New Online Chinese Bookshop Raises Fund for London Chinese School

July 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
London, UK (Saturday)— "Looking for an effective and fun way to speak, read and write Chinese?" The slogan on the attractive bilingual poster drew more than 80 parents, teachers, and public to the launching of Xihaha Chinese Children Bookfair at Enfield and Barnet Chinese Association (EBCA)/ London Pei Ying Chinese School last Saturday. This first public activity, organised by Xihaha Ltd, received strong support from Mr. Chin-Sin Tham, the School Head Teacher, and the school committee; part of the proceeds from this bookfair went to the School Development Fund.

“We hope to provide a new channel for people, especially children, who are interested to learn Chinese. It is not easy to find a comprehensive range of Chinese children books in the United Kingdom; least of all, learning materials which are innovative and fun.” Miss Stephanie Tang explained why she and her partner, Miss Chooi-Huey Ng, decided to set up Xihaha Ltd in January this year. “With China becoming one of the key players in the global economy, the interest to learn Chinese is growing and will continue to escalate in years to come. Knowing the Chinese language is becoming an important asset and will give your children a head start in the future competitive world market,” she said.

Research by the German University of Goettingen and the East China Normal University in Shanghai found that, students who know Chinese language were found to be much better at processing information and they have a better memory compared to their counterparts. By using a wide-ranging of books, CD/VCD/DVD and computer soft wares, Xihaha hopes to make learning the language both fun and effective. These learning materials were sampled from many countries and most of them were specially developed by linguistic and education experts. “We believe that children learn best when they enjoy the learning process. What better way to learn Chinese and its culture than through reading and listening to interesting stories, as well as having fun with painting, playing computer games, and singing!” Stephanie added.

You can enjoy the Xihaha Online Shopping experience by visiting the web site: or call on: 020 8428 0909. You can also tune in to Spectrum Radio am558, which is the media partner of Xihaha. The one hour long programme from 6pm to 7pm each day and amongst other things will feature special programme from Xihaha.

About Xihaha Ltd:-
Xihaha Ltd Online Chinese Children Bookshop was established in June 2006 and it is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. We cater for children aged 0 – 16 years of age, and aim to help them to learn Chinese using books, CDs/VCDs/DVDs, and computer soft wares, which we have sampled from many countries. Our range of products includes traditional and simplified Chinese characters, and English translations; most of them are developed by linguistic and educational experts, and a number of them are award-winning Chinese learning materials. For more details, please visit: or contact us at: 020 8428 0909 (Tel) or 08709 223 985 (Fax).

About Spectrum Radio:-
Spectrum Radio is unique in the UK being the country’s only ethnic commercial radio station which currently serves in excess of 24 international communities. Spectrum’s Chinese programme is the only daily Cantonese radio show in the UK. Broadcast at peak time between 18:00-19:00, Spectrum has established a loyal listenership among the Chinese community and has been voted as the first choice medium for Chinese news. Further information can be obtained by contacting Joseph Wu on 020 7501 1088 or visit the website: