I’ve spent the last five days on the road doing promotional lectures for New Channel. We usually speak to university students, hoping that they will come to Beijing and take IELTS or TOEFL classes during the summer break, but last night in Changsha we spoke to 800 elementary school students. They were fourth, fifth and […]

New Beijing, New Olympics

I saw someone wearing a t-shirt (picture) today that read, in English, “Tibet in China, Torch in Heart”. The Chinese, however, read “振兴中华,反对分裂”, which means something like “Revitalize China, Oppose Separatism”. The Chinese was not presented as a translation of the English, but it’s interesting to think about how the designer of the t-shirt (or […]