"When we stood together and I explained basic points to them, I seemed to find myself going back in time three years.
However, when her application to teach the course to men was approved, she said she became nervous. "Most people feel that fashion shows are only for women, so I worried about there not being enough male students choosing to take the course."
2018 marks the 30 year anniversary of Hainan province, as well as 40 years since China's beginnings of its opening up policies. China Daily's journalist takes a journey from Hainan's capital, Haikou, to the southern paradise of Sanya, to experience how the island's major accomplishments reflect a global and beautiful Hainan, but also a global and beautiful China.
To compile the scale, called "China's Standards of English Language Ability", experts spent three years collecting data from 160,000 students and teachers and conducted research and studies at more than 1,500 schools in 28 provinces.
"There is a big attempt by the government today to revive these art forms, which are such an important part of China's cultural heritage, and I think it is a good thing."
Currently, China's non-English-major undergraduate and postgraduate students are required to take the College English Test, which includes two levels, CET4 and CET6. A similar but more rigorous test, the Test for English Majors, is mandatory for students in that discipline. For those students, passing the TEM-4 is a graduation requirement.
The report picked out six key areas - engineering, intelligence, logistics, pilots, communications and medical - which were particularly affected. Within those, there were 102 trades identified where the military is not deemed to have sufficient trained staff to perform operational tasks.
"There are around 3 million drones worldwide, 75 percent of which were made in China," Wu said in an earlier interview with China Daily.