Understanding and mastering the power of language in China

Insights | Understanding and mastering the power of language

Interview of the Head of the WellingtonCollege

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Wellington is already a language-rich environment, because like all international schools we have people speaking a wide range of different languages. However, it’s clear to me that as a school we are becoming more consciously aware of our ability to encourage the understanding and exploration of language itself. A recent piece of evidence of this would be the incredibly detailed language survey which drilled down into the remarkably complex linguistic backgrounds of Wellington’s pupils.

It’s this richness of language and expression that our pupils of all backgrounds are bringing into Wellington and it is something I feel very strongly that we must continue to encourage and reinforce as much as possible. Our style of teaching and learning becomes so much more effective and enjoyable when we move beyond simplistic one-word answers, where language is very restrictive and ‘played safe’, to a place where words and ideas are shared around, played with, experimented and expanded upon freely.

 

This applies to every Wellington pupil: whether English is your first language or not, whether you are fortunate enough to speak several languages fluently, there is always more to learn. There are always more words and shades of meaning and possibilities that could allow us to communicate with greater style, confidence and nuance. I’m not talking about simply swallowing a thesaurus and rattling off a long list of lengthy words either; being able to choose the right words is about more than just having a large vocabulary.

  • It’s also about sensitivity to your audience, whether that’s one person or a thousand. Finding those words that will most powerfully connect with an audience only comes with practice and a little bit of risk-taking.

This is a concept that I feel our pupils inherently understand and something that we are getting consciously better at encouraging throughout the Education via school. It’s partly in Wellington’s DNA: we’re inclusive and international, ‘linguistic’ is one of our aptitudes; our whole philosophy of education is very fertile soil for sharing language. However, it’s also something that I think we are all able to actively encourage through a variety of means.

Reading

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source : https://www.wellingtoncollege.cn/shanghai/academic/curriculum/prep-school/

Primary School is the Key

One key way to share language is to promote the sense of Wellington being a ‘reading school’, that is, a place where reading is always encouraged and shared between pupils and teachers, in and out of class. Helping all pupils gain a deep, disciplined reading habit doesn’t just mean that they read literary classics; (though there’s a significant place for that of course… I’d be a strange kind of English teacher if I didn’t think such books were valuable!) it means engaging with language in whatever form excites their imagination and sparks a desire to explore and understand.

Being Lost in a Book

Whether it’s science or philosophy, a Jane Austen novel or an online article on breakthrough technologies, the inherent value of reading is in the act itself, not in the book, magazine or digital content. It’s in the pleasure you gain from reading, the knowledge you gain, the ideas you formulate, the perspectives and minds you encounter that otherwise you are locked out of; these are the things that make reading so valuable and so inherently important. Being ‘lost in a book’ is one of the best ways to find the space we all need, from time to time, to step away from the world.

 

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Wellington is, and must continue to be, a place where people value reading, learn from it and then share that learning. I want our classrooms to always be places of genuine, respectful and informed debate.

 

Having those kinds of debates, sharing that kind of knowledge, gaining that ability to ‘read’ the world, is essential in helping every Wellingtonian leave this school possessing that vital human spark necessary to successfully engage with other people, no matter what their chosen academic, professional or personal path in life.

Friends in China

It’s not how many Chinese friends you have on Facebook or in a WeChat group that makes the difference, it’s whether you can use the linguistic tools at your disposal to say something that is compelling enough for people to want to listen to.

I’d like to finish by sharing a bit of Chinese language that aptly summarises my thoughts on the subject. A favourite poem of mine is ‘V’, a lengthy work by a British poet, Tony Harrison. It opens with a quotation from Arthur Scargill, a trade union leader in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s, when I was growing up:

“I still read the dictionary every day. My father taught me that your power to live depends on your power to master words.”

