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If you want to truly understand China, do you need to be able to speak Chinese? | Yangyang Cheng

As a student, I learned English was the language of opportunity – a belief that keeps most Chinese invisible to the global eliteI remember the muted pain in my classmate’s voice when he raised his hand to speak. He wanted to know why, as a Chinese person studying science in China, he was required to take English and pass proficiency tests in order to graduate. “Leave English to the English majors,” he said.The teacher explained that English is the global language of science: the best journals ar...
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'China-watching' is a lucrative business. But whose language do the experts speak? | Yangyang Cheng

The question of whether one needs to be able to speak Chinese to understand China has never been so fraughtI remember the muted pain in my classmate’s voice when he raised his hand to speak. He wanted to know why, as a Chinese person studying science in China, he was required to take English and pass proficiency tests in order to graduate. “Leave English to the English majors,” he said.The teacher explained that English is the global language of science: the best journals are published in Englis...
Tags: Education, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Yangyang Cheng