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English in China: some thoughts after the Beijing Olympics

Fong, Tsz


Institutional and learners' discourses about English and the implications for �China English�. China's politics and international relations with Western powers have historically determined the role and status of the English language in China (Adamson, 2004). Following the country's Open Door Policy in the 1970s, the entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Beijing Olympics, English, once considered a barbaric language, has been enjoying unprecedented popularity. The seven years...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: English Today
DOI: 10.1017/S0266078409000078


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