[lg policy] Tajiks Clamor to learn Chinese

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 16:05:22 UTC 2015

 As Chinese Investment Grows, Tajik Students Hurry To Learn The Language

Published 10 February 2015

At Tajik universities, Chinese courses are filled to the limit with
students eager to learn the language of their powerful neighbor. Many are
hoping that growing Chinese investment in Tajikistan will mean new job
opportunities in a struggling economy. (Barotali Nazarov, RFE/RL's Tajik


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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