Psychology and Economics  Part 2c

Volker Wegener    ,    11  Mar 2014
Part1 (dominant disciplinary wives, censorship ) ,
Part1a (dominant disciplinary wives,human beauty by charisma, positive affirmations, religion, power, love ) ,
Part1b  ( many  progressive links, social reflections ),
Part1c  (where to get books, progressive English language books, for times of war ) ,
Part 1d  (New: Occupy Wall Street Movement , How does imperialism function? What is the Arab spring?
Part 1e  (progressive) ,
Part 1f  (mixed wrestling - women winning),
Part 1g  NEW: ( the real world of politics and economics: continuation from Part 1d),
Part1h  NEW: ( the real world of politics and economics: continuation from Part 1g),
Part2  (public relations) ,
Part2a  (About me, ideas, love, deep eye contact) ,
Part2b (Which search engines are really  the best? )  ,
Part2c  (the author of this website, China, Chinese language)
Part3 (the most beautiful women on the Internet , campaign money donations ) ,
A political website of mine in German: New: Psychologie und Wirtschaft Teil 1(color revolutions in the Arab world)   ,  Psychologie und Wirtschaft Teil 2    ,  Psychologie und Wirtschaft Teil 3   ,
NEW: Psychologie und Wirtschaft Teil 4  ,
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All (  globalization , neoliberalism , inequality , poverty , social justice , economic justice , progressive , democracy ) .
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You are allowed to put a link to this website on your own website, as networking to be less dependent on search engines.


My Google+  ,
My name is Volker Wegener and I am living in Leverkusen, Germany ( near Koeln, Cologne, or Köln ).
I am a psychologist ( Diplom-Psychologe ) and a sociologist ( Diplom-Soziologe ), individualist , emotional ,

Many Internet social networking websites  ,
Mostly since 2011, Internet social networks seem to be on the decline almost everywhere, perhaps because of the world debt crisis since 2011 and the connected increasing world wide economic and social inequality between the 99% and the 1%.  , it is the main competitor of Facebook; since December 2012, Google+ also does have interest groups called communities;with the Google Chrome browser and Google Translator: webpages and E-Mails can be translated into different languages;  difficult to understand is the Google+ language and the Google+ help, perhaps more people would be active if they understood the Google+ language, someone should rewrite the Google+ help section into an easily understood text),
Orkut(from Google)  (many interest groups, NO NEW friends,  mostly people from India in English, from Brazil) ,!/VolkerWegener  (at start wait some seconds),
babelyou   (for language learners, I am using it since about October 2008) ,
meinVZ   (in German, translation into English may be switched on, very many Germany students and other people, not many people online) ,  (in the Chinese language, since 2011 only very few people still online) ,  ( in different languages, but mostly in Russian. Does it falsely claim another website to have a virus for political reasons?)  (Friendika, a private new system for Internet social networks),  (a new Internet social network in German),   (very good for blogs, without censorhip, but adult articles are not allowed) ,
Netlog  in English (was very good, I am using it since about October 2008, bad: since November 2011 no longer interest groups),
Netlog  in German (since Novermber 2011 no longer interest groups),
_hi5  (not allowed to mention the own website address or any other website address, some may pay high fees per month),
_Zorpia (during year 2010 many people from China, but after 2010 only few people online, links are not allowed in interest groups and are  regarded as unallowed  advertising, so there are only very few groups, users now often are asked for fees e.g. to get the website address of another user. In 2010 I had found more than 300 people from China. Friends are divided into groups of friends. Zorpia does not answer E-Mails, they do no longer allow my Zorpia page to be seen without a Zorpia pass word, search engine access?)
Yahoo! Messenger  (with E-Mail, completely new application in June 2010)  ,
Tencent QQ  ( Messenger with E-Mail, very many people from China, account will be deleted when not used for 3 months) ,
_Wer-kennt-wen or wkw. ( Big change since 21 December 2011: No longer NEW FRIENDS. Waiting time for friend list makes it impossible to find new friends. Only in German, many participants, formerly I had found 2033 (now less than 2000) Internet friends and about 770 groups on wer-kennt-wen, many new friends within click groups, many easily recognized fakes from German adolescents, some of the adolescents threaten others for fun(only in Germany), strong mistrust because others may be fakes or may threaten others, no search engine access)  ,

