Wed, 23 Nov 1994

From: Jawawa

Mandarin language

From Surabaya Post

Making the Mandarin language one of the requirements for applying to a job is detrimental to the unity and integrity of the nation.

It should be noted that Mandarin is only understood by people over 50 years old.

In spite of that, it is essential to learn the language along with other foreign languages if we want to make progress.

About 20 years ago B.M. Diah suggested that more people should learn the Mandarin language and the number of schools of Sinology be increased. The late St. Takdir Alisyahbana made the same suggestion.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with learning Mandarin.

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