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Sara Lynn Hua

Sara Lynn Hua is a contributing writer and editor for TutorABC Chinese. She grew up in Beijing, before going to the University of Southern California (USC) to get her degree in Social Sciences and Psychology.
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John Cena Speaks Mandarin, Helps WWE Sign China Deal

Sara Lynn Hua | June 18, 2016

 In 2014, Mark Zuckerberg stunned the world by holding a Q&A at Tsinghua University almost entirely in Mandarin Chinese.  Well, John Cena has also stepped up to the challenge – by holding a press conference entirely in Mandarin Chinese. 

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Former USC Football Players To Bring American Football To China

Sara Lynn Hua | June 15, 2016

Image and info via USC News.

Chris Barrett and Joseph Krassenstein, two former USC Trojans football players, are piloting a summer football camp for youths in China. The camp will focus on on-field football training and lessons in English.

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7 Chinese Phrases For Business To Make You Sound Humble

Sara Lynn Hua | March 25, 2016

 In the Chinese corporate world, there is a large focus on business etiquette. The intricacies of business etiquette involve handing over (and receiving) a business card with two hands, lowering a wine glass when you toast a superior, among others.

If you aren’t fluent in Chinese, the language barrier may affect your communication. Messages may get misinterpreted, and end up widening the cultural gap between you and your colleagues. To avoid this, we’ve compiled a list of short phrases to guarantee your success in making a good impression!
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Why Learning Chinese Is The Next Big Thing

Sara Lynn Hua | October 22, 2015

What is the next big thing? For a while, it was conducting business online. In the last few years, wearable tech has become more commonplace. Our CEO recently said that the “Internet’s destiny is education,” foreseeing a push for more e-learning. So now, we bring you the next big thing: Learning Chinese.

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Will Learning Chinese Give You Job Security?

Sara Lynn Hua | October 01, 2015

The short answer is, no – nothing will.

However, being able to speak Mandarin will give you a leg up in the job market. China’s economy is still growing quickly, despite “Doomsday” predictions that this trend will peak and drop.

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The Anatomy Of A Chinese Business Letter

Sara Lynn Hua | September 30, 2015

The Chinese language is a tricky thing to grasp. In the Chinese business world, we’re also very particular about “礼仪” (lǐ yí), also known as “etiquette.” That means that formal letters need to have the correct salutations and wording. Not to fear, we’re here to help!

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