_ICQ  (the E-mail account is very good, the application for chat does move the other desktop symbols to the wrong places, chat should only be used on the ICQ website) ,
_PerfSpot  (when not visited often enough, the account will be deleted,  Terms &Conditions: 6. Termination  , therefore I have not sent any message and have not made any friend request; in addition since June 2010, it is defective, on my account: since June 2010, it is not possible to write anything into "About me" in which are shown  formatting data which no one is interested in and which cannot be deleted, support is not interested) , 
_MySpace (Why should I be in this?They do not even allow this my own website to mention on MySpace!),
_QQi Personals    (start February 2011: located in China, what is allowed on profiles is by far much more censored than on any other Internet social network I know (like paranoid), my own website is also not allowed to be mentioned, how can people be in such a dull and boring Internet social network, even a regular fee is demanded, matchmaking is done with almost no data, how naive,  good that there are also other Internet social networks, one has to wait for 3 months without using QQi Personals for the account to be deactivated, it is not possible to delete the account.)
_Friendster  (3July 2011, Friendster is no longer an Internet social network, but a computer game website for young people 16+),
CYWORLD    (This English language CYWORLD (-USA) does no longer exist after November 2009) ,
_On 15 April 2010, again another Internet social network has finished forever (the German Internet social network: ShortView) because of a lack of enough participants.
_Windows Live Spaces has finished forever on 16 Mar 2011. They recommend to use blogs of instead.

One of my goals on Internet social networks is, to acquire many NEW friends from all over the world, i.e. people I had NOT known before. I had already done
this before, many thousands of times on worldwide amateur radio.

Bad experience with Facebook:
From the Internet social network Facebook, they informed me, on about 16 Sep 2008, that an administrator of Facebook has deactivated my account, because I had repeated something too often without telling what this repeating was. What I had done before was that during about 10 days I had requested about 50 friend requests.They write for "security reason" they cannot tell the limits when they would deactivate a Facebook account. There is also no personal contact possible to Facebook administrators, as they give their decisions without any answer possibility. A book author writes, that when a user of Facebook befriends too many people, Facebook does deactivate the Facebook account. Facebook writes a user should only bring as friends, people he knows from everyday life; this I do regard as strongly versus the right of privacy and I never would do this. People, I do know from everyday life, I do contact via the telephone. I read that Facebook has deactivated a very large number of  accounts because of befriending too many people ( called banned ). I had 180 Facebook friends. Facebook destroyed these 180 friendships in one day. Whenever anyone talks about Facebook, I do tell them my Facebook story. And I tell them about the many other Internet social networks.
My conclusion:
First: On Facebook one cannot find friends, because one has to ask many people before finding the right persons for friends.
Second: Any writing  in a Facebook group is not worth the effort, because the account can be deactivated at any time.
Third: Original source websites do have a much higher quality.
Besides Facebook, I have found only one other social network which forbids making NEW friends. Anyhow, when someone does not want a friendship, he/she needs only one click on "Ignore" and nothing else. Most people on Facebook from whom  I had requested a friendship, had accepted the friend request of mine.I had 180 Facebook friends. The problem is the Facebook management which refuses people to make friend requests. When there is a bad management, some day it will be replaced. I do know of several Internet social networks which have ceased to exist during the last years.

Very many people principally refuse to have a Facebook account because of misuse of data:  ,

I have found several Internet social networks which even encourage users to compete on who does obtain the most friends on their Internet social network.
I am researching many Internet social networks, I have found that two of them seem to have a strong censorship.


With Internet social networks, one has to be cautious. There are often spam people which at the same time try to use fraud. E.g.: "Big inheritance from a former African ruler". "Change to Yahoo for picture exchange, hackers, etc." "Marry unknown people immediately." There are many articles about these crimes on the Internet and in computer magazines.