I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the method, but his point still stands. We must always aim to increase our mastery of words, of Chinese language itself, so that we can gain a greater understanding of ourselves, our world and our place in it. This should be viewed as a lifelong process, kickstarted for our pupils during their school years so that they are as ready as possible for all the stories and discussion and debate that will make up their lives to come.

Joe McKee

Head of Senior School

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China Give New Solutions to Wall Street

China Huge Rewards Suggestions For Wall Street

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China Gift Suggestions huge rewards for WallStreet — with big Threats The next technique may be that the Maritime or Sea Shipping which shrewd in the event that you are shipping huge quantities of goods. Nonetheless, it will take at least a few weeks, sometime, to get to the port of destination.

Maritime Shipping has costs for example customs clearance and supply to a warehouse. Then there will be the records which you must process from the vent of both destination and origin.

Beijing and Finance Investment

For decades, its market freed up by Beijing by encouraging levels of financing which a bubble has been by a panic. By inviting organizations to reduce debt officials from China have responded, however, it.

You’ve got three options in sending your goods should think about the volume and weight of your shipment, should you choose that system you’re planning to use.

“it is an excellent prospect for the huge banks. They possess the abilities, money, experience, and capital,” explained David Kotok, creator chief investment officer at Cumberland Associates. “Each CEO since 1948” has led to China being a promising economy, Chanos said. “But no one makes anything”

WallStreet

WallStreet’s trade group, the Securities Industry, and Financial Markets Association, carefully applauded the actions to gradually gain access to the planet’s No. 2 market.

China has promised to lift restrictions on exchange lenders in its own banking platform that was huge. They still stand to generate gobs of money from lending to people and businesses along with providing an underserved sector with investment expertise.

Citigroup and Goldman Sachs

Citigroup and Goldman Sachs per generate approximately 4 percent of this revenue in China, based on FactSet. However, those US banks get revenue from Brazil, Canada, and niches. The way of sending your goods is through atmosphere dispatch. It’s advantageous for those who want services and products to be sent in a brief while for you, in the event your goods are of low volume and so are of significance, and also one’s order is not small. There certainly is a whole lot of air. The central bank may even enable foreign organizations to get a vast majority stake (up to 51 percent) in securities, finance management, futures life insurance firms, Nomura explained. Those ownership constraints are required to be removed after three decades.

China’s central bank

“There’s really a wild west setting that could lead to sudden conclusions originating out of the government,” educate Scott Morris, a former US Treasury Department official throughout the Obama government. China’s central bank on Wednesday issued a deadline to start the financial economy of China and vowed to allow firms to compete on equal footing, state press reported.
A few of the most significant players on Wall Street have a footprint in China, albeit bigger than they would enjoy a market growing as America’s. China reported quite good growth of nearly 7 percent throughout all the previous couple of decades.

China can connect its own inventory exchange to London

Yet US banks must traverse a system that is catchy and also an arrangement. Plus they will have to stay away from trouble. “While we’re pleased about the advancement, we’re ready to realize that the rules are employed in a manner that ensures an even playing field,” Peter Matheson, ” SIFMA’s managing director of global policy and advocacy, ” said in a meeting. “It is an economical version built into your debt. They must keep cultivating their own debt to educate their market,” billionaire investor Jim Chanos told CNNMoney’s “Trade Today” series on Wednesday.

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The American Debt

“When there’s a debt, then you also will view it. “But you have to be more mindful of the dangers you choose.” That is certainly not forgetting rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing, that may have abandoned the entire world’s two biggest savings on the point of a trade warfare. Beijing has sought to crack down on investment vehicles. And authorities are pushing for greater transparency of these loans organizations have accumulated through recent years. Related “It is just about a no-brainer for just about any large global institution to wish to be present,” Morris explained. The others are cynical about the growth prospects, especially given the market’s heavy reliance on China.

“let us not think with them as an example of financial benevolence,

” Matheson said. “Letting foreign financial firms to have their organizations in China is great for US firms as well as the US market, and China’s market, also”

At the conclusion of June, the People’s Bank of China intends to remove investment constraints to asset management firms and banks, based on analysts in Nomura. “The topics are just like conducting business anywhere on the planet.

