As Cantonese language wanes, efforts grow to preserve it
Three decades ago, finding opportunities to learn Cantonese in San Francisco wasn't hard. “I think in a few years, when more and more Hong Kong families settle here, there may be more parents worried about their children rejecting Cantonese altogether as they become so immersed in the English environment,” she said.news.yahoo.com
High school football ‘22: Friday night scoreboard and looking ahead to Week 6
We’re officially through the halfway point of the regular season. Week 5 turned the page to the midway mark. District play ramps up significantly next week and playoff pressures begin ramping up. So, how did Friday night’s football action play out?
Game of the Week: Special teams very special for Creekside in win over Mandarin
Mandarin’s offense was moving the ball, and Creekside’s running game had difficulty finding room. But one thing didn’t just tip the field for the Knights, it moved the ball all the way down the field — Creekside’s special teams.
Under first-year head coach, Mandarin prepares for No. 4 Creekside in Game of the Week
The first year at a new job can be a learning experience. But it doesn’t mean there have to be struggles. With Toby Bullock in his first year as the head coach at Mandarin, the Mustangs are off to a 3-1 start as they prepare for our FootbalL Friday game of the week.
Fleming Island flag football team enjoying the ride to 1st state semifinal
Fleming Island (16-1) is the final local team standing in the flag football state playoffs. Their next task is a daunting one when they face off with Davie Western (17-0) in the Class 2A state semifinals on Friday night at Mandarin.
Instagram page showing photos of students in bathroom removed, but similar accounts remain
Days after News4JAX reported about an Instagram page labeled as coming from Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts that included photos of students using the bathroom, the page’s content was removed from the social media platform.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with these award-winning dishes
Chef Dennis Chan invited us into his “magical” kitchen as he frosted his award winning Mandarin cake while explaining some of the traditions of the Chinese New Year. He explained that each year is said to be aligned with an animal…this year is the Year of the Tiger. Chef Dennis said that the foods to eat to bring luck and well being for the new year are peanuts, a whole chicken, shrimp and fish.
Pre-K teacher visits students who lost homes in tornadoes
School teachers do some of the most important work across the country, both inside and outside the classroom. One Kentucky teacher proved just that by checking in on each of her young students after tornadoes devastated their town. Lilia Luciano reports.news.yahoo.com
China says 85% of citizens will use Mandarin by 2025
China is launching an aggressive campaign to promote Mandarin, saying 85% of its citizens will use the national language by 2025. The move appears to put threatened Chinese regional dialects such as Cantonese and Hokkien under even greater pressure, along with minority languages such as Tibetan, Mongolian and Uyghur. The order issued Tuesday by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, said use of Mandarin, known in Chinese as “putonghua" or the “common tongue," remains “unbalanced and inadequate” and needs to be improved to meet the demands of the modern economy.news.yahoo.com
News4Jax Super 10: Bartram Trail moves up, University Christian back in rankings
The high school football season is in full swing and News4Jax has you covered. The Super 10 rankings will be a fixture on Tuesday’s during the regular season. All games are Friday at 7 p.m. unless indicated. District games indicated by an *.
China rental company's shares have cratered 76% this year as the shine of debt-fueled growth fades
Danke, a Chinese residential rental company, has a debt-dependent business model that is showing signs of strain. Debt-fueled growthRenters who work with Danke often pay monthly installments to the company's banking partners after taking out a loan. In 2019, 65.9% of Danke's tenants had rent-financing agreements in place, according to a company filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Media reports in China have begun to raise questions about Danke's financial health. Rival Qingke employs a similar business model with tenants taking out loans and paying a year's worth of rent upfront.cnbc.com
China has a plan for dealing with an unstable world: its own consumers
BEIJING — As China's leaders get ready to release their national development plan for the next five years, some government advisors emphasize the priority is building up China's domestic strength. "China's economy needs to continue to develop. He is also honorary dean of the National School of Development at Peking University, and formerly the chief economist of the World Bank. The greater emphasis on the domestic Chinese market is part of a new term — "dual circulation" — that has emerged as leaders deliberate on the next five-year development plan set to kick off in 2021. Many economists predict China will surpass the U.S. as the world's largest economy in the next several years, when the 14th five-year plan will be in place.cnbc.com
Senior Chinese official challenges Trump over coronavirus response, says US wasted weeks
A senior Chinese government official challenged President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, accusing him of wasting weeks after the threat posed by the virus first became apparent. In a wide-ranging interview with NBC News conducted in Mandarin on Tuesday, Executive Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng also hit back at the politicization of the virus. Instead, he termed the virus a "natural disaster" and called for greater cooperation and an end to accusations. Chinese Executive Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng attends the Universal Periodic Review of China before the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on November 6, 2018 in Geneva. FABRICE COFFRINI | AFP via Getty ImagesA memorial for Dr Li Wenliang, who was one of the whistleblowers of Covid-19 when it first emerged in Wuhan, China and caused the doctor's death.cnbc.com
California man tells court he served as agent for China
On Monday, he appeared in red inmate garb and spoke through a Mandarin interpreter. He told the judge that he understood the terms of the agreement and that he was guilty. It did not appear that he had family or other supporters in the room.chicagotribune.com
Hong Kong protesters reach out to mainland Chinese in Kowloon march
Some included QR codes formatted for WeChat and Alipay, ubiquitous apps used in mainland China for chatting and online payment. Hong Kong protesters have mobilized around an extradition bill that would have allowed suspected criminals to be deported to mainland China, which many Hong Kongers see as a threat to the freedom of speech and rule of law that Hong Kong currently has. But the messaging of Sundays march expanded far beyond the extradition law, touching on multiple issues censored in mainland China. ALSO:First Hong Kong protested. In Hong Kong, one protester pulls off his mask and defines a movement A new kind of Hong Kong activism emerges as protesters mobilize without any leaderslatimes.com
Prince William speaks Mandarin in Chinese New Year message
Prince William speaks Mandarin in Chinese New Year message The Duke of Cambridge has posted a video message to the people of China wishing them a happy new year. Prince William is set to visit China next month, and he's clearly been brushing up on his Mandarin.cbsnews.com