[EDLING:804] Proposed Legislation: Learning of Chinese Language and Culture

Francis M Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Fri May 6 13:22:01 UTC 2005

By way of the ILR list...

> Senators Lieberman (D-CT) and Alexander (R-TN) plan to introduce the United
> States-China Cultural Engagement Act on Friday May 13, 2005 at a 10am press
> conference in Room SC-6 of the Capitol.
> The legislation provides for Chinese language instruction in American
> schools. It authorizes an increase of American consular activity supporting
> American commercial activity in China and provides for physical and virtual
> exchanges among a broad spectrum of individuals in the two nations.
> NPR Morning Edition aired a segment today on the growth of Chinese language
> popularity in the United States.  The piece is available at the following
> URL:
> http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4628444
> <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4628444>
> A short article on the same issue appeared in the most recent Newsweek
> magazine:
> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7693591/site/newsweek/
> <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7693591/site/newsweek/>

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