Mandarin proves a winner in English schools

Year 7 students in the Mandarin Excellence Programme attend a study day at the University College London. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) Mandarin classes in secondary schools in England over the past five years have proved so popular that the numbers of students studying the language are on course to...

Italy coalition talks carry on in race to avoid vote

Italy's Senate, the upper house of parliament, stands during Giuseppe Conte, Italy's prime minister's debate in Rome, Italy, Jan 19, 2021. (ALESSANDRA BENEDETTI / CORBIS / BLOOMBERG) Talks aimed at building support for a new Italian government will continue, after consultations over the weekend failed to produce an agreement on...