My Google+  ,
My name is Volker Wegener and I am living in Leverkusen, Germany ( near Koeln, Cologne, or Köln ).
I am a psychologist ( Diplom-Psychologe ) and a sociologist ( Diplom-Soziologe ), individualist , emotional ,
About myself:
I  collect many new non-fiction books and audio cassettes .My personal book library consists of about ten thousand
non-fiction books; it is a problem to have the space for all these books. A large part of these books is written in the
English language and is from the USA. I do have very many non-fiction English language audio cassettes and audiobooks,
almost all from the USA. I do listen to the same audio book daily for a month or two months.
My other main interest besides books is surfing the Internet, but Internet chatting I do extremely rarely.
It is very important for me to live healty; I do have very many books on medicine and health.
To be healthy in life, I think it is important to start from an early age on to read some books on health
and medicine and when there occurs a medical problem to always ask oneself: "What did I do before the medical
problem started?"
Other interests of mine are creativity in all aspects of life, openness for new ideas, brainstorming, inventing, researching,
lifelong learning. I like the methods of science. Especially I like initiative and creativity in science.
I prefer learning to entertainment. I am a book-person and not a party-person. I often like to be alone.
Especially I like all of social science ( psychology, economics, political science) and all of medical science.
Concerning political science, I am especiall interested in to be realistic and in how to get a just world and only few wars.
I am especially interested in capitalism, socialism, and imperialism.
I like positive thinking and positive affirmations.
I like baroque music and renaissance music.
I like flirting with women ( for many years: eye contact and thinking how beautiful the woman is ).
I like women who are dominant, charismatic, athletic-sporty, and emotional. To be charismatic,
can be learned with positive affirmations.
I am interested in female domination since my adolescence; at that time, I learned about it only from a
novel, but today very many more people are interested in  FemDom, D/s, and sp anking.
I  like 24/7 lifestyle FemDom and I like FemDom religion.
Women I adore often describe themselves as goal-directed, purposeful, determined, resolute, strong
willed, active, athletic, cheerful, optimistic.
I like very much photos showing nude women who are charismatic,athletic-muscular, dominant,
emotional, have a superior look and are staring the viewer of the photo deep into the eyes without
smiling and laughing; also I like these photos on wall posters.
You can learn charisma by often saying sentences to yourself as: "I like myself." "I like myself as
I am." "I am a wonderful person." " I am glad to experience this day." "I am unique."
I also like men who are charismatic, athletic-muscular, dominant, emotional, with a superior
I like nude photos showing muscular women and men.
I like men and especially women who discipline men.
I am learning the Chinese language.

I am a fan of mixed wrestling - women winning, scissors hold. That would be ideally suitable:  healthy, charismatic, dominant, disciplinary, athletic, educated. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FORMER interests before

the Internet ( listening for decades to the BBC World Service on shortwave, playing the piano often,
often active as a radio amateur worldwide shortwave and via satellite, astronomy, computer
programming in C and C++ ). My main languages are English and German. Other living languages
of mine are Russian, French and Chinese.
I use books and audio CDs on learning the Chinese language.
I like audio vocabulary trainers as VocabuLearn ( Penton ), e.g. Russian-English.
Until the year 2006 for 29 years without interruption on all the days of the fairs,
I had gone to the biggest international book fair of the world
in Frankfurt  / Main , Germany, to get to know new non-fiction books mainly in the English
language .
Attending  the international book fair in Frankfurt / Main was very useful during
former years when the Internet was not developed so far . On the international
book fair , one may have a look at the inside of the books before later buying them ,
but on the Internet ,  the selection is still much bigger and  one does find a suitable
book much more quickly. However on a book fair one does get ideas on which
books are interesting.These books, one would not have found on the
Internet without the book fair. 

Of the scientific literature ,  I like the U.S. literature by far the most because
U.S.research is using the most advanced research methods and the U.S. is
the best researched country of the world .

