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Welcome to The Chinese Outpost
For over twelve years now, our centerpiece Introduction
to Mandarin Chinese has been reducing the dreaded Mandarin
Learning Curve for countless students and other netizens eager to learn
about the Chinese Language.
"I've just learnt more in an hour
doing your language tutorial than I could ever expect in a year of classes."
- Christine Black,
With a conversational approach that aims
to educate and entertain, our popular tutorial explains
the basic principles of Mandarin Chinese pronunciation,
characters and grammar.
"The best. A must-visit site"
for Chinese Language learning.
--Dr. Ming L. Pei, China
This reference guide,
drawing on select U.S. government and other published sources, provides
a detailed and up-to-date overview of The People's Republic of China.
CHINA NEWS HEADLINES
news headlines from China, as well as a list of top news stories for each
province in the People's Republic, and for each major special administrative
region. Go >>
newsletter, which ran from 2003-2006, is no longer published, but here
we have archived some of its stories that you might still find interesting
or informative. Go >>
View a selection of
engravings depicting Chinese scenes from China Illustrated, printed in
four volumes between 1843 and 1847. Go >>
Our custom Flash audio
player offers eight traditional Chinese musical arrangements, featuring
erhu and bamboo flute, for your online listening pleasure. Go
8-Minute Virtual Video Ride on a Hong Kong Bus
Video footage that puts you in the front seat on the upper level of a
double decker bus in Hong Kong. The trip takes you (with some gaps) from
North Point, on the north side of Hong Kong Island, toward Stanley Bay,
on the island's south side.
Latest Stock News from China
Analysis: After market surge, investors switch focus to unloved stocks
By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the U.S. stock market on pace to end the year with a gain of almost 30 percent, including dividend payouts, fund managers are finding themselves searching for stocks that have been largely ignored as they head into 2014. "It's getting tough to find anything out there worth investing in when everything looks expensive," said William Mann, a co-manager of ...
GLOBAL MARKETS-European stocks inch up, euro dips on S&P downgrade
* European shares head for best week in 8 months
Baidu Forced to Add Warnings as Regulators Focus on China Stocks
U.S. and Hong Kong stock market regulators are demanding that Chinese companies provide investors more warnings about the risks of a legal structure commonly used to list those shares overseas.
Time to get over your fear of Chinese stocks?
US-listed Chinese companies delivered in 2013. Is it time for investors to get over their fear of Chinese stocks, even given the stock scams of the past?
China-focused hedge funds buck market doldrums
Despite another disappointing year for Chinese equities, mainland-focused hedge funds have produced solid gains, outperforming their equity indexes.
U.S. IPOs 2013: Best Year Since 2000, Says IPO Tracker Renaissance Capital
This year has been the best year for launches of U.S. public companies since 2000, according to initial public offering (IPO) tracker Renaissance Capital in a recent report . A rising stock market, low interest rates and risk-friendly investors have helped propel 222 companies onto major U.S. exchanges like the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ this year. They’ve raised $55 billion In total.
Defense Sector Takes Spotlight Again as Funding Fears Weigh on Asian Indices
Chinese stock indices lead Asian markets lower amid concern about soaring money market rates that central bank action on Friday did little to address. Laura Board reports.
IPO market expected to stay hot in 2014
It's been a banner year for the IPO market, and analysts expect the boom in initial public offerings to continue next year.
Chinese stocks hit 5-month closing low on credit squeeze fears
China's benchmark Shanghai Composite closed at its lowest levels since August 23 on Friday due to concerns of tight liquidity.
For Chinese Solar Stocks, Correction or Reversal?
Chinese solar stocks are all down. Is it the end of a trend, or a healthy pause?
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