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Chinese TV stations told to stop using English phrases ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 11 China & World 72 16023 caringhk 2010-4-19 16:04:57
  And remember too that when the government itself imposes English, it is essentially engaging in a ...
Chinese TV stations told to stop using English phrases ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 11 China & World 72 16023 caringhk 2010-4-19 16:04:57
  In fact, I remember one case in China where I had to communicate with a Korean in Chinese even thoug ...
Chinese TV stations told to stop using English phrases ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 11 China & World 72 16023 caringhk 2010-4-19 16:04:57
  English, owing to the difficulty inherent in learning it, ought to be considered a specialization an ...
Chinese TV stations told to stop using English phrases ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 11 China & World 72 16023 caringhk 2010-4-19 16:04:57
  Even he had opportunities some don't have. Add to that that if all Chinese know English, how will th ...
Chinese TV stations told to stop using English phrases ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 11 China & World 72 16023 caringhk 2010-4-19 16:04:57
  Also, let's to forget the impact of the self-fulfilling prophecy. Since we believe English to be th ...
Chinese TV stations told to stop using English phrases ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 11 China & World 72 16023 caringhk 2010-4-19 16:04:57
  I can agree overall. But seeing that English is too difficult for most to learn, allowing students ...
LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 16 China & World 111 11959 joeching 2010-4-22 03:40:54
  Joe, your desire to create a universal auxiliary language truly is a noble effort and could be of be ...
LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 16 China & World 111 11959 joeching 2010-4-22 03:40:54
  emucentral, I think one difference between many Westerners and many Chinese (and of course I'm maki ...
LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 16 China & World 111 11959 joeching 2010-4-22 03:40:54
  So then must you learn the language of all the people who can't learn Chinese. That makes a lot of ...
LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 16 China & World 111 11959 joeching 2010-4-22 03:40:54
  What you think is 'common sense' is actually a learnt rule of grammar. In English, like in Chine ...
LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 16 China & World 111 11959 joeching 2010-4-22 03:40:54
  I dont quite understand what you're trying to say here. All I was saying is that if a Chinese perso ...
Chinese TV stations told to stop using English phrases ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 11 China & World 72 16023 caringhk 2010-4-19 16:04:57
  If they're well established, then I see no problem. An example would be the English word typhoon. ...
Chinese TV stations told to stop using English phrases ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 11 China & World 72 16023 caringhk 2010-4-19 16:04:57
  I think China can learn from its European counterparts here too. In many European countries, prima ...
LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 16 China & World 111 11959 joeching 2010-4-22 03:40:54
  Good point. I'd rather learn the language of a people I love. I know some Chinese and am fascinate ...
LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 16 China & World 111 11959 joeching 2010-4-22 03:40:54
  What do you mean 'Chinese has no grammar? 'Wo ai ni' and 'Ni ai wo' clearly have different meaning ...
Chinese TV stations told to stop using English phrases ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 11 China & World 72 16023 caringhk 2010-4-19 16:04:57
  What? Chinese does not allow abbreviations? My Chinese isn't that good, but I know enough to know ...
LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 16 China & World 111 11959 joeching 2010-4-22 03:40:54
  So you're saying that it's not possible to rationalize in Chinese? Now if you're referring to Eng ...
LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 16 China & World 111 11959 joeching 2010-4-22 03:40:54
  English helps you lie? What? It's not possible to lie in any other language?
Chinese TV stations told to stop using English phrases ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 11 China & World 72 16023 caringhk 2010-4-19 16:04:57
  This legislation deals with but the symptoms of the problem, but it is about time that it finally st ...
Confucianism, Laws, and State ... 1 2 3 4 China & World 26 3634 Desaview 2010-4-7 00:56:52
  "All within the four seas are brothers" Analects 12: The Great Unity (Universal Commonwealth) "When ...
Confucianism, Laws, and State ... 1 2 3 4 China & World 26 3634 Desaview 2010-4-7 00:56:52
  "四海之内皆兄弟" "All within the four seas are brothers" (Analects 12:5) The Great Unity (Universal ...
Confucianism, Laws, and State ... 1 2 3 4 China & World 26 3634 Desaview 2010-4-7 00:56:52
  Confucius deserves respect. He was not just a philosopher, a moral reformer; and he succeeded in r ...
CONNECTING ASIANS WITH LANGUAGE ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 50 12942 joeching 2010-3-15 06:48:27
  You could imagine the economic benefits of such a common auxiliary language too. Just think of how m ...
CONNECTING ASIANS WITH LANGUAGE ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 50 12942 joeching 2010-3-15 06:48:27
  Green Dragon; one reason King Sae Jong created the Korean script was specifically to spread univers ...