SIFMA and officials at Beijing have been talking for weeks roughly those particulars.

“The group has highlighted that launching the enormous banking marketplace of China is beneficial. ” Explain the founder of GMA (Marketing Agency in China)

China debt has been comparable to 161 percent of its total output in accordance with the Institute of International Finance. That is the highest among 30 savings and more than double your debt burden at the USA that the category measures. Kotok played concerns regarding the struggles of operating.

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Food Scandals in China (What you really eat )

Chinese Food Scandals

 

China is one of the countries with the biggest population around the world. With such an extensive and varied population, the demand for things like food, tends to be very drastic. With such a diverse population at hand, the food market also varies in its quality and specialty to provide all types of cuisines to the citizens. However, with so many restaurants and food lines there is also the problem of maintaining food quality. The recent cases of some food scandals are the examples of these mishaps and have threatened the local people. To shed some light, a food scandal is basically when due to lack of government intervention, foods have some ingredients which can cause severe food poisoning or other diseases which may lead to deaths. The recent cases of such food scandals around china have become very popular.

 

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Why Chinese should drink more Wine !

Today we receive a guest post from the French Cellar in China, that teach us why you should drink more wine in China !

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1. You have to know that wine is a great source of antioxidants, which increases levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and gets rid of the bad stuff (LDL) than white. This means heart disease goodbye and hello clogged arteries.
2. Drinking wine in moderation can slim your risk of osteoporosis, which in simple terms refers to linked to thinning bones age, increasing bone mineral density in men and women. Chinese should be sensitive to that argument !
3. Drink 1 glass of Red wine also slows the growth of breast cancer and prostate cancer cells, while preventing oral cancer.

4. Drinking Wine can help your cholesterol levels by increasing the levels of HDL (the good things) while “phenols” in wine prevent the levels of LDL (the bad stuff) damage your arteries.
5. It is so good for you, that the evidence showed that moderate consumption is better for health than abstinence from alcohol completely.
6. “Polyphenols” are substances found in red wine, which “fight against harmful bacteria,” which prevents your body from illness and disease.
7. Wine reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks because it “dilates the arteries and increases blood flow, reducing the risk of clots.”
are 8. ‘Flavonoids’ significantly in red wine, and the evidence shows that these compounds reduce the risk of many types of cancer.

9. Red wine has the ability to reduce the risk of certain dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease.
10. “resveratrol” is a key ingredient in the skin of red grapes, which is known to protect blood vessels while eliminating blood clots. It also gets rid of those unwanted wrinkles, because it protects the body against aging and disease.

More information about Wine in China :

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International Technogical Firm are kick out of Chinese administration like Apple

Tim Cook diplomacy with the Chinese authorities was not enough: Apple and many other technology US companies were removed from the list of providers suppliers of computer equipment for the Chinese government.

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These drastic measures were expected, China has thoroughly reviewed its equipment from the Snowden case, the aim being to prevent hidden backdoors in smartphones / tablets / laptops allow the NSA to spy discreetly the country’s authorities. Recent statements by head of the NSA, not really “diplomatic” and justifying the use of backdoors (backdoors), could only push China to speed up away American equipment. Chinese Minister Tim Cook Apple Watch Tim Cook and Chinese Minister in charge of Internet security Intel, Cisco, McAfee, and in fact almost all the “big” US software manufacturers or suppliers are blacklisted hardware controls for administrations “sensitive”, which for once is very likely to annoy officiating Intelligence US who might be the mothball the thundering declarations about the benefits of backdoors or control “Big Data of” personal data (the name of the fight against terrorism, of course). Sources familiar with the matter say that these measures could also have a “protectionist” hidden purpose behind the Paravant of Homeland Security, which still seems fairly probable in that the list of suppliers of hardware / software off-Chinese n ‘that was cut by a third.

