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China retaliates to Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

China retaliates to Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

From the moment it became know that the US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, was planning to visit Taiwan during a tour of Asia, the Chinese leadership made it very clear she should not ‘interfere’ and that Beijing would retaliate. These statements from senior Chinese officials meant that as soon as Pelosi landed in Taiwan, Beijing had to retaliate and back up their threats with action. […]

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We are 10 years old!

We are 10 years old!

Domino Chinese Birthday!! We are 10 years old! Domino Chinese is officially celebrating 10 fantastic years with an extra special promotion and a look back all the success we and our students have enjoyed over the past decade! 10 Years of Achievement In June 2012, Felix was in living in China and realizing that the way Chinese was being taught to foreigners was unsuitable for […]

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Chinese is a Logical Language

Chinese is a Logical Language

There are a lot of people who will tell you that Chinese is a very difficult language to learn. Sadly, these people are probably telling the truth – based on their own experiences. This is because many foreigners are taught to learn Chinese exclusively through repetition and memorization. This is usually because they learn from Chinese teachers who as children learnt the language that way. […]

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China wary of Russia’s war in Ukraine

China wary of Russia’s war in Ukraine

As Putin ordered Russian troops to invade Ukraine, international responses were as predictable as ever. Europe and America condemned the Russian aggression, countries which rely on Russia for trade and military hardware – such as Pakistan and India – refused to criticize Moscow, and Russia’s neighbours Armenia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijani remained quiet despite the war on their doorsteps. China’s response to Russia’s invasion in Ukraine […]

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A Growth Mindset to Learn Chinese

A Growth Mindset to Learn Chinese

If you wish to succeed at something new, the most important first step is to have a growth mindset. There are a lot of colourful graphics on social media about growth mindsets, many of which suggest that if you believe you can do something, you can. Self belief is an important aspect of having a growth mindset, but if you neglect other essential factors, you’ll […]

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Will China Open for the Year of the Tiger?

Will China Open for the Year of the Tiger?

It’s been two years since the Covid-19 virus was first detected in the city of Wuhan, eastern China. Since then, the virus has mutated and spread to over 200 countries. Strict lockdowns were introduced in most countries to slow the spread of the virus and many of these countries are now relaxing restrictions as normality slowly returns. Few countries have tackled the virus with such […]

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James Bond Spoofs and Chinese Spies

James Bond Spoofs and Chinese Spies

British and Chinese security agencies have long been suspicious of one and other. They regularly accuse each other of undermining national security and interfering in domestic governance. China’s latest barb is among the country’s most novel – a video spoof mocking MI5, British intelligence and spies like ‘James Pond’. The James Bond spoof was broadcast on China’s Xin Hua News Agency, and can also be […]

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, NFTs and China’s Metaverse

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, NFTs and China’s Metaverse

Over the past twelve months, there has been a surge of interest and investment in blockchain, cryptocurrencies, Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse. Cryptocurrency prices have reached new highs, NFTs have been auctioned at Christies and Facebook’s parent company has renamed ‘Meta’. China with its vast technology sector is well positioned to benefit from increased investment in these areas but the country’s vision for cryptocurrencies […]

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Is Cantonese a language or a dialect?

Is Cantonese a language or a dialect?

‘Is Cantonese a language or a dialect?’ If you ask, ‘Is Cantonese a language or a dialect?’ to a group of people in China, you are guaranteed to get a variety of responses and often a heated debate. Some will argue that Mandarin is the official language of China and Cantonese is a regional dialect while others will insist that Cantonese is a language in its […]

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Chinese tennis star disappears after accusing former vice premier of sexual assault

Chinese tennis star disappears after accusing former vice premier of sexual assault

One of China’s biggest sporting stars, Peng Shuai, has disappeared after making sexual assault allegations against the country’s former vice premier

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