China Policy Institute Blog

Xikou, Zhejiang and Chiang Kai-shek

by Jeremy Taylor. Over the summer, I had the good fortune to participate in a conference jointly organised by the History Department at Zhejiang University and the Historical Society for Twentieth Century China. The conference was held in Hangzhou, but for one day, it decanted to the nearby town of Xikou, the birthplace of Chiang …

The BBC Mispronunciation of the Chinese Language – Just Not Cricket!

By Mike Bastin. With Wimbledon now in full flow once again and the world’s sporting eyes firmly fixed on every shot played, is it not also noteworthy to witness another Chinese sports star compete successfully on the world stage? I refer to Zheng Jie who only a few days ago ran Serena Williams so close …