Poll Decline of US and Britain = decline of English? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 53 20615 greendragon 2010-3-9 12:32:54
  1. Just because English is an official language in a country, it doesn't mean everyone speaks it. ...
Poll Decline of US and Britain = decline of English? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 53 20615 greendragon 2010-3-9 12:32:54
  Perhaps. But while the Roman script might be easy to learn, English spelling isn't. And while Engl ...
CONNECTING ASIANS WITH LANGUAGE ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 50 12942 joeching 2010-3-15 06:48:27
  Another point possibly worth considering would be the propaedeutic benefit of the new auxiliary lang ...
CONNECTING ASIANS WITH LANGUAGE ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 50 12942 joeching 2010-3-15 06:48:27
  Valid point. I remember reading that Sanskrit's grammar is comparatively easy to learn too, but ag ...
CONNECTING ASIANS WITH LANGUAGE ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 50 12942 joeching 2010-3-15 06:48:27
  I like the idea of the OP in principle, since a common language would go far in promoting more un ...
Poll Decline of US and Britain = decline of English? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 53 20615 greendragon 2010-3-9 12:32:54
  Overall though, what I particularly like about the Hungarian model (which, by the way, was based on ...
Poll Decline of US and Britain = decline of English? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 53 20615 greendragon 2010-3-9 12:32:54
  I should point out though that inasmuch as the French policy has proven highly unsuccessful in compa ...
Poll Decline of US and Britain = decline of English? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 53 20615 greendragon 2010-3-9 12:32:54
  I've read a fair bit on the subject from a few countries, and they've all had varying degrees of s ...
Poll Decline of US and Britain = decline of English? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 53 20615 greendragon 2010-3-9 12:32:54
  Brazil is Portuguese-speaking, and Mexico Spanish-speaking. SO if a school wanted to offer Portugu ...
Poll Decline of US and Britain = decline of English? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 53 20615 greendragon 2010-3-9 12:32:54
  So why would English be any easier for them? Certainly they stand a higher chance of success in Uy ...
Poll Decline of US and Britain = decline of English? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 53 20615 greendragon 2010-3-9 12:32:54
  Knowing a second language, any second language, broadens one's horizons. Even if it doesn't make o ...
Poll Decline of US and Britain = decline of English? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 53 20615 greendragon 2010-3-9 12:32:54
  Just because a language is an official language in a country, it does not mean everyone in the cou ...
What should China do if Western leaders continue meeting DL? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 85 China Watch 592 41506 liuyedao 2010-3-3 21:45:12
  I guess my biggest beef with compulsory English in China is how people who hate the English language ...
What should China do if Western leaders continue meeting DL? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 85 China Watch 592 41506 liuyedao 2010-3-3 21:45:12
  So the primary motive for learning a second language should be hate? I don't think you clearly und ...
What should China do if Western leaders continue meeting DL? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 85 China Watch 592 41506 liuyedao 2010-3-3 21:45:12
  Are you Chinese? Most Chinese I've met in person are much more polite.
Poll Decline of US and Britain = decline of English? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 53 20615 greendragon 2010-3-9 12:32:54
  I'm not saying that every single pupil ought to be expected to learn every single language. What I ...
Poll Decline of US and Britain = decline of English? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 53 20615 greendragon 2010-3-9 12:32:54
  So expanding China's access to other world markets shouldn't be a goal?
Poll Decline of US and Britain = decline of English? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 China & World 53 20615 greendragon 2010-3-9 12:32:54
  On an global scale, 2% is not that much. Of course English will remain important for the foreseeab ...
@@Free Trade with South Korea and Japan is BAD for CHina @@ Chinese Economy 5 3818 Shured 2010-2-23 01:14:41
  Also, at the moment China has the price advantage too, though granted Japan has the wealth advantage ...
@@Free Trade with South Korea and Japan is BAD for CHina @@ Chinese Economy 5 3818 Shured 2010-2-23 01:14:41
  I disagree. Free trade between China, Japan and South Korea would also grant all of them access to ...
What should China do if Western leaders continue meeting DL? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 85 China Watch 592 41506 liuyedao 2010-3-3 21:45:12
  What about no longer making it obligatory for schools to offer Western languages to their pupils, ...
What should China do if Western leaders continue meeting DL? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 85 China Watch 592 41506 liuyedao 2010-3-3 21:45:12
  Boycott their languages?
Evil Decadent Anglos Attachments World Affairs 6 2553 tianyuanedu 2010-2-22 09:44:36
  There's a nice ethnic stereotype. So each and every Anglo is evil and decadent? As far as I can t ...