Surrfing the Web is one of the the most fascinating adventures of mine ,
but the life environment foundation in which I actually do live is more important than
the information and contacts I do get via the Internet .
One does find new links on the Internet continually , so one also has to take
care not to get too dependent on  Internet surfing , i.e. surfing too much to
the detriment of other activities . Before there were limits on what one could do
on a day , but now there is no end in finding solutions and problems . That is
also very useful , but one does have to find a balance between doing different
activities .
I have found that a good way to change a habit like Internet dependence, is to
not change this one habit of Internet dependence only, but change several other
habits AT THE SAME TIME. Example: Change the Internet use habit and from
the same day onward, also take a train or bus 20 ten minutes earlier in the morning,
go to bed in the evening 15 minutes earlier, use a new radio alarm clock
An increasing number of people do say that the Internet has become a really
democratic medium . However , one also has to view the Internet  in perspective ,
because 80 % of the world population does not have a telephone. Also the Internet
use is comparatively more expensive and complicated than listening to a radio set.


John Stuart Mill writes in  On Liberty    that  no human being
acquired his/her wisdom  but by listening to as many viewpoints as possible
and studying all modes in which a  problem can be looked at .

Information on censorship also on  Part 2b  of this website  (  search engines )  .

National Coalition Against Censorship

The more people do know about something , the more intelligently they can decide .


I am researching topics like the following :  power , office politics,  mobbing, abuse .  

Other  interests of mine  are

health  (  preventive medicine ) ( e.g.  BBC News | Health  ),

and listening to baroque music  ( e.g. Purcell , Fux , Charpentier , Bononcini ;

Midi (  The Baroque Period    

Johann Sebastian Bach   ) ;

MP3 (   one of the few with MP3  baroque music I have found :

Vitaminic - Classical  ,  some  under baroque are not baroque ,

some under classical non-baroque are baroque   )  ;

RealPlayer  (  then Radio then Tuner then Classical than ' More Classical Stations' lists'  )  ;

one minute samples  at amazon .com  ,


Former interests  were :  amateur radio , astronomy ,  playing the piano , omputer programming in C and C++ ,  listening to the  BBC World Service

on short wave ,  short wave radio listening  . 


It is not always easy to get Russian books. There are many Russian book stores on the Internet with mostly few books and only the name of
the author and the title of the book, but with no description of the contents of the book.

I have found the following stores useful for getting books from Russia. I have bought there many Russian books myself. I do not know whether their
books do get send to other countries than Germany.

Kurier der Zarin   : They do have very many Russian books. The contents of the books are explained in Russian and in German. This Internet bookstore
seems to be also for interpreters and for people leaning Russian. The books  have been published in Russia during the last years. The book store people
also do order books from Russia.

EXPRESS KURIER VERSAND ( Janzen ), Marktredwitzer Str. 45, 95666 Mitterteich, Germany. Mr. Janzen is the owner. This mail order book store

seems to be mostly for Germans who lived in Russia for generations and during the past years have moved to Germany and now live in Germany permanently.
There is a link on the Internet for the Express Kurier transport business, but there is no link on the Internet for their books. They send a big catalog
WRITTEN ONLY IN RUSSIAN, in which there are very many books each with a colorful picture of the title page of the book and of  each book,
the contents of the book is explained well. There are also very many non-fiction books and these books are have just been published in Russia.
These are just the books which are now read in Russia in everyday life. After some months, books may be sold out at them and then no longer be
available from them. Express Kurier also does have its own fairs for selling their books at different places almost all in Southern Germany. I was at
one such fair ( Duisburg,Germany )and the hall was as big as the hall of a bigger supermarket. At their fairs, many more books are sold than are
in their catalogs. I would buy many more of their books, if theses books on their fairs were also in their catalog or on a book list or if they would have
fairs near my place ( Southern NRW ) and not almost only  in Southern Germany.  

What publishers of Russian books both in Russia and in other countries sometimes forget, is the following: For learning Russian and for
looking up words in Russian dictionaries, the letter or syllable which is stressed in a word must have a sign as  ´  above it, because there is
NO RULE which says which letter or syllable in a word is stressed in the Russian language. For each word, it must be learned, which syllable is stressed.
Stressing the word on the wrong syllable, means, people do not understand. So when publishers in Russia publish dictionary type books, they better
put the ' above the syllable which is stressed, else the book which otherwise may also be read in other countries, would be completely USELESS in
these other countries. Also people in Russia often do not know where rarely used words are stressed.

