Friday, January 31, 2014

Asians Usher In Lunar New Year




VOAVideo: Asians Usher In Lunar New Year

People in many Asian countries as well as Asian communities elsewhere in the world are marking the start of a new lunar year with family gatherings, fireworks and street parties. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chinese Head Home to Celebrate Lunar New Year



VOAVideo: Chinese Head Home to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Hundreds of millions of Chinese are making their way home this week to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday. VOA's Beijing Bureau talks with some who are choosing to carpool, cramming themselves into cars sometimes with complete strangers and traveling thousands of kilometers across the country.

Friday, December 27, 2013

US Re-balance to Asia Overshadowed by Tensions with China



VOAVideo: US Re-balance to Asia Overshadowed by Tensions with China

The U.S. moved to pivot military, diplomatic and economic resources toward Asia in 2013, but the policy was sidetracked by bickering among allies and an increasingly assertive China. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Seoul.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

China's City of Entrepreneurs Waits for Deeper Reforms



VOAVideo: China's City of Entrepreneurs Waits for Deeper Reforms

Businessmen and women from China's eastern coastal city of Wenzhou have long had a reputation of being financial risk-takers in search of the next big business opportunity. But after the city was hit with an economic crisis two years ago as bad loans ballooned, the government began experimenting with financial reforms. VOA's Bill Ide visited Wenzhou for a look at how the reforms are working.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas is Big Business for Xitan, China's 'Christmas Village'



VOAVideo: Christmas is Big Business for Xitan, China's 'Christmas Village'

holiday, but this year -- no public celebrations. VOA's Bill Ide visited the place where Christmas ornaments remain big business, even though the holiday itself has been a source of controversy.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

ESL Podcast 948 – Listening to Motivational Speakers

ESL Podcast 948 – Listening to Motivational Speakers 

Get motivated to listen to a motivational speaker in this episode about listening to a motivational speaker who motivates people to listen to motivational speakers. 
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Speaking More than One Language Could Delay Dementia



VOA Learning English: Speaking More than One Language Could Delay Dementia

In fact, researchers say speaking two languages appears to be more important than education in defending against several kinds of dementias.