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Post time 2007-7-17 18:30:48 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tradervic at 2007-7-17 01:41
Trust me, the lexicon I am using is not found on the TOEFL.  You are going to find that the TOEFL and proper english classes around the world have a hard time trying to list the many, many slan ...


I'm just thinking that maybe I need TOEFL to apply for Fulbright?
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Post time 2007-7-17 18:33:28 |Display all floors
Originally posted by northwest at 2007-7-17 18:27


The problem is I closed my windows permanently using sellotape, to prevent the dust flying in.

I used to throw eggs near where they make noise, to show that I'm angry. But now... maybe have  ...


Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.

I remember when I was studying abroad. I was living on the top floor of a building with other students. For the first week some one next door used to come in about 2 or 3 am and started making a lot of noise, playing music and so on. this went on for a few days.

I went and bought a heavy metal CD with the worst noise on earth. Before I went out for the day, I turned my speakers towards his wall and put it on about 3/4 volume. I also turned my TV on very loudly just to add to the cacophony.

Then I just left the building and returned in the evening. I don't think that he got any sleep that morning.

I never had any trouble since.

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Post time 2007-7-17 20:00:59 |Display all floors
Originally posted by changabula at 2007-7-17 18:33

Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.

I remember when I was studying abroad. I was living on the top floor of a building with other students. For the first week some one next door used ...


This is creative, a valuable suggestion.
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Post time 2007-7-17 20:10:46 |Display all floors
Originally posted by northwest at 2007-7-17 04:30


I'm just thinking that maybe I need TOEFL to apply for Fulbright?


American Center for Educational Exchange
Jinggiang Center, Suite 2801, Box 84
Hu Jia Lou, Chao Yang District
Beijing 100020
China

or http://China.usembassy.gov/fulbright_program.html

For Complete Information on the what you need to know to apply.  As for the Test of English as a Foreign Language, it cannot hurt to get the basic level of english mastered - so that you will have a better understanding of the language when you are introduced to slang and other terms.
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Post time 2007-7-17 21:21:57 |Display all floors
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Post time 2007-7-17 21:45:06 |Display all floors
"Made in China": turning challenge into opportunity       
15:11, July 17, 2007


In recent days the international media have been boiling with news of quality problems in products "made in China," on which words like "poisonous toothpaste," "shoddy tires", "lead toys," and "aquatic products containing anti-bacteria agents" popped up frequently.

The reasons behind a credit crisis befalling Chinese products, this time, are complicated. For example, those who stirred up a "china threat" in recent years have taken this opportunity for a malicious attack. In addition, some western countries have raised their product standards. However, what consumers are most concerned with has always been the quality of products "made in China;" their lives have been caught up in the fast expansion of Chinese products. Wasn't there an American journalist who tried a life without Chinese commodities? Her experiment failed after one year, and her conclusion was: such a life is difficult to maintain.

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Currently China exports over ten thousand types of commodities. Among such a multitude of goods, each deal is made after careful discussion between exporters and importers on qualifications, quality and other aspects. Therefore one is justified in saying that products exported from China live up to standards of importers and their states, as well as pass legal examination. Chinese products are generally recognized and accepted by sellers and consumers of importing countries. Problems with a few products should not significantly affect Chinese exports.

Manufacturing is crucial for a rising, developing nation like China. Manufacturing represents the country's hard strength and simultaneously determines China's international image.

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Post time 2007-7-17 23:50:52 |Display all floors

An Interesting Article about the Issues

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world ... /1184559704068.html

Party is killing reform, says top Chinese journal
Email Print Normal font Large font Mary-Anne Toy in Beijing
July 17, 2007

IN SCATHING criticism of the Communist Partys attempts to reinvent itself and win back public trust eroded by corruption and social injustice, an influential journal has said the party has not only allowed reforms to wither but severely regress over the past 18 years.

A cover story written by a provincial party school professor in this months Yanhuang Chunqiu says the former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping had intended political reforms as well as the market reforms that have transformed China into a world powerhouse.

The author, Wu Min from the Shanxi Provincial Party School, blamed the partys failure to implement greater democratisation for the unprecedented levels of official corruption, inequality and social unrest.

He warned that the excessive concentration of power in the party and its failure to separate itself from government could spell its downfall, citing the example of the Russian Communist Party and the KMT (Chinas former nationalist government ousted by the Communist Party in 1949).

The infinite postponing of Dengs political-reform blueprint has resulted in grave consequences, the article
said. Checks and balances of power are alarmingly lacking … the status quo should not be continued any more.

Professor Wu argues that reforms had stalled since the 1989 political turmoil, referring to the crushing of the Tiananmen Square democracy protests, also ordered by Deng.

Li Fan, the director of The World and China Institute, said that with the Communist Party preparing for the 17th Party Congress to be held later this year, it was not unusual to see a liberalisation of debate in the lead-up, but everyone is very careful not to step out of the circle, especially on topics of ideology.

Party congresses, held every five years, are among the most important political events in China. The President, Hu Jintao, who is due to retire in 2012, is expected to lay the groundwork for his succession.

The Beijing-based journal is published by a former director of the central governments General Administration of Press and Publications, Du Daozheng, and includes veteran cadres on its staff. It caused a stir in February when it published an essay by an academic, Xie Tao, arguing that the only way for the party to survive was to adopt Western European-style democratic socialism.

Hu Xingdou, a professor of economics at the Beijing Institute of Technology, said the articles did not necessarily reflect the party thinking. Yanhuang Chunqiu, supported by party veterans, is only playing a role of anger-outlet, and very few magazines are allowed to express such liberal political point of view, he said.
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