Utilizing the Effects of the Fulbright Program in Contemporary China: Motivational Elements in Chinese Scholars' Post-Fulbright Life
Meirong FU, Xin ZHAO
Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
The expansion of the Fulbright Program in China since 2004 represents a larger pool of Chinese intellectuals who have been enlightened in America and are expected to put their enhanced human capital to good use back home. While the Chinese scholars generally perceive the professional and personal effects of their Fulbright experience as tremendous, they have significantly underutilized these effects, largely due to political and cultural constraints within China. ....

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The Application of Internet in ELT in Mainland China
Lichun PAN
East China University of Political Science and Law, China
Compared to the beginning of the century, nowadays the Internet has been widely applied in ELT in mainland China. The main advantages of using the Internet in language classrooms are the follows: it can improve students' writing skills and reading skills, it helps students to build up vocabulary and motivate students, and it will achieve cross-cultural understanding and learner autonomy. ....

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Negotiating Participation in the Local English-speaking Community: A Case Study of Chinese Learners in Britain
Feng GAO
Beijing International Studies University, China
This article reports on a qualitative multiple case study that explored six Chinese learners' experiences of negotiating participation in the local English-speaking community in Britain. Drawing on a variety of sources (ethnographic observations, informal conversations and narrative interviews), the analysis focuses on the opportunities that this group of Chinese learners have gained to interact with local British outside the language classroom, the obstacles that constrain their interaction, and the language teachers' roles in assisting their participation in the local English-speaking community. ....

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Exploration of New Tax System in China: Research on Macro Tax Burden Restrained by Sustainable Development Promoting Economic Transformation and Upgrading Based on "Three Gap" Model
Hejie ZHANG, Chufan SHI
Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Recent years have witnessed increasingly heavy pressure for China¡¯s economy to promote the transformation and upgrading of economy. The structure of paper is as follows. First is an introduction. Second is a roundup of literature. Third is the idea of exploration of new tax system in China. ....

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China-Africa Dispute Settlement: Logic Reading for Choosing Arbitration
ZHU Weidong
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
The establishment of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in 2000 has witnessed the rapid growth of China-Africa business relations. For example, when the FOCAC was established in 2000, the trade volume between both sides reached over USD 10 billion, which was only USD one billion in 1980. In less than 10 years the trade volume between both sides has reached over USD 100 billion in 2008.....

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