The United States Federal Reserve Is A PRIVATELY OWNED Corporation Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 9 Talk to China Daily 57 31340 tianyuanedu 2010-2-22 08:58:12
  If you were smart, you'd peg it to gold: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Dinar this could also ...
The United States Federal Reserve Is A PRIVATELY OWNED Corporation Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 9 Talk to China Daily 57 31340 tianyuanedu 2010-2-22 08:58:12
  And Goebels had a Ph D. Tolstoy was a university drop out, yet taught Gandhi, who in turn taught M ...
An Asian Union ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 14 Talk to China Daily 92 17421 tianyuanedu 2010-2-22 01:37:59
  Also, I think any Asian Union motivated solely by profit is bound to fail in the long run. This woul ...
An Asian Union ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 14 Talk to China Daily 92 17421 tianyuanedu 2010-2-22 01:37:59
  Another point to make has to do with Asia's experience not only with language reform, but also lang ...
An Asian Union ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 14 Talk to China Daily 92 17421 tianyuanedu 2010-2-22 01:37:59
  One possibility would be to dig deep down into the roots of the history of Asian language plannin ...
An Asian Union ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 14 Talk to China Daily 92 17421 tianyuanedu 2010-2-22 01:37:59
  Exactly. It seems like a small matter on the surface, with everyone thinking it's just about commu ...
An Asian Union ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 14 Talk to China Daily 92 17421 tianyuanedu 2010-2-22 01:37:59
  Nice idea in theory, but I could see obstacles from the start. For example, what would be the offi ...
Foreign universities in China ... 1 2 China Watch 12 10241 ganzhuolin 2009-8-22 09:34:54
  Fascinating. I remember reading that foreign universities pre-1949 were predominantly (or was that e ...
Why are so many Chinese in thse forums so Anglocentric? ... 1 2 3 4 5 China Watch 33 10307 ganzhuolin 2009-8-21 22:17:51
  I never said Anglophile, but Anglocentric. Some like it, others hate it, but my point was that the ...
Why are so many Chinese in thse forums so Anglocentric? ... 1 2 3 4 5 China Watch 33 10307 ganzhuolin 2009-8-21 22:17:51
  Anglocentric is not just the outside world. Why do threads about the US, the UK, Canada, Australia ...
Why are so many Chinese in thse forums so Anglocentric? ... 1 2 3 4 5 China Watch 33 10307 ganzhuolin 2009-8-21 22:17:51
  Another example of Anglocentrism in these forums: In Canadian BBS's, we tend to talk more about Can ...
Exposing the Modern Racist Paradigm Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 62 World Affairs 431 107884 andr0078 2011-1-26 14:58:03
  Now I haven't read the whole of this long thread and am simply responding to the Opening Post. Th ...
America’s Secret Plan to Invade Canada ... 1 2 World Affairs 10 3121 plugandplay 2009-8-16 13:04:58
  Exactly. The War of 1812 was an attack against Britain, not Canada.
Blackwater used 'child prostitutes in Iraq'! Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 17 World Affairs 116 23752 firstcause 2012-1-18 18:53:00
  At first I was appreciative of your post, as I thought your intent was to discuss how to solve the ...
America’s Secret Plan to Invade Canada ... 1 2 World Affairs 10 3121 plugandplay 2009-8-16 13:04:58
  The US never invaded Canada in 1812 because in 1812, Canada didn't exist yet.
Unhealthy Obsession with Anglos ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 24 4748 banksyus 2009-8-11 19:49:13
  I think another explanation is that whereas in many countries where each school is free to teach the ...
EU disrespects Canada ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 9 World Affairs 58 7523 banksyus 2009-8-8 14:02:25
  I don't consider hunting to be immoral if it's out of necessity. I live in an urban area, however, ...
EU disrespects Canada ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 9 World Affairs 58 7523 banksyus 2009-8-8 14:02:25
  Even though I think the ban was unfair and obviously biased, I suppose I can still support it on a f ...
EU disrespects Canada ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 9 World Affairs 58 7523 banksyus 2009-8-8 14:02:25
  We'll do fine. I think the seal hunt is barbaric too, unless it's for sustenance. But I suppose du ...
EU disrespects Canada ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 9 World Affairs 58 7523 banksyus 2009-8-8 14:02:25
  So how do you eat your foie gras? Toast or crackers?
EU disrespects Canada ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 9 World Affairs 58 7523 banksyus 2009-8-8 14:02:25
  And what about monkey brains? Skinning dogs alive? etc.
EU disrespects Canada ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 9 World Affairs 58 7523 banksyus 2009-8-8 14:02:25
  This is ridicoulous. Nothing to do with racism, everything to do with sentiments. They just can't ...
