Advanced Chinese News Reading Course is a news reading textbook for undergraduates or advanced students majoring in Chinese who have mastered more than 5,000 words, and also for self-taught learners with the equivalent Chinese proficiency. This set of textbooks aims to cultivate learners’ ability to read Chinese news, so that they can obtain all kinds of information from Chinese news to meet their needs in study, life or work.
This set of textbooks consists of two volumes, each including 10 lessons. Based on the news themes, it has such topics as language and characters, mobile payment, traditional culture, women’s status, “One Belt and One Road”, climate change, living consumption, overseas returnees, “post-90s generation”, rural migrant workers, reading classics, university students’ employment, leisure sports, transportation in China, made in China, artificial intelligence, provide for the aged, sense of happiness, attitudes towards marriage and love, etc., endeavoring to reflect contemporary China in all directions and at all levels. In terms of the content, this set of news reading textbooks focuses on the combination of language skills and China’s national conditions; in terms of the training of skills, it emphasizes the combination of intensive reading and extensive reading. To reconcile the natural contradiction between the stability of textbooks and the timeliness of news, this set of textbooks has specially designed the “Extended Reading” section, which provides teachers with a certain degree of freedom. They can replace articles with the current ones according to their teaching needs, thus keeping pace with the times.