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The Growing Role of English in Chinese Education

Under the title “English without Chinese at exams ‘traitorious,’” China Daily (“China’s Global [English] Newspaper”) presents an article by Wu Yiyao describing the uproar over the decision by four Shanghai universities to include an English test as part of their independent admission … Continue reading

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Beijing stamps out poor English

China has launched a fresh drive to clamp down on bad English in the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Previous attempts to wipe out Chinglish – the mistranslated phrases often seen on Chinese street signs and product labels – have … Continue reading

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Shanghai seeks end to ‘Chinglish’

.The authorities in the Chinese city of Shanghai are starting a campaign to try to spot and correct badly phrased English on signs in public places. Chinglish, as the inaccurate use of the language is known, has long been a source … Continue reading

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Chinglish

Chinglish refers to spoken or written English language that is influenced by the Chinese language. The term “Chinglish” is commonly applied to ungrammatical or nonsensical English in Chinese contexts, and may have pejorative or deprecating connotations. Other terms used to described the phenomenon include “Chinese English”, “China English”, and “Sinicized English”. The degree to which … Continue reading

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