I and others have found, that Russian language dictionaries are better when Russians have produced the dictionary because they know the
Russian language better than people from other countries. I have bought quite a number of the best Russian dictionaries made in Russia  from the
two above book stores. Theses dictionaries are e.g. bilingual  Russian-English, English-Russian, Russian-German, German-Russian,  encyclopedic,
picture, medical, sociological . These dictionaries are so good, that sometimes I use them to find the best English or German word, i.e. I take
a similar English or similar German word, look up the Russian word for it and then for the Russian word look up the English or German

My special interest are audio vocabulary trainers with many thousands of words, but there are not many of  them. I also do use them to research
how learning does function.
For Russian-English and English-Russian, I have found only two audio vocabulary trainers with many audio cassettes each  by Penton or the Penton
Overseas Publishing Company. The advantages are, there are very many words, i.e. 4500 words, which are clearly spoken in both languages,
books with all the words are included. I have looked at many places and they seem to be the only audio vocabulary trainers for Russian-English.
To my impression, however,  the words are in random order, which I would improve by also learning the same words by vocabulary cards at the
same time. I would recommend that they add vocabulary cards to their audio cassette trainers, because vocabulary cards one can sort according
to topics.
For Russian-English and English-Russian years ago there was a one audio cassette vocabulary trainer by Klett and Barron's ( no longer
available ).
There are audio Russian vocabulary trainers by dnf  or dnf-Verlag in Germany, and there are audio Russian vocabulary trainers  by Penton
from the USA, but from Penton I liked the "Learn in your Car Russian"  audio trainer better than their Russian vocabulary trainer.
The Penton "Learn  in your Car Russian" audio CDs, I have found the best learning material for learning to speak to other people in daily life

I have tried a number of sources,also from within Russia, to find out if there are audio vocabulary trainers produced in Russia, but it seems that there is
not any audio vocabulary trainer produced in Russia.
Theoretically, it is easy to produce audio vocabulary trainers: to make lists of words and to have someone to speak these words on tape.
The problem however lies in the details of how to do this ( sorting of words, clear understandability of the words in both languages, words
also on vocabulary cards with one or several word(s) on one side of card and  the translation on the other side, posters with thousands of words, etc. ).

I would like it very much, if there were an audio vocabulary trainer ( on CDs or audio cassettes ) with all the 10000 words, but sorted according
to topic, as in the following book ( which would also be good for vocabulary cards ). In the book on the left side of the page are the Russian words
and in the middle the English words and at the right side are explanations for the words.
Nicholas J. Brown: Russian Learner's Dictionary. 10,000 words in frequency order, 1996 .
Also I myself have found that when words are sorted according to topic, they are much more quickly learned and better remembered at later times.
Sorting according to topic, makes learning vocabulary more effective.
There are two different things: One thing is to learn something and another thing is to test something. For learning it is important to learn the right
associations ( same topic ) quickly and undisturbed. For testing, words may be in random order as in daily speech.
Similar examples are: For learning mathematics, one does not start with higher mathematics first. For learning to drive a car, one does not start in
rush hour traffic. For learning Morse code, one does not learn with high speed badly keyed Morse code and much unrelated information.
I think there should be objective testing at school, so that not each year one does almost repeat the same essay type exam and does NOT learn much
more after the first year. For learning one should learn words for each topic and not by random.
When an audio vocabulary trainer is produced, it does not matter so much, if the audio trainer does have SOME THOUSAND WORDS MORE
( e.g. 10000 words in Russian ). The minimum for reading a newspaper is said to be at least 2500 to 5000 words. I think an audio vocabulary trainer should
also be useful for learning to read a newspaper, not only for tourist and business people talk.
Before producing an audio vocabulary trainer, one should objectively test the results ( multiple choice test ) on one or several small
For making a Russian audio vocabulary trainer, one should look up most of the words in one of the best Russian-English dictionaries and
English-Russian dictionaries, which are produced in Russia, almost all  by  RUSSKY YAZYK MEDIA  in Moscow; in Germany they do not cost
much. If one does use a less good dictionary, one may NOT have  the exact word, but only  a word which is similar to the one, one does look for,
and the exact word is missing. One should NOT HAVE A PERSON GUESS THE TRANSLATION of a English word into Russian, because a
good dictionary is researched and therefore much more reliable. If one does guess the translation  because the word is not found in the dictionary
or because it is done more quickly, sometimes more than 10% of the words may be wrong which are then learned wrongly by the users of the audio
vocabulary trainer and the words are found out by people who do look the words up in a good dictionary.
When on an audio vocabulary trainer, the own language word is spoken first, one does learn more quickly. When the other language word is spoken
first it takes longer to learn. Anyhow, people of both languages can use the same audio vocabulary trainer.
On one side of an audio cassette one should always have only one direction of words as Russian-English, on the other side of the cassette the direction
may be English-Russian. One should not change the direction of words on the same side of a cassette, because this does make learning more difficult,
as one often has to think, which side of the direction is on now.
Words on an audio vocabulary trainer  which are at the beginning of a CD, are learned more quickly than words at the end of a CD.
When people with charisma are the speakers on the audio, perhaps words may be learned more quickly.
One does need an electronic speech processor for a clear pronunciation.
The best Russian bilingual dictionaries ( e.g. Russian-English, English-Russian, Russian-German, German-Russian ) are by the publisher
RUSSKY YAZYK MEDIA, one can recognize dictionaries by the color of their cover which is dark red or dark brown and the letters on the cover are
written in a gold color ( seen in the illustrated EXPRESS KURIER VERSAND ( Janzen ) catalogs mentioned above ).
The RUSSIAN LETTERS on cards SHOULD BE BIG ENOUGH , so that one can distinguish the Russian letter  l  from the Russsian letter d  and the
Russian  letter i from the Russian  letter n and does not need a magnifying glass for it. I do write this because many electric lamps in Europe now are savings
lamps, i.e. they need less electrical power, but one cannot see so clearly with them.
In Germany now there are also a number of Lernwörterbücher (vocabulary books) for learning Russian with up to about 7500 words.

