[lg policy] [Edling] Demand for Mandarin on the rise

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 16 15:26:31 UTC 2010

 Forwarded  From: edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

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

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