Demand for Mandarin on the rise

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Sat Jan 16 14:02:19 UTC 2010

China Daily


Demand for Mandarin on the rise


Year 2009 not only marked China's rise as a responsible interlocutor on major international issues, but also witnessed a growing clamor for learning Mandarin.


In the most recent such case, British Schools Secretary Ed Balls urged that children in the UK be allowed to study Mandarin under a government plan. 


This was aimed at resurrecting foreign languages in British schools, and meeting skills for future business, AFP quoted the secretary as saying.


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