CHINESE TV (updated June 2012):
China is becoming a more and more powerful country economically and becoming more influential. Therefore more and more people learn and will learn
the Chinese language. I have found and many other people have found, that for learning a foreign language, that among other things, it is very effective to listen regularly to radio programs or TV programs in the new to learn language. One can also motivate oneself to learn a language by listening to TV programs in that language. For what should one learn a language, when one does not have a possibility to use the language. As preparation for a journey, one does not learn very much of a language. Also by only viewing the programs without much language knowledge of the language, one can understand some parts of the programs. The pictures on TV, one does understand anyhow.
I do most  like the Chinese language TV news channel  CCTV 13 新闻 = CCTV xīnwén = CCTV news in Chinese  .
Very good is the English language channel  ,   CNTV , and  CCTV-NEWS or CNTV Live or CCTV Live which formerly was called CCTV 9. 
In addition to the old website address, there is now also the new website address for the English language:
When one does have a pre-knowlege of a subject matter (e.g. news), one does understand more anyhow.
As increasingly more people worldwide do have an DSL Internet access, these people do have the possibilty to listen to and view very many broadcasting stations from China in the Chinese language from all parts of the world. This is also made possible by the P2P-technique (often used in China) for Internet-TV.
How to receive Internet television from China in the Chinese language?

TV from China in Chinese from CCTV and CNTV can be very well received  in  Europe, both TV and now also the videos of TV.  You can very well receive the central programs for all of China, and also very well receive the programs of the many provinces and cities, etc. in China, both TV and videos. My browser shows that I receive CCTV and CNTV via a server in Germany.
The central website  for receiving CCTV/CNTV on a computer is:    .
I mostly do use the browsers Firefox and SeaMonkey. The browser Google Chrome is also very good for translations. Translations for European languages are better than for Chinese.
You may copy the names in Chinese characters of the different Chinese provinces, translate them with Google Search - More - Translator, and print the Chinese characters of the Chinese provinces together with their translations. So you would have a reference to quickly find a Chinese province.
My favorite news station from China in the Chinese language is: CCTV 新闻 = CCTV xīnwén = CCTV news in Chinese = CCTV 13  .

