrote that anyone sexually assaulted me,” Peng said. “As far as Weibo […]

In the spotlight | Mapping Student Care...

JOHNSTOWN, PA – University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown Emeritus Professor William Kory recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Geographical Society. Kory, 82, taught geography in Pitt-Johnstown for almost 50 years, from 1971 to 2021. As Professor Emeritus, Kory intends to teach occasionally and continue as Editor-in-Chief of the semi-annual peer-reviewed journal of the […]

The website will follow the construction...

AMHERST – A new website that will provide regular updates on the construction of a new elementary school in Amherst is now live. Public Schools and the City of Amherst recently launched the project website at https://www.amherst-school-project.com. There, information about the new school building, including funding and construction timelines, will be shared. DiNisco Design of […]

Voices of Youth: When You Learn Chinese,...

I refer to the letter from Ms. Lee Yim May, “Have more reasonable expectations for Chinese proficiency level here” (December 9). I am a 5th grade student at Nanyang Primary School. My school teaches me the importance of studying Chinese. It is not just a school subject for me to pass my exams. It is […]

Sniper demobilized after being found wit...

Taipei, December 12 (CNA) An army sniper has been fired from the military and is under investigation after being found with three bullets in his luggage by airport police in Taichung before boarding a flight to Kinmen in October, the Taiwanese armed forces said on Sunday. Corporal Chen (陳), who served under the command of […]

Chinese language schools serve as a brid...

SAN DIEGO, United States: Chinese-language schools in the United States serve as cultural hubs for their communities, Allan Yang, secretary general of the Association of Chinese Schools in the United States (CSAUS), told Xinhua on Friday. These schools can serve as “bridges to not only facilitate educational and cultural exchanges, but also promote friendship between […]

U.S. universities maintain links with Ch...

Dozens of US universities have links with Chinese universities conducting defense research in support of Beijing’s military build-up, including work related to the country’s nuclear weapons program, according to a new report released on Thursday. . The partnerships are part of a larger effort by China to leverage its access to U.S. research institutes to […]

Residential school system in China depri...

The Tibet Action Institute used official data to estimate that 806,218 Tibetans between the ages of 6 and 18 are currently attending boarding school, or 78% of the 1,039,370 children attending school in Tibetan regions.Mark Schiefelbein / The Associated Press Almost 80% of Tibetan children in China have been placed in a large system of […]

Over 40 students win prizes at National ...

SINGAPORE – Raine Chiew, 17, only wrote songs in English, but this year she tried her hand at writing songs in Chinese at the request of her teacher at the School of the Arts in Singapore (Sota) . On Tuesday (December 7), her song about feeling torn apart at the idea of ​​leaving home to […]

Chinese tourists aren’t coming back anyt

On Jeju Island in South Korea, markets have darkened. In Bangkok, bored hawkers wait for customers who never come. In Bali, tour guides have been made redundant. In Paris and Rome, long lines of people with selfie sticks and sun hats are a distant memory. It was supposed to be the year of returning from […]

Ministry plans to release TOCFL update i...

BEST QUESTIONS: The education ministry says the test steering committee will review the database of questions and improve their quality By Rachael Lin and Wu Po-Hsuan / Journalists The Education Ministry plans to upgrade the Chinese as a Foreign Language Test (TOCFL) by revising and improving the test question database before releasing a new version […]

Chinese rover Yutu 2 sees cube-shaped ‘m

An image from Chinese Yutu 2 showing a cube-shaped object on the horizon across the moon. (Image credit: CNSA / Our Space) Chinese rover Yutu 2 spotted a mysterious object on the horizon as it made its way through the Von Kármán crater on the far side of the moon. Yutu 2 spotted a cube-shaped […]

‘Simpsons’ episode mocking Chinese censo

HONG KONG – An episode of ‘The Simpsons’ that ridicules Chinese government censorship appears to have been censored on Disney’s new streaming service in Hong Kong, adding to fears about shrinking space for free expression and criticism in this city. More episodes of the show are available on Disney +, which made its highly anticipated […]

Alina reveals big career news after marr...

90 Day Russian Bride: The Other Way cast member Alina shared a major job update with Instagram fans ahead of her marriage in Turkey to Steven. 90 day fiancé: the other way Star Alina Shaimardanova had revealed big news about her job after getting married to Steven Johnston in Turkey. Alina, a resident of Novosibirsk, […]

Former deputies. Art Institute curator ...

Tom DeBiaso was dean of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design when a 12th-century piece of Chinese ceramics housed in his office mysteriously broke. Robert Jacobsen, curator of Asian art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, has heard of the incident and the race. “He reassured me that it wasn’t the end of art […]

As the world awaits Peng Shuai’s next po

An Australian citizen accused of spying in China still does not know the outcome of his trial months after the proceedings. Writer and scholar Dr Yang Hengjun has been detained since 2019 after his arrest at an airport. He was tried in May on charges carrying a sentence of three years to the death penalty. […]

Golden Horse, a staple for movies censor...

Cinema awards continue to designate the genre of films that will never surpass Chinese censorship With no mainstream Chinese films showing for the third year in a row, Taiwan’s biggest film festival may have lost its luster, but directors and critics say it remains a crucial bulwark against censors from Beijing. Long dubbed the “Oscars” […]

New Oriental Education subsidiary opens ...

(Source: BlingABC) According to a person familiar with the matter, BlingABC, a subsidiary of New Oriental Education, has started offering online Chinese courses in the United States, Sina Tech reported Thursday. Blingo, a product owned by BlingABC, was launched in August this year and offers Chinese and Chinese culture classes to foreign children to improve […]

Is the Australian media really threatene...

Recent claims have taken Beijing’s influence over the Australian media sphere to mind-boggling levels. But where do the numbers come from? An academic is trying to find out. Australian Chinese-language newspaper The Daily Chinese Herald (Image: Facebook) I was recently surprised to hear a report that China was buying Australian news agencies and forcing them […]

Anatomy of the well-paying part-time job...

1) The scam starts when you receive a message with the link wa.me. I clicked on the message and a chat box opened, as if I had started the conversation. This is possible thanks to the “click to chat” feature where the scammer could pre-populate a chat box with a message from whoever clicks on […]

Kentucky Partners with Taiwan to Boost K...

The Kentucky Department of Education announced Monday that it will partner with the Taiwan Department of Education to expand Chinese teaching in Kentucky classrooms. “We know it can be difficult for our schools and districts to find qualified global language teachers,” Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass said in a press release. “This new agreement with […]