Chinese stories - Read them, speak them


Here we provide a list of Chinese reading materials. You can use Smart Chinese Reader to study them. You will easily understand Chinese words and their usages, learn Chinese syntax, and practice speaking Mandarin with the software.

The collection includes traditional Chinese stories, essays about China's current affairs, and texts on daily life in China. They are at three reading levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Find articles that are suitable for your reading skill, try to recognize sentence structures, and pick up the occasional new vocabulary words. As more articles you get through, your Chinese reading skill improves.

Chinese articles are presented in a way that is easy to read. For each story or essay, English translation, statistics of words in HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5, HSK 6, and key points of lexicon and syntax are provided. We also offer audio files for you to play and download. If you have comments or questions concerning a Chinese story or essay, just post them below the story or essay.

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TitletypeLevelTotalHSK1HSK2HSK3HSK4HSK5HSK6
火锅成为中国餐厅人气最高餐食
Hotpot becomes the most popular meal in Chinese restaurants
essay intermediate158278911108
中国学生1.5亿买下加拿大豪宅
A Chinese student bought a mansion in Canada with a record price
essay intermediate171326135163
十大最受欢迎的中国菜肴
10 most popular Chinese dishes
essay advanced26272121122176
离婚率近年来迅速飙升
The divorce rate is rising rapidly
essay intermediate1492431112189
北京正在计划修建一个通风廊网络
Beijing is planning to build a web of ventilation corridors
essay advanced317541220322612
中国亿万富翁人数首度超过美国
Chinese billionaires outnumber those in the Unites States for the first time
essay advanced2254246141311
中国已成为韩国化妆品的最大目的地
China has become the largest destination for South Korean cosmetics
essay advanced20248910141910
中国报考公务员的人数开始下降
The number of people registering for the China national civil service exam decreases
essay intermediate1803861115125
哪门语言将会主宰未来?
Which languages will dominate the future?
essay advanced299711230271310
越来越多的中国人选择单身
More and more Chinese choose to be single
essay advanced239541220232410