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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Taiwan not in the twenty-first century

Pinyin News and Michael Turton both blogged on Premier Su's recent remarks that Taiwan may consider abandoning the ROC calendar and [more...]

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Surviving Chinese

An excellent resource for people learning to speak Mandarin comes from Hess, Taiwan's largest chain of English schools. They have published a series of 22 podcasts as a "Chinese Survival Guide".

The podcasts cover [more...]

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Certifying Chinese teachers

The Taipei Times reports today that the Ministry of Education is planning to introduce a certification system for teachers of Chinese [more...]

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

More on population density

In my previous post on population density Mark S commented that Yangmingshan is included in the area of Taipei City (Yangmingshan is a large mountain and national park in the north of Taipei). This would [more...]

Monday, February 06, 2006

Crowded cities

The Taipei Times today reports that Taiwan has a population density of 629 people per square kilometer. Only Bangladesh has a higher population density among countries [more...]