In the early years of People's Republic of China, China learned from the former Soviet Union and developed its own educational system. English was still taught in some secondary schools, but Russian was the preferred language.
In the 21st century, The English textbooks not only focus on the importance of language skills, but also highlight the significance of diverse cultures.
The textbooks provide a wide range of learning materials, including astronomy, geography, animals, environment, technology and so on.
As one of the main language education resources, the textbooks not only show the culture of native English speaking countries such as Britain and the United States, but also are about world cultures, local culture and cross-cultural communication.