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link @: learning english with voa news: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

 

As the news reported that;

Reports from China say arrests of foreign teachers across the country are up sharply this year. That information

comes from lawyers, schools and teachers. They also report a jump in foreign teachers forced to leave the country.

Chinese deportations of foreign teachers have increased this year.

The lawyers, schools, and teachers say the arrests and deportations are part of a larger campaign. They say it

combines new police measures with the government’s push for a “cleaner,” more patriotic education system.

It's a wonder. Why China necessary to arrest foreign teachers and deportation later? This case differs from Thailand

that frees the foreign teacher but rather needs.

Moreover, let's know the meaning of patriotic education system below;

Patriotism or national pride is the feeling of love, devotion and sense of attachment to a homeland and alliance

with other citizens who share the same sentiment. This attachment can be a combination of many different feelings

relating to one's own homeland, including ethnic, cultural, political or historical aspects.

Patriotism - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriotism

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Chinese Officials Taking Action Against Foreign Teachers

August 20, 2019

A sign is seen outside an English language school in Beijing, China, July 31, 2019.
A sign is seen outside an English language school in Beijing, China, July 31, 2019.
 
Chinese Officials Taking Action Against Foreign Teachers
 

Reports from China say arrests of foreign teachers across the country are up sharply this year. That information comes from lawyers, schools and teachers. They also report a jump in foreign teachers forced to leave the country. Chinese deportations of foreign teachers have increased this year.

The lawyers, schools, and teachers say the arrests and deportations are part of a larger campaign. They say it combines new police measures with the government’s push for a “cleaner,” more patriotic education system.

Four law offices say requests for representation involving foreign teachers rose in the past six months by between four and 10 times the normal number. The four-spoke with the Reuters news agency.

Teachers and school officials confirmed that arrests and temporary detentions for minor crimes had become more common.

Switzerland-based Education First (EF) operates 300 schools in 50 cities across China. EF reportedly has noted a "significant" increase in detentions in China for suspected crimes, including drugs, fighting and cybersecurity violations. This claim comes from a June 27 notice sent to employees and seen by Reuters.

The notice said that EF workers had been "picked up by police at their home and work as well as in bars and nightclubs and have been questioned and brought in for drug testing." It added that the school had received warnings from embassies about the rise in arrests.

A spokesperson for EF refused to comment on details of the notices, but said the company values its close ties with Chinese officials.

An international school in Beijing and a teaching agency in Shanghai separately confirmed to Reuters that arrests had risen sharply.

There is a lot of pressure for them to keep things clean, said Peter Pang, a lawyer at the IPO Pang Xingpu Law Firm in Shanghai, which represents foreign teachers.

“It's all part of (President) Xi Jinping's idea to make sure that China can show a good face for the rest of the world," he said.

Reuters reported last week that Chinese government agencies failed to answer its requests for comment.

China had about 400,000 foreign citizens working in its education industry in 2017, the last year for which official numbers are available. They are employed in schools, colleges and language centers.

Men ride a scooter past a poster showing Chinese President Xi Jinping on the side of a school building in Henan province, China February 22, 2019.
Men ride a scooter past a poster showing Chinese President Xi Jinping on the side of a school building in Henan province, China February 22, 2019.

​Last September, China launched a wide-reaching campaign to remove foreign influences from education. It includes efforts to ban foreign history classes, make self-taught material illegal, and change textbooks to center on Communist Party ideology.

The Chinese effort is designed to support "patriotism" and "core socialist values,” and show a "love for the motherland," the education ministry said at the time.

Many of the cases involving foreign teachers are linked to new and better drug-testing measures, including ones that can find drug use over a longer time. Lawyers said there have been surprise inspections at teacher's homes and workplaces.

Three former teachers from two schools in Beijing and Shanghai were detained for 10 to 30 days before being deported this year. The former teachers said that Chinese officials drug-tested teachers more than once within weeks of arrival and carried out extensive questioning. One of the three said urine tests showed no evidence of drugs, but another test found the drug cannabis in his hair. The teacher, an American, denies using drugs in China.

Hair tests can identify cannabis for up to 90 days. This means that teachers who come from countries where the drug is legal can be arrested and deported even if they do not use the drug in China.

Dan Harris is the Seattle-based managing partner of the law office Harris Bricken. It noted a sharp rise in case requests involving foreign teachers beginning earlier this year.

"What has changed is that many government officials think that kicking out Western influences like English teachers is doing the Party's work, and the schools are taking advantage of it," he said.

Harris now advises foreigners against teaching in China. "The risks of going to China to teach far outweigh the rewards."

