Mandarin is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China. The group includes the Beijing dialect, the basis of Standard Mandarin or Standard Chinese. Because Mandarin originated in North China and most Mandarin dialects are found in the north, the group is sometimes referred to as the Northern dialects. Many local Mandarin varieties are not mutually intelligible. Nevertheless, Mandarin is often placed first in lists of languages by number of native speakers.
As China ramps up the trade battle rhetoric, businesses in the import/export hub of Zhengzhou are feeling the pain of ongoing tensions with the U.S. - where, as Pascale Davies reports, the likelihood..
Global equities fell on Monday after their worst week of 2019, as hopes of an imminent U.S.-China trade deal were crushed and neither side showed a willingness to budge, raising fears of a fresh round..
President Donald Trump applied more pressure ahead of make-or-break trade talks with China, saying he has authorized new or higher tariffs on $325 billion of Chinese imports. Conway G. Gittens reports.