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Post time 2010-6-22 15:15:48 |Display all floors
The municipal government Xi’an, the capital city of Northwest China’s Shaanxi province has planed to build Xi’an as an international city in over the next 10 years.

The municipality released some measures to achieve that goal, with emphasizing to improve the citizen’s attainment of humanity and culture, referring to enable half citizens to recognize 500 traditional Chinese and speak 900 daily English dialogue sentences.

The goals also include that
1 Citizen will be fined 100 yuan for carelessly spitting
2 Improve the citizens’ oral English so as to make 80% of citizens can use English to introduce the scenic spots.
3 Fine 50 yuan for littering

i doubt that Xi'an is too ambitious to serious take the reality into regard.

The current most internationalized cities Shanghai and Beijing, they are still far from a really international cities, though they all gian additional impetus from the Olympics and Expo.

Don't brag too much, it will eventually humiliate itself and be mocked by others

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Post time 2010-6-22 15:36:01 |Display all floors

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Post time 2010-6-23 22:56:19 |Display all floors

the song remains the same...

Originally posted by seneca at 2010-6-23 06:40
Another misguided attempt at rendering a bit of China more 'international'. SInce China is China, it won't EVER be 'international'. The best it can hope for is to be a sufficiently modern Chinese c ...

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Post time 2010-6-29 16:32:04 |Display all floors
Disagree with you there. You don't need to study years at school to learn some basic oral English sentences. Go to any tourist destination worldwide to confirm that. Most of the people working in the informal tourist sector haven't had any English training in school at all.
Taxi drivers in Bangkok have a radio channel where they daily learn some basic sentences to use with tourists, and they appreciated the chance to test them on me and get some feedback on pronunciation. Such small things can have a great impact, and to set a clear goal is the first, very Chinese, way to achieve something.

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