On  . Since December 2013, they do have a  new version of their website. I do like to listen to the Chinese language news station CCTV 13 and to their Chinese language news stations of the Chinese provinces and regions, e.g. Sichuan News on  . For years I have been watching these programs. I do remember many programs I had watched to during the years (planting trees, fish in rivers, fruit fairs, high mountains,...).  You may watch as live or as videos. Each time at the beginning, you may have to wait for about a minute, to connect to the website. During the first minute, they may play something else to establish the connection. During the first 90 seconds, the video is not so clear, but after 90 seconds the video is very clear ( a high resolution). Videos sometimes stop for several minutes for loading but then continue correctly. Watching the programs does function very well and excellently. I do use watching the programs for improving my knowledge of the Chinese language. Understanding a word, understanding part of a sentence, understanding a sentence. The pictures do help to understand more of what I am watching. Understanding spoken Chinese is very different from reading Chinese in Pinyin and as Chinese characters. Regularly watching these programs is an ideal motivation for learning more of the Chinese language.

An alternative: From their website  can also be downloaded the CNTV-CBox, This CNTV-Box does have a higher resolution of the picture and is more easy and quick for switching on a channel or for switching to another channel. However outside of China, you have to guess the meaning of the many: '?????????. At the end of the installation you can decide whether you always want to start the CBox with your computer start or not. 

Another possibility to receive programs from China is:   SQUID TV     ,  or wwiTV ,   

Informative, but also biased from the USA point of view are the following websites on Chinese TV:   link 1  ,  link 2  ,
Another very good news program from China in the English language is: CNC World (TV in English)(owned by the news agency Xinhua):  ,
English language web portals  from China:  ,   ,    ,   ,   ,   ,  ,  ,  ,  China Military Online  ,  National People's Congress  ,  ,   ,  ,  ,  ,   ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   ,   ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,

My idea: You may also translate from Chinese to English with Google Chrome or Google Translate. Then you do have the version with Chinese characters, Pinyin and the English translation. Take texts which are similar to your interests. You thereby find the words, expressions, and idioms which you want to learn for understanding television in Chinese, as CNTV in Chinese..


In Europe, the first English language print newspaper from China, having started in December 2010, once a week, available e.g. at Koeln Central Railroad Station : CHINA DAILY EUROPEAN WEEKLY .
After I have read several issues of 
CHINA DAILY EUROPEAN WEEKLY , I think that it is very informative and written clearly. The big advantage is, that it is written from a Chinese perspective. Here about China, almost everything is written from USA and EU perspective. I think people do not know that CHINA DAILY EUROPEAN WEEKLY does exist. There needs to be advertising and perhaps mentioning of it in CNTV.


Chinese newspapers:  ,


Chinese Internet radio in Chinese:  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,


There are also many broadcasts from China on shortwave radio, e.g. in English:   ,



Very good for learning the Chinese vocabulary is, what is on the following two webpages:  ,   ,
They are both for Chinese-English and Chinese-German. There is the HSK-edition(HSK 1,2,3,4) and the Theme edtion (important words). HSK and Theme edition overlap only a little bit, so one may buy both editions. All these editions are available in English and German. The HSK-edition on paper cards does only have HSK 1,2,3. The HSK-edition for CD does have HSK 1,2,3,4). There has only been made very little advertising, that these CDs and paper cards are also in the ENGLISH language. I think also Chinese people learning English vocabulary can usefully use these learning material to learn English vocabulary and some Chinese people for learning German vocabulary. These learning materials are especially effective for not forgetting the learned words. Many Chinese people and English language people say, that they forget many of the learned words again, because the languages are so different (not much of associations for memory). It is very easy to refresh the words with these learning materials from time to time.             

