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Craze for Chinese culture in US

01-18-2011 09:25 BJT

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With China's increasing participation in global events like the Beijing Summer Olympics and the Shanghai World Expo, the influence of Chinese culture can be seen worldwide. In recent years more and more Chinese have visited the United States studying and touring, and the cultural exchanges are benefiting the two peoples and strengthening friendly ties.

Children from China joined their American counterparts in Washington, D.C., the United States capital, for a showcase of Chinese calligraphy and martial arts.

Chinese fever in the world


Mouth-watering Chinese traditional foods were on hand to satisfy the taste buds of curious visitors.

Restaurant Owner in US, said, Re"More and more Americans can use Chinese chopsticks perfectly. I think restaurants of Chinese foods in the United States not only provide Chinese delicacies, but also a platform of promoting Chinese culture."

The frequent cultural exchanges have also triggered a craze for Chinese language in the United States. The result is an average of 14 Confucius Institutes being established every year in the country for the past five years. Learning the Chinese language is not only just a fad, but also something practical and useful.

The frequent cultural exchanges have also triggered a craze for Chinese language
in the United States.(File photo)

Apart from Confucius Institutes established in the United States, more than 800 primary schools in the country are offering courses on the Chinese language, which have attracted over 140,000 participants. Some colleges and universities in the States have even begun making Chinese language courses a compulsory subject for their students.

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