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Post time 2011-12-16 15:09:17 |Display all floors
A tourist town that allows people to speak only English will be built in Miyun county, northeast Beijing, the Beijing News reported.
The town will try to attract English lovers in China and provide a "best place to practice English," said Wang Haichen, head of the county.

The "English only" town will have a European architectural style and contain 16 blocks, he said. Each tourist will get a passport before entering the town, and speaking Chinese will lead to point deductions on the passport.

"The idea is to avoid competition with other European-style towns at home," Wang said. The construction of the town is expected to take five years.


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Post time 2011-12-18 09:09:54 |Display all floors
I applaud the Chinese authorities for their brilliance.  There is no better way to understand and learn English than to be embroiled in that English environment.  We all know that the best way to learn and speak an alien language is to go to that country.  And, if the individual cannot afford to do that - the next best thing is to bring that country to you.  Great idea.

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Post time 2011-12-19 13:13:22 |Display all floors
a good idea!

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Post time 2011-12-19 13:14:30 |Display all floors
if i have a chance,i must go to there one day!

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Post time 2011-12-23 14:59:47 |Display all floors
Good idea, hope it will be built and be in used, not like this one

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Post time 2011-12-26 10:51:34 |Display all floors
terryfoy Post time: 2011-12-18 09:09
I applaud the Chinese authorities for their brilliance.  There is no better way to understand and le ...

bring that country to you.
Great words!

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Post time 2011-12-27 21:01:50 |Display all floors
it's great!

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