[lg policy] Beijing says 400 million Chinese cannot speak Mandarin

Dave Sayers D.Sayers at SWANSEA.AC.UK
Fri Sep 6 11:15:10 UTC 2013

"China's Education Ministry says that about 400 million people - or 30% of the 
population - cannot speak the country's national language."

More at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23975037.

I think this might make its way into my language policy course in the spring!


Dr. Dave Sayers
Honorary Research Fellow, Arts & Humanities, Swansea University, UK
Visiting Lecturer (2013-14), Dept English, University of Turku, Finland
dave.sayers at cantab.net
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