A recent publication "Multilingual Sydney" from Macquarie University led by Dr Alice Chik has highlighted the ethnic diversity and multi-culturalism in Sydney. The number of people speaking Mandarin in Sydney has increased by 71 per cent between 2011 and 2016. Co-editor of the book Dr Robyn Moloney said the research showed that "the NSW Department … Continue reading Mandarin is now the most common language on Sydney streets after English!
Why is it that there are only 300 Australians from a non-Chinese background who are fluent in Mandarin? Dr Jane Orton shares valuable thoughts on what we could all do to encourage greater learning of Mandarin in schools, universities and for businesses in general. If we aim to build people-to-people links across Asia, to welcome … Continue reading Australia’s lack of Chinese Language Proficiency
The next US-North Korea meeting is scheduled to take place in Vietnam. Not only has it piqued our interest but the Korea-Vietnam relationship is already flourishing. Perhaps due to its female population? Perhaps due to the deep financial and resource links between the two nations. "Ladies in Red make a Bull Case for Vietnam" LinkedIn: … Continue reading Ladies in Red make a Bull Case for Vietnam
What happens when nationality no longer applies?? With the 4th Industrial revolution, remote and mobile-based teams from multiple countries are fast becoming the norm. This demonstrates that we may need to learn and develop new 'soft' skills such as establishing interpersonal relationships and working with people from other cultures. According to a report from the … Continue reading The 5 Trends Shaping the Future of Work
This image is more than just a gesture..., it's about building trust between the two Koreas. Some interesting insights to note: 1. The Pyongyang Agreement is a step towards leading the two Koreas to peace and Mr Kim has agreed to allow International specialists to witness the dismantling of their ballistic missile capabilities (Tongchang-ri facility) … Continue reading Seeing through Kim Jong-un’s K-pop sign