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D.C. Area Readying For Chinese New Year

The Washington region is getting ready to celebrate Chinese New Year.


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Precious Panda Cub: National Zoo Visitors Must Wait A Bit Longer To See Bao Bao In Person

The Smithsonian National Zoo’s prize panda cub officially has a name. The announcement was made on a monumental day in Chinese tradition for the cub.


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Mellon Gives Smithsonian $1M For Chinese Paintings

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is awarding the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries a $1 million grant to help conserve Chinese paintings.



New Program In Anne Arundel County Increases Language Learning Options

With the rise of China and the continuance of conflicts in the Middle East, the United States realized it didn’t have enough U.S. born speakers of Arabic or Chinese.


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Univ. Of Maryland, Beijing University Partner On Climate Change

The University of Maryland says it is partnering with a Chinese university to track climate change.


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Chinese Exchange Students Help Prepare Md. Students For Trip To China

It’s a trip of a lifetime. Fifty-four Baltimore area students are heading to China next month. But before they go they’ll have a rare chance to find out exactly what it will be like.



Md. School Is Latest To Add Chinese

The lesson last week in Room 13 at Paint Branch Elementary School was part of a new effort to teach students Chinese language and culture throughout the day. The College Park school is believed to be the fourth public school in the Washington area to provide a Chinese immersion program. Many others, especially at the secondary level, have begun to offer Chinese courses in recognition of the economic and cultural importance of the world’s most populous nation.


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Baltimore Students Head To China

You may be surprised to learn that at least two high schools in Baltimore City are teaching Chinese as a foreign language.


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Chinese Company To Open U.S. Operation In Md.

One of China’s leading biopharmaceutical companies plans to invest $40 million in a new U.S. operation in Montgomery County.


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Md. Breeders Like China Racehorse Deal

Some Maryland racehorse breeders say a growing Chinese interest in imported thoroughbreds could help boost their struggling industry.