Speaking before an Asia Society audience about the future of U.S.–China relations, Australia's Chinese-speaking, wisecracking former prime minister argued strongly for Chinese-language education in the West.
Singapore has it. So does China. Korea is working on it, and a few months ago, India joined the club. What is “it,” you ask? School reform measures that prepare students for a global knowledge economy.
Vice President Joseph Biden recently said to his audience at Sichuan University that "I would rather be able to honor you and show my respect for you by speaking your language, as you honor me by speaking mine."
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