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Malaysian Teen Wins English-Speaking Competition in China

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Nicol Yong Jia Jia, a teenager from Malaysia, has won the Belt and Road Youth English Speaking Competition and the China Daily ‘21st Century Cup’ International English Speaking Competition held in eastern China last weekend.

The event, which was held in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, China was organized by the state-run media China Daily, Hangzhou Municipal Government and the English-Speaking Union (ESU).

Instagrammer Implies the iPhone X is Too Expensive and Complicated for Indians to Use

Travel Instagrammer @mindbodycolleen is under fire for saying many Indian people don’t have an iPhone and that they wouldn’t know how to use the latest iPhone X model.

The account is run by Colleen Grady, a model from Indianapolis, Indiana. The now-deleted post which has been widely shared on Facebook shows @mindbodycolleen, who lost her “sleek, expensive, 5-month-old iPhone X” on the streets of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India.

Singaporean Man Telling Chinese Worker to ‘Go Back to Your Country’ Goes Viral Again

A video of a Singaporean man berating a Chinese woman working at a food court for not being able to speak English has resurfaced and been making the rounds on the internet.

The video was originally uploaded to YouTube in 2014 but was only recently shared on the Singapore Peasant Facebook page on June 13, and has since garnered more than 124,000 views and 1,400 shares.

Taiwanese School Sparks Outrage for Saying It’s Not Hiring ‘Black or Dark-Skinned’ Teachers

A job ad from a popular private kindergarten in Taiwan is making the rounds on social media for its controversial content indicating that it would not hire “black or dark-skinned” English teachers.

Posted on a Facebook page “Substitute Teachers Needed in Taipei (City/County)” on Monday (June 11), the ad for substitute English teachers was created by an employee from Kang Chiao Kindergarten.

Why You’re an Idiot If You Think People Should Only Speak English in America

In the wake of rampant and terrifyingly blatant racism that transports us into an alternate reality stuck in the previous century or older, we become curious of socio-cultural events that would somehow explain the roots of such idiocy.

For starters, the least one can do is get facts straight, so that in the unfortunate happenstance that another idiot forces someone to speak a language because of where his/her feet are, one hell of a schooling session can break loose.

China Releases Official English Translations For People Who Keep Using ‘Chinglish’

China just issued official translations for 3,500 Chinese phrases to keep clueless foreigners from “mispronouncing” certain words, notably the terminologies used in Chinese cuisine.

Earlier in 2017, the Chinese government deemed “Chinglish” (odd Chinese translations into English) to be damaging to “the country’s image.” According to state-run People’s Daily (via South China Morning Post), its use poses challenges for the “development of a multilingual society” and causes social issues.