EU disrespects Canada ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 9 World Affairs 58 7523 banksyus 2009-8-8 14:02:25
  So what about foie gras then? Why don't they ban that too? Personally, I think eating any meat or ...
EU disrespects Canada ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 9 World Affairs 58 7523 banksyus 2009-8-8 14:02:25
  I'm a Canadian. Do I agree with the ban? I'm not sure. On the one hand, I prefer buying vegan, mai ...
Need for a forum on world religions. ... 1 2 3 4 5 Talk to China Daily 32 11722 constance6891 2009-7-26 13:25:22
  Oh my, I'm flattered. You truly do have a sweet tongue... sorry, I meant sweet fingers since you'r ...
Need for a forum on world religions. ... 1 2 3 4 5 Talk to China Daily 32 11722 constance6891 2009-7-26 13:25:22
  No, I'm not Wchao37. I believe the reason for the impression among many that I am Wchao37 is that ...
Need for a forum on world religions. ... 1 2 3 4 5 Talk to China Daily 32 11722 constance6891 2009-7-26 13:25:22
  I agree with this. That's why I seldom engage in threads dealing with certain taboo subjects in th ...
Need for a forum on world religions. ... 1 2 3 4 5 Talk to China Daily 32 11722 constance6891 2009-7-26 13:25:22
  Then how about this as a simple solution: We have two subforums: General Discussions Unrestricte ...
Need for a forum on world religions. ... 1 2 3 4 5 Talk to China Daily 32 11722 constance6891 2009-7-26 13:25:22
  I'm just tired of how these forums have degenerated.
Need for a forum on world religions. ... 1 2 3 4 5 Talk to China Daily 32 11722 constance6891 2009-7-26 13:25:22
  In that case, three subforums: General Questions Criticism
Need for a forum on world religions. ... 1 2 3 4 5 Talk to China Daily 32 11722 constance6891 2009-7-26 13:25:22
  I could see some kind of "three stikes and you're out deal: First offense: Warning, with a clarific ...
Need for a forum on world religions. ... 1 2 3 4 5 Talk to China Daily 32 11722 constance6891 2009-7-26 13:25:22
 
Christian racism, the face of Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 22 World Affairs 147 17438 vorgal78 2009-8-24 08:22:02
  I'll just put a warning in this thread that I shall report any further posts in this thread intended ...
Islam and Muslims Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 67 World Affairs 467 30278 shirvanshah 2009-9-20 20:18:41
  This post is clearly intended to insult and denigrate Islam on baseless falsities. If we want to d ...
ARABS & ISLAM - in pictures...and text..... Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 48 World Affairs 331 91410 petera 2010-7-31 20:49:48
  Why Arabs and Islam? Arabs are an Ethnic group. Islam is a religion. No relation. An Arab can be j ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  In fact, just to emphasize that I am not anti-English, I'd even be open to a revised form of English ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  Just a point I'd like to make here: If English were an easy language to learn, I would certainly su ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  Can you explain? So when you can't argue a case logically, you should turn to rhetoric?
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  Of course. When Zamenhof created the Esperanto language in 1887, he chose to focus on the language ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  An international auxiliary language based on the Korean script would not give Koreans an unjust ad ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  It is possible to create a language to be much easier than others, by design. Esperanto is an exampl ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  Hmmm. I just responded to you, Idiot8. I hope it appears soon. I don't know why it always does that ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  Have you ever heard of language planning? Essentially, it's possible to create a language, to des ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  Constance Xiexia a!
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  And Assasson, why would you want to impose the English-language on foreigners in China? Should all C ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  Have you ever been to China? Assuming you just stick around the universities, international touris ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  ABSOLUTELY FALSE! I love the English language as a language of literature. But I don't approve of ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  I'm not sure what you mean by sheep, so I'll respond to the first sentence only. I was'nt precise ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  I posted a reply to Wchao37 but the system didn't take. I hope it will show up tomorrow. In respons ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  In fact, I'd like to add that we could even say that when the Chinese government makes English compu ...
Wchao37and Tianyuanedu world language policy thread (all others are welcome) ... 1 2 3 4 World Affairs 27 7626 tianyuanedu 2009-7-24 21:14:31
  My personal preference is Esperantism owing to its being equitable without sacrificing efficiency. O ...
Foreign aid to China. The facts. Stop sh*ting on west! ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 World Affairs 35 6591 sarah_cn 2009-7-22 12:13:25
  Just to take an example, in Xinjiang, Mandarin and Uyghur are both official languages. Though grante ...
Foreign aid to China. The facts. Stop sh*ting on west! ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 World Affairs 35 6591 sarah_cn 2009-7-22 12:13:25
  Yes, Canada has well-developed human rights on paper, and usually it's not so bad. But trust me, I ...
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