Dear TCBers, We are soon to launch TCB’s in-app Stroke Order Animation and Character Writing functionality which we hope you will all love! An update can be expected over the next 1-2 weeks. We are now looking to invite BETA testers for both Android and iOS to test both this functionality and future app releases. […]

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ISo we’re just about to wrap up another year, as we eagerly await the new year festivities. Whatever you have planned, be it fireworks over The Bund or a quiet evening shared with friends, we hope you have a brilliant time! To get you in the melancholy mood that starts every new chapter, and following […]

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With just a few days left until Americans head to the polls for the most talked-about US election since the last one, the words on everybody’s lips: Trump or Clinton… or as some might say the definition of being caught between a rock and a hard place. Interestingly, Trump has come in for some unexpected support in China, […]

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A video posted online recently that portrayed the enchanting local charm of Shanghai through the lens of media artist JT Singh put me in a nostalgic mood about the city that first brought me to China back in 2004. Thinking back, I pondered the advice for learning Chinese I would give myself if I could go back. A […]

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**Deadline extended to 26th January 2017** The Chairman’s Bao Schools Writing Competition 2016 – get your Mandarin Chinese writing published to an audience of thousands, with some great prizes up for grabs! Guidelines: Students should submit a 250-350 character news story in Mandarin Chinese (simplified or traditional) on a topic of their choosing to seanmcgibney@thechairmansbao.com, […]

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We’ve come up with our 20 step-by-step top tips for using The Chairman’s Bao [TCB] to improve your Chinese language, including many of the features that we bet some of you never knew existed!  

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Dear TCBers, We told you there was a surprise coming… We are delighted to announce the launch of TCB HSK 1 and 2 news-based lessons. This is something we have been working on for many months, but wanted to ensure we could correctly hit the levels whilst keeping the same compelling and engaging content that you […]

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Looking to update your Chinese music playlist or for some more material to rule the roost at your next karaoke night? We’ve got you covered! Our writing and editing team have come together to select their top 5 list of Chinese pop songs in 2016 to learn Mandarin. You might want to clear some room […]

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It’s important to have a little fun when learning languages – something that especially true for Chinese. We’ve searched high and low, and by that I mean asked our writers and editors, to give you our top 5 Chinese tongue twisters that you need to know in Mandarin. Why learn tongue twisters in Chinese when […]

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NOTE: This is not a traditional vs. simplified argument. This is aimed at people studying Chinese in simplified characters, wondering whether they should spend some time studying traditional characters as well. When I chose to move to Taiwan instead of Mainland China, one of my classmates said “Why are you doing that? You’ll have to […]

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