Olivia Munn teaches son Mandarin with book from friend Ali Wong
Olivia Munn has been spending quality time with 23-month-old son Malcolm — through Mandarin!
Gift of learning: Munn, 43, shared an adorable ...
Asian American History
Meet Harvard’s first Chinese teacher: Ko K’un-hua
Meet Ko K’un-hua (Ge Kunhua), a Chinese scholar who became Harvard University’s first Chinese instructor during the late 19th century ...
Watch: English schoolboys duke it out in wholesome ‘rap battle’ in Mandarin
A TikTok video showing English students having a wholesome “rap battle” in Mandarin has gone viral.
Key details: Shared on TikTok by user @h...
San Francisco to offer free Mandarin classes for fifth year
San Francisco’s public libraries are offering free Mandarin classes for adults and children this summer.
Key details: The classes will be of...
‘Mandarin is not an easy language’: Simu Liu explains his criticism of ‘Moon Knight’
Simu Liu further explained his criticism against Ethan Hawke’s character’s use of Mandarin in “Moon Knight.”
“I think there’s maybe a misc...
Film & TV
‘Moon Knight’ director Mohamed Diab responds to Simu Liu’s criticism of the show’s Mandarin
“Moon Knight” director Mohamed Diab has responded to Simu Liu’s criticism over the show’s poor Mandarin pronunciation in its second episode...
China aims to have 85% of its citizens speaking Mandarin by 2025
An order issued Tuesday by China’s cabinet said use of Mandarin, the country’s national language, needs to be more widely adopted, threateni...
Texas Dad Scolds Daughter in Mandarin, Goes Viral in China
An American man “scolding” his daughter in Mandarin has become an online sensation in China.
Videos from Kuaishou user @Evazhang...
Every Western Civilization is Just a ‘Sub-Civilization’ of Chinese Culture, Professors Claim
A group of scholars from China has recently claimed that the English language is actually a dialect derived from Chinese.
Scholars from Worl...
Chinese Netizens are Very Upset With Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, Marvel’s first Asian-led superhero movie, is already generating controversy in China just days ...
Singaporean Man Shamed By Chinese Tourist Over His Mandarin, But He Gets the Last Laugh
A Singaporean man shared how he was berated by a Chinese tourist for not being able to understand Mandarin.
On Tuesday, 22-year-old Timothy ...
Kenya Will Start Teaching Mandarin in All Primary Schools Starting 2020
To better pave the road for trade and connection with China, Kenya is preparing to teach Mandarin lessons in classrooms starting next year.
Black YouTuber Surprises Chinese Speakers With His Fluent Mandarin Skills
A Black Youtuber has recorded videos of himself surprising Chinese speakers once they learn he speaks fluent Mandarin.
In one video, which w...
Jeremy Lin Pens Emotional Letter to His Chinese Fans About Horrific Knee Injury
In a heartfelt letter posted on WeChat, Jeremy Lin wrote about his struggles with his recovery, his faith, and his plans for his Chinese fan...
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Donald Trump’s Grandson is Now Learning Mandarin
Ivanka Trump posted a photo to her Instagram on Tuesday showing herself with her 1-year-old son, Theodore, learning Chinese characters on a ...
China Wants 80% of the Country to Be Speaking Mandarin by 2020
China has announced plans to increase the rate of citizens speaking Mandarin, the country’s official language, to 80% by 2020.
The current f...
Russian Students May Have to Learn Mandarin For College Entrance Exams By 2020
Russia’s Federal Service for the Supervision of Education and Science plans to make Mandarin Chinese a mandatory foreign language in state t...
John Cena Just Promoted WWE in Shanghai By Speaking Flawless Mandarin
John Cena, an American professional wrestler signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, recently gave a flawless three-minute speech in fluent...
Mark Zuckerberg Spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping For an Entire Minute in Chinese
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday for an entire minute in Xi’s native language.