English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> China
UPDATED: 10:39, February 25, 2006
Chinese army sets up first Mandarin Chinese training center
font size    

A training center of Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua) established at the Nanjing Academy of Politics has become the first facility of its kind in the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).

The center is expected to play a positive role in popularizing Mandarin Chinese among army officers and soldiers, said Professor Lin Ling with the PLA Nanjing Academy of Politics, which is based in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, East China.

The different dialects of officers and soldiers have caused communication difficulties within the army and in exchanges with civilians, Lin said.

The professor is the chief editor of a special manual for teaching Mandarin Chinese to the armed forces.

In 1994, a nationwide training and testing center of Mandarin Chinese was launched for civilians. The PLA Nanjing Academy of Politics began its pilot training and testing of Putonghua, on a small scale, in 2004.

Source: Xinhua

Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this

- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News

Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved