We’ve reached the incredible milestone of 2,500 lessons in the TCB Library. Since January 2015 our writing and editing team have worked tirelessly to keep your Chinese-learning fires stoked. But, more importantly, we couldn’t have done it without all of you! As a big thank you for helping us to reach this milestone, we are […]

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In China, for many years, travelling abroad was not a feasible option for ordinary Chinese people; it was a luxury that was reserved for only a select few who a) could afford it and b) had permission from the Chinese government. However, nowadays, Chinese holidaymakers form a significant percentage of international tourists; the European and […]

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Mao’s back with another of her delicious recipes, this time the delightful ‘Glutinous Rice Shaomai’. Traditional Cantonese Shaomai would usually be stuffed with meat and seafood, but Mao’s recipe today is made with glutinous rice. Delicious! Ingredients: 300g glutinous rice, 2 spring onions, 1 carrot, 4 shiitake mushrooms, light soy sauce, salt, caster sugar. Here’s […]

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We are delighted to publish the winning entries of our innaugural TCB Schools Mandarin Writing Competition after the announcment of the winners recently. Well done to all of the winners, the standard of the susbmissions was extremely impressive and received high praise from our writing and editing team! First Place: Lauren Dolan. 一个独特的问题:亿元医疗。 中国,有很多人为了保持健康,经常寻找新的方式来治疗疾病。 中国的卫生保健部门巨大。2013年中国的医疗保健开支预算大约是五千一百一十三亿;医疗卫生支出预计在2014年-2018年平均每年增长11.8%,到2018年达到八千九百二十亿美元。 […]

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Learning a foreign language is arguably one of the most rewarding things a person can undertake; be it English, Spanish, Chinese or any of the hundreds of languages spoken across the world. Being able to interact with a variety of cultures and communicate with citizens of countries different from your own, is something that should […]

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This is a dish that is sweet, sour, a little bit spicy, and goes great with steamed rice. Tummys rumbling, yet? Then let’s review the ingredients for this classic Sichuan dish… Pork fillet 300g, 3 mu-er (Chinese mushrooms), 2 carrots, 1 pickled chili, 2 red chilies, ginger, garlic, spring onion, salt, starch, water, oil, sugar, […]

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Here at TCB we are so excited about this three-day beach-side music festival, so we’ve put together this guide to help you on your way. Where is it? Spring Scream is 8km beyond Kenting, on the very southern tip of Taiwan. The campsite is surrounded by woodland, the lighthouse is visible from the festival ground […]

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Who knew a small plastic disc, which is often mistaken for just a dog toy, could be the catalyst to a life of cultural integration, intense competitions and being part of the most accessible community of international players across the globe. Ultimate Frisbee is a competitive 7-a-side team sport that emerged out of America in […]

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We are delighted to announce the winners of the innagural TCB Schools Mandarin Writing Competiton 2016/17. We received some brilliant entries and the feedback from our editors was that the submissions were of an extremely high standard and we were overjoyed to receive so many. It was by no means an easy process selecting the […]

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…and it looks like it’s going well. The factory has reported a whopping 250% increase in productivity and an 80% drop in defects. The Changying Precision Technology Company factory in Dongguan, China, replaced almost all of its workers with robots, leaving only 60 people working at the factory. There are now 60 robot arms which […]

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