Simon_CH Posted March 14, 2015 at 07:29 PM Report Share Posted March 14, 2015 at 07:29 PM Some of you may have already read it, but Reuters published an article on how (US) students are losing interest in studying Chinese (and going to China). http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/12/us-china-usa-students-idUSKBN0M82MU20150312 It's an interesting topic, and something I have said for years. A language alone isn't enough to land a job nor is familiarity with its (traditional) culture. I know plenty of students who have studied something with China or dedicated lots of time to learning Chinese, but nobody seems to have scored a job that really rewards that. But where does that lead? China trying to clamp down on "Western ideas" and blocking more and more media and entertainment from the West, and the West increasingly disinterested in China, both economically and culturally. I'm not sure this bodes well for future relations. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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