Almost all textbooks for learning Chinese do only use tourist language ( hotel , restaurant, railway, bank,etc.)  and some business language, but not e.g. the Chinese news television words as e.g. used on CCTV 13. These following two learning dictionaries are an exception.These two learing dictionaries do also include the words which are used on Chinese television. In addition, the words are sorted by topics. The Chinese characters are written below each other, the Pinyin words are written below each other, and the English words are written below each other. So one can put a paper on the places of the book, to learn the vocabulary. What still does not exist: It would be an improvement still, when the words would be spoken on audio-CDs ( English once, and Chinese read  twice, with pauses for oneself repeating ). The same person may speak both the Chinese and the English words, e.g. a Chinese person who speaks also English well, a little bit of accent does not matter. Because the Chinese words are so different from the English words, there might in addition also be separate audio-CDs, on which first the Chinese word is spoken and then only the English word.Sometimes when using a computer, you may also use a picture of the word, in addition to the speaking in Chinese in English. To learn many Chinese words, you must also from the beginning, learn the words from written texts, not only from listening to audio-CDs. I do use memory associations by finding the same letter or next letter in words in Pinyin and English. Instead of complaining how difficult the learning of Chinese vocabulary is, people should be creative and not bureaucratic. Very good and useful are the following books which also do include the language of radio news and TV news:

Chambers Chinese Vocabulary (Paperback), Chambers Harrap Publishers, 2009  (7500 words and phrases in 66 sections), also published as:  Harrap's Chinese Pocket Vocabulary (Harrap's Language Guides), Mcgraw Hill Book Co, July 2009  , 

Jerome P. Hu and Stephen C. Lee: Basic Chinese Vocabulary, A Handy Reference of Everyday Words Arranged by Topics, 1992 .

Very good, but only in German, is: Erwin Tschirner und Ting You: Grund- und Aufbauwortschatz Chinesisch nach Themen, 2012; as an improvement, I would suggest: 4 boxes with 1000 learning cards each would make it even more useful for people who do learn on their own and do need the right kind of motivation for learning a difficult language like Chinese.

After I had already learned the foundations of the Chinese language, now I like to read the Pinyin texts of  the ASSIMIL textbooks , because they so very well explain and the texts are easy to understand, though the two courses and the one book for writing Chinese characters are somewhat expensive. I do use these ASSIMIL textbooks as readers of the Chinese language.
Introducing learning methods:
The methods in China for the INDIVIDUAL to learn English are very well, as I have learned from the English language texts of the Chinese search engine Baidu. However, many more people in China could learn and learn much more English, when books and audio-CDs as suggested here, would be produced. The problem seems to be the financing. Also more people in other countries than China, could learn much more of the Chinese language with these methods. These books and audio-CDs could be produced in China or any other country of the world. China does have the HSK-vocabulary, but no one has come to the idea, to speak all the HSK-vocabulary BOTH in English and Chinese on audio-CDs. And to write the words in books, so that one Chinese word is below the other Chinese word, and one English word is below one English word. So that one can test, whether one knows the translation of a word, by putting a paper on top of the translation, for guessing, whether one does know the right translation of a word. Also the words must be put into different groups with each group having one similar meaning, so that one associates one word with the right word group. This way, one can do other things (as preparing meals), while learning thousands of foreign words by daily listening to audio CDs.
Sometimes teachers worldwide do not like it, when too many people do learn too many things of the teachers'  teaching material. People are more highly paid, when not too many people do have a special knowledge and skill.
I think, that it should be made easy for as many people as possible to learn something. Learning material should be tested for effectiveness by psychological methods before being published. Relevant
literature knowledge and brainstorming is needed. Many alternatives have to be taken into account. Users of the learning material should not do the publisher's and author's work. One should not just do something because it has to do with the learning material. It must also be effective.
Books and CDs for learning Chinese, I find at the online Amazon bookstores.
Books and CDs for learning Chinese directly from China, I do find via

I am concentrating on learning Chinese using textbooks, bilingual audio cassettes, bilingual CDs and bilingual mp3s. I do not want to become an interpreter of Chinese, but I do always improve my Chinese language. I do have a bigger collection of learning materials for learning the Chinese language( textbooks, audio cassettes, CDs, mp3s, DVDs, vocabulary cards in boxes, boxes for learning  vocabulary, vocabulary collections, grammars, vocabulary posters, picture dictionaries, books on effectiveness of methods, word stickers, speaking pen Ting-Stift ) (from the US, Britain, Germany and especially from China). And a collection of dictionaries: Chinese-English, English Chinese, Chinese-German, German-Chinese.

I also have written reviews on learning materials for the Chinese language on


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