I'm Bryan Lynn,

And I’m Anne Ball.

The Reuters News Agency wrote this story. Anne Ball adapted it for Learning English. George Grow was the editor.

Have you taught in China, or do you know someone who has? What do you think of this story? Write to us in the comments section below.

Editor's Note: EF Education First provides Learning English with the Take the VOA English Challenge test.

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Words in This Story

patriotic – adj. having or showing great love and support for your country : having or showing patriotism

significant – adj. large enough to be noticed or have an effect

cybersecurity – n. the state of protection against criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data

pick up – v. going somewhere to get a person or thing that you then take to another place

nightclub – n. a place that is open at night, has music, dancing, or a show, and usually serves alcoholic drinks and food

core – n. the central part of something

urine – n. waste liquid that collects in the bladder before leaving the body

kick out – v. to force (someone) to leave a place, group, school

advantage – n. to use (something, such as an opportunity) in a way that helps you : to make good use of (something)

reward – n. money or another kind of payment that is given or received for something that has been done or that is offered for something that might be done

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6 Minute English

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Evolution and anxiety

EPISODE 190502 / 02 MAY 2019

Introduction

Can anxiety be a good thing? The psychiatrist Randolph Nesse suggests that anxiety is a result of natural selection. This is the principle of evolution whereby random changes in the biology of a living thing can make it more likely to survive in a particular environment. Rob and Neil discuss mental health and teach you related vocabulary.

This week's question

Charles Darwin is famous for describing evolution by natural selection. What was the name of the ship he travelled on when he made his discoveries? Was it:

a) HMS Beagle

b) HMS Badger 

c) HMS Bear?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary

anxiety
a feeling of worry and fear  

natural selection
a principle of evolution when random changes in an organism’s biology may lead it to being more successful in its environment

to shape
to have an important impact on the way something develops 

to cope with
to manage a difficult situation 

life-threatening
possibly causing death 

to go off (talking about an alarm)
starts making its warning noise

Transcript 

Note: This is not a word for word transcript 

Rob
Hello. This is 6 Minute English I'm Rob. 

Neil
And I'm Neil. 

Rob
Do you ever experience anxiety, Neil? 

Neil
Anxiety

Rob
Yes, you know, a feeling of being really worried or nervous without any real reason. 

Neil
Well not really, but I know for some people it can be quite a serious problem. 

Rob
Well, anxiety may be a result of natural selection

Neil
Natural selection? You mean, the principle behind evolution? 

Rob
Yes. The idea that life on this planet has developed as a result of random changes in biology over many many years. 

Neil
So why have anxiety, that seems like a negative rather than a positive thing to develop? 

Rob
Well, we’ll find out more in this programme, but before we do, a quiz. Charles Darwin is famous for describing evolution by natural selection. What was the name of the ship he travelled on when he made his discoveries? Was it:
a) HMS Beagle
b) HMS Badger, or
c) HMS Bear? 
What do you think, Neil? 

Neil
Well I’m pretty sure I know this one, so I’m not going to give away the answer just yet. 

Rob
Well, you can let me know at the end of the programme, before I give the answer. Right, Dr Randolph Nesse is a doctor and psychologist. He has written a lot about how evolution has an impact on our mental condition, particularly anxiety. Recently he spoke on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Start the Week’ programme about this topic. Listen out for the answer to this question. How long did he treat patients at the University of Michigan for? 

Dr Randolph Nesse
Natural selection
 has shaped all organisms to have special states to cope with certain kinds of circumstances.  I treated patients with anxiety disorders for 40 years at the University of Michigan. It was only half way through that I started realising that anxiety is there for a good reason.   

Rob
So Neil, how long did he treat patients for at the University of Michigan? 

Neil
He says that he did that for 40 years, but it was only after about 20 years or so that he realised that we suffer from anxiety for a good reason. 

Rob
We’ll find out that reason shortly but first he said that natural selection has shaped all organisms. This means that we are the result of natural selection. It has made us what we are. 

Neil
And it has made us able to cope with different situations. To cope with means being able to deal with, being able to manage a difficult situation. 

Rob
And anxiety, if it’s not too great, is a way of dealing with particular situations. Let's hear from Dr Nesse again. 

Dr Randolph Nesse
Natural selection has shaped all organisms to have special states to cope with certain kinds of circumstances. I treated patients with anxiety disorders for 40 years at the University of Michigan. It was only half way through that I started realising that anxiety is there for a good reason.   

