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For over twelve years now, our centerpiece Introduction
to Mandarin Chinese has been reducing the dreaded Mandarin
Learning Curve for countless students and other netizens eager to learn
about the Chinese Language.
"I've just learnt more in an hour
doing your language tutorial than I could ever expect in a year of classes."
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With a conversational approach that aims
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the basic principles of Mandarin Chinese pronunciation,
characters and grammar.
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newsletter, which ran from 2003-2006, is no longer published, but here
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8-Minute Virtual Video Ride on a Hong Kong Bus
Video footage that puts you in the front seat on the upper level of a
double decker bus in Hong Kong. The trip takes you (with some gaps) from
North Point, on the north side of Hong Kong Island, toward Stanley Bay,
on the island's south side.
Latest Stock News from China
NYU Stern Professors Jennifer Carpenter and Robert Whitelaw Analyze the Real Value of China’s Stock Market and Find ...
In new research that analyzes data from China’s stock market from 1995 to 2012, NYU Stern Professors Jennifer Carpenter and Robert Whitelaw, along with undergraduate student Fangzhou Lu, find that despite its reputation as a “casino,” China’s stock market has functioned well by several measures: 1) the prices of stocks in China are as informative about future earnings as those in the US; and 2 ...
China pork firm scales down HK listing on volatility concerns
Chinese pork producer WH Group has slashed a planned initial public offering in Hong Kong by almost two-thirds blaming concerns about the strength of the city's stock market, a report said Wednesday. The firm, which last year bought US giant Smithfield Foods in a landmark multi-billion-dollar deal, said this month it hoped to raise up to US$5.3 billion with a share sale and listing on April 30 ...
WH Group Halves Initial Public Offering Amid Tough Conditions On Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Pork producer WH Group has checked its initial public offering ambitions and the Chinese parent company of Smithfield Foods is slashing its proposed IPO in half on account of tough conditions in the Hong Kong stock market. The company may sell new shares equivalent to 10 percent of its enlarged market capital, about half of the originally planned $5.3 billion IPO, people with knowledge of the ...
Toronto stock market to head lower amid earnings news, weak Chinese data
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market looked set to start the session Wednesday lower amid another heavy slate of earnings news to consider along with signs of weakening Chinese growth. The Canadian dollar was down 0.02 of a cent to 90.66 cents US ahead of February retail sales data coming out
China pork firm scales down IPO in volatile market
Chinese pork producer WH Group has slashed a planned initial public offering in Hong Kong by almost two-thirds blaming concerns about the strength of the city's stock market, a report said Wednesday.
China Reopens IPO Floodgates with Listing Plans for 46 Firms
The number of Chinese companies that are looking to float on stock exchanges has risen to 46 so far this year, as the country lifts its freeze on initial public offerings (IPO) that lasted for more than a year. On 21 April, China's securities regulator posted draft IPO prospectuses for 18 Chinese firms, which are expected to raise about 22.6bn yuan ($3.6bn, £2.1bn, €2.6bn) from investors ...
TSX down: miners fall on weak data, rails drop as Feds phase out unsafe tank cars
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed lower Wednesday amid positive earnings news and signs of weakening Chinese growth.
TSX ends lower as miners fall on weak data, railways drop
The Toronto stock market closed lower Wednesday amid positive earnings news and signs of weakening Chinese growth
China pork firm scales down IPO target
Chinese pork producer WH Group has slashed a planned initial public offering in Hong Kong by almost two-thirds blaming concerns about the strength o...
Market Hustle: Stock Futures Turn Lower on Weak China Data; P&G Revenue Slips
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stock futures were pointing lower Wednesday amid tepid Chinese economic data, while Procter & Gamble posted revenue that fell short of expectations. Investors are looking to earnings from Facebook and Apple later on Wednesday. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were falling 1.37 below fair value to 16,442.0 while futures for the S&P 500 were off 2.45 below fair ...
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