Beijing pregnant woman jumped the subway platform

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Fil control, expert in Technological textile machinery explain that, the governement of Xi jinping want to promote in priority Chinese local Brands, as most of governement in the world and expect that within 5years, Chinese Brands can get international trust.

China’s high tech industry is increasingly recognized as a very dynamic industry. More and more Chinese high tech companies are gaining ground on the international stage. “China has changed its strategy and is now ready to offer high value technological products. Today, Chinese do not only copy foreign high tech brands’ features. They innovate and assert their innovation. –

 

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Fake Ads on Wechat

WeChat the chinese most popular instant messaging service in China, is likely to lose its luster as users complain of being bombarded with misleading advertisements and information overload.

Fake adverstisment

The situation came to public attention when a business account set false advertisements on “Moments”, one of the main functions integrated in WeChat which allows users to upload photos and share their daily lives by texts.

On Monday, authorities in Chongqing broke a case in which a “travel agency” has told his followers on WeChat to “Like” its ads to win a free Hong Kong and Macau trip, which was later proved be misleading.

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Where?

Similar cases were reported in the provinces of Guangdong, Sichuan, Shaanxi and Jiangsu of unscrupulous businessmen trying to attract customers with promotions for coveted items, they have failed to deliver.

WeChat, developed by the Internet giant Tencent, allows people to send text, photos, videos and voice messages on mobile phones. The application won a legion of fans in China thanks to its convenience, to reach 600 million users since its launch in 2011.

With fake ads, the information on the application overload is causing some users want to escape the flood of daily annoyances.

Beijing said he receives “tons of messages” from his colleagues in the focus groups WeChat, even on weekends.

Wei said he spends about an hour a day responding to messages from his colleagues, and to check WeChat every few minutes because the messages from his boss may be among the sea of ​​notifications.

I feel as if I had been kidnapped by WeChat.

Wei is not the only feeling bombarded by the application user. In early February, Huang Zhen, a professor at the Central University of Finance and Economics, has caused a buzz on the Internet when it announced it would abandon all discussion groups WeChat and “try to find some inner peace. ”

Survey about Wechat

In a survey conducted in March by a Shanghai newspaper, two thirds of respondents feeling of being “kidnapped” by WeChat, but most have chosen to put up with the barrage of messages and information.

“The “Moments” section WeChat, for example, has declined in popularity since it became a place for people to either share or advertisements Chicken Soup for the Soul-type items.” view more here

“My WeChat ‘Moments’ are essentially spammed by them every day, which is pretty boring,” a user named WeChat screen “HXfengai” said.

As calls for change mounting WeChat teams must adjust their design of products and services to break the bottleneck and retain users, said Zhang Yi, CEO of iiMedia research.

Zhang said that the development teams WeChat should redouble their efforts to take into account user feedback and try to understand what they really need.

“It is difficult to say how loyal users will remain WeChat, but if the company can make adjustments according to the specific needs of users, it can help keep many users,” he said.

 

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Tips from an entrepreneur in Shanghai

Olivier and Isabelle Chouvet have a funny habit . Before starting a business in a city , they start by opening a restaurant. They did it in Tokyo, Paris and Shanghai. And this ritual has always been their luck : ” In Japan , if we had just mounted a communication agency , we would never have sold a single event,” explains the young quadra , now based in Shanghai.

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Here , twelve years after his first trip to Asia, at the head of a group of communication than two hundred people , led by his wife Isabelle , and a nugget of Asian Internet , Glamour Sales. The concept shows – Chinese and Japanese sauce – recipe vente-privee.com : stocks brands sold off online registration . Amongst its shareholders, a few names : Ardian (former Axa Private Equity) and Xavier Niel , individually . These people had the hollow nose , after two years, the site employs four hundred people and has a 120% growth per year. The future is rather bearer Chouvet Olivier hopes to double every year over three years.
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