Before compiling the book, the author organized a survey among 179 foreign students with intermediate level in Chinese to find out their interest in newspapers. The topics on the list include finding job, traveling and network issues, these then become main topics in the book. All the articles chosen for the book were published on Chinese newspapers or website during the period of 2002 to 2004 and the choice of topics takes into consideration of common interest, update, universal values and stability. The articles are of reasonable difficulty with explicit language points and practical usefulness. The new words and phrases for each article have three translations in English, Japanese and Korean to make sure that the learners mastering different native languages can understand the articles completely and thoroughly.
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