Rob
So why is anxiety a necessary thing, why is it something that, within reason, is not a bad emotion. Here’s Dr Nesse talking about his patients who suffer from too much anxiety

Dr Randolph Nesse
What you’re having is a normal kind of emergency response which is great in life-threatening situations but for you it’s a false alarm like a smoke detector going off when you burn the toast. And after that many of my patients said – ‘Oh, that makes perfect sense, I think I won’t need your help after all, doctor'. 

Rob
So what is anxiety

Neil
Well, it’s your body reacting to danger, like an emergency response, a warning. In really dangerous situations, which could harm you or even kill you, which Dr Nesse describes as life-threatening situations, it’s a useful response to warn you to take action or to prepare for action. 

Rob
But some people experience anxiety when there is no real danger. It’s a false alarm, like when you burn the toast and the smoke detector alarm starts or as he says, goes off!  And he says that some patients can feel less worried after that, when they realise anxiety is a natural thing Let’s hear from Dr Nesse again. 

Dr Randolph Nesse
What you’re having is a normal kind of emergency response which is great in life-threatening situations but for you it’s a false alarm like a smoke detector going off when you burn the toast. And after that many of my patients said – ‘Oh, that makes perfect sense, I think I won’t need your help after all, doctor'. 

Rob
Time now to review today’s vocabulary, but first, let’s have the answer to the quiz question. What was the name of the ship Charles Darwin travelled on when he made his discoveries about evolution? Was it:
a) HMS Beagle
b) HMS Badger, or
c) HMS Bear?
What do you think, Neil? 

Neil
Well, I’m pretty sure it’s HMS Beagle. 

Rob
Well, you are right. Charles Darwin travelled on HMS Beagle. Congratulations if you also knew that. Now, on with today’s vocabulary. We were talking about anxiety, a feeling of being worried or scared, a feeling that something isn’t quite right. 

Neil
Dr Nesse suggests that anxiety is a result of natural selection. This is the principle of evolution whereby random changes in the biology of a living thing can make it more likely to survive in a particular environment. 

Rob
These changes shape the living thing. They make it what it is. They help it to cope with different situations. Which means that they help it manage or deal with those situations. 

Neil
life-threatening situation is a very dangerous situation which could cause serious injury or even death. 

Rob
And finally there was the phrasal verb to go off. For example, if an alarm goes off, it means that starts making a loud noise as a warning. Right, before any alarms start to go off here, we need to wrap up. That’s all from us today, do join us again next time. Until then, you can find us online, on social media and on our app. Look out for bbc learning english. Bye for now. 

Neil
Goodbye!

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Prayut calls on everybody to join the fight against plastic

Aug 20. 2019
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Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on August 20 called on all Thais to help the government achieve its goal of keeping the seas clean of plastic after eight-month-old rescued dugong Mariam died after having consumed eight pieces of plastic.
 
Referring to another dugong pup, Jameel, under the care of authorities, Prayut said: “[Yameel] must not die, cannot die”, as he urged officials and volunteers to do their best to protect it. 

“I regret not having visited Mariam as I heard her condition [after being washed ashore in late April] was improving, but then she fell sick,” he said. “It’s a real pity that Mariam’s stomach was found filled with plastic, which is the kind of garbage that takes 450 years to disintegrate.” 

The premier spoke when Natural Resources Minister Warawuth Silpa-archa and director-general of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Jatuporn Burutpat led officials to Government House to meet Prayut and provide him with information about the upcoming “reduce, refrain and stop the use of plastic to protect marine life” campaign. 

A team comprising members of the National Marine Resource Committee is also preparing a proposal for the Cabinet’s consideration about reducing the dugong death rate by 20 to 45 per cent and boosting its population by at least 50 per cent in the next decade. Currently, there are only 250 dugongs surviving in Thailand.

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Mineral resources used for construction to be evaluated

Aug 21. 2019

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By The Nation

Wisanu Tabtieng, director-general at the Department Primary Industries and Mines (DPIM), said available mineral resources are being evaluated to see if they can support the five mega-projects in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), namely the high-speed rail link to three airports, development of the Laem Chabang industrial port, development of the U-tapao Airport, the EEC airport project and new development projects in the capital. 

 

Officials will propose a draft proposal next year once they complete a precise study on the construction materials required in the EEC area. The study is expected to cost Bt50 million and will come up with an estimation on the minerals and limestone required in each project. The study will especially focus on the airport rail link, because it is expected to use premium-grade stones like basalt and granite. 

The officials have roughly estimated that construction minerals from three provinces should be enough to cover all projects, though there may be some extra requirement for stones.

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FINISHED
 
August 21, 2019
 
 


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