Issue No. 226 | Aug. 13, 2021
Strengthening American capacity for effective engagement
俗语 from Xi Jinping's Speeches
zì lì zì qiáng

Meaning: to be self-reliant 

Original: "要推进高水平科技自立自强,加快关键核心技术攻关,加快战略性、前沿性、颠覆性技术发展,发挥科技创新对我军建设战略支撑作用。"

Translation: "It is necessary to promote high-level scientific and technological self-reliance, accelerate research on key core technologies, accelerate the development of strategic, cutting-edge, and disruptive technologies, and give full play to the strategic supporting role of technological innovation in the construction of our military."

Source: 习近平在中共中央政治局第三十二次集体学习时强调坚定决心意志 埋头苦干实干, 确保如期实现建军一百年奋斗目标,2021年08月01日
This week we're highlighting an interesting Chinese-language article about something we all may have been missing this past year: a social life.

陈纯:我在深圳的社交生活 is a first-person account written by a scholar in Shenzhen about his social circle. The article is thoughtfully written, relatable, and provides interesting insights for those who are patient enough to read it.


Watch & Listen
Check out this episode of 时事大家谈 from August 5:"双减"政策出炉 私营教育成了打黑对象? The episode discusses a new batch of regulations that are changing the course of China's private tutoring industry, including restricting off-campus tutoring and banning foreign tutors from virtual platforms like VIPKid.

The 30-minute episode description is as follows:

Job & Internship Opportunities
The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking a Research Associate, Asia Studies with near fluency in Mandarin Chinese to track both English and Chinese-language news and data sources on Chinese domestic and foreign policy, including economic, political, security, environmental, and other issues..

China Labor Watch is hiring for a Program Assistant with Chinese-language skills.

Albright Stonebridge Group is seeking interns for the fall 2021 semester with knowledge of Africa, the Americas, China, Europe, East Asia & Pacific, South Asia, Health and Life Sciences/Global Health Solutions, Corporate Sustainability, Team Madeleine Albright, and Business Development.
Support the American Mandarin Society!

If you appreciate the effort we put into organizing Chinese-language policy events, providing robust language and policy resources on our website, and the kind of content you see in this newsletter, please consider supporting us with a tax-deductible contribution--every bit helps!

The American Mandarin Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Copyright © 2021 All Rights Reserved