Arab Today, arab today putting in a good word for language skills
Last Updated : GMT 18:19:32
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Putting in a good word for language skills

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Putting in a good word for language skills

Beijing - Xinhua

Government boosts investment to give officials global outlook, report Jiang Xueqing in Beijing and Wang Hongyi in Shanghai. Learning a foreign language has become a serious business for people in China - not least for its leading figures. \"In my experience, direct communication - even the most basic kind - achieves better results than indirect communication,\" Jiang Zemin, the former president, wrote in his preface for Foreign Affairs Terms for Leading Cadres, the first installment of a series of foreign language books for officials. But the foreign language skills of State and provincial leaders still do not match the country\'s demand for continuous economic development and growing international exchanges, he said. \"It is still unrealistic to require leading cadres to have comprehensive communication (with foreigners) without the assistance of a translator,\" he adds. Jiang\'s words show the importance that has been placed on officials at all levels to learn languages and promote better understanding between China and the rest of the world. The series, published by World Affairs Press, was unveiled at Beijing\'s Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in December. The books contain basic information about China\'s history, politics, economy and culture in Chinese and nine foreign languages, including English, French and German. This top-down approach to learning English was introduced more than 10 years ago. When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, central government officials found that the number of foreign exchanges between diplomats and dignitaries grew significantly. To improve cross-cultural communication skills, Li Lanqing, vice-premier at the time, was ordered to organize an English training program for leaders. Starting that year, ministerial-level cadres were invited to take a 15-week course at the Chinese Academy of Governance, followed by weekly classes at Beijing Foreign Studies University and then a short stint at Sydney University in Australia. Since 2008, the program was expanded to include provincial governors, who learned long-distance using the Internet and traveled to Beijing for classes every three or four months, and heads of State-owned enterprises. So far, 87 students from six classes have graduated, with some going on to apply for further study at overseas universities such as Harvard in the United States, and Oxford and Cambridge in Britain. \"It was inevitable that Chinese leaders would intensify the way they study English,\" said Wen Jun, vice-president of Beijing Foreign Studies University. \"With globalization and China\'s opening-up, every leader is stepping onto the world stage to represent China.\"  

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today putting in a good word for language skills Arab Today, arab today putting in a good word for language skills

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today putting in a good word for language skills Arab Today, arab today putting in a good word for language skills

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque
Arab Today, arab today Seeks to move past rift with Israel

GMT 08:00 2017 Monday ,08 May

Seeks to move past rift with Israel
View News in Arabic - Education: تقارير وملفات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

GMT 16:29 2017 Monday ,08 May

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line

GMT 14:36 2017 Monday ,08 May

Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line
Arab Today, arab today BMW sees forecasts in reach

GMT 09:04 2017 Thursday ,04 May

BMW sees forecasts in reach
Arab Today, arab today Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday