Today at China Digital Times, authorities “lose” sex workers’ rights activist Ye Haiyan’s passport, China admits it allows tiger skin trade, and more.
Photo of the Day: Dancers by Yuan Liu
A sense of pure beauty and rare calm after a snow in Beijing
Another #panda, as requested! Taken at the Panda Breeding Center in #Chengdu, #Sichuan by @viktormugli. Tag your #China photos #cdtimes to share them with us! #熊猫 #成都 #四川 #中国 #中国数字时代
Photo of the Day: Girl Playing Flute by Joan Campderrós-i-Canas (Suzhou, Zhejiang)
In 2009, the number of people studying English in China was roughly equal to the population of the U.S. In 2012, Chinese people spent a total of $4.8 billion on English lessons. China is the world’s biggest market for English-as-a-foreign-language. Chinese people spend more time and energy learning English than any other nation in the world. But for all this effort, Chinese students of English are still failing to achieve real proficiency. Why is this? Is the “English craze” actually detrimental to students?