Make Your Child Learn Chinese?

Would you make your child learn Chinese? This is a question CNN’s Jack Cafferty asked his readers. Well, the question was actually If you were the parent of a small child, would you make him/her learn Chinese? This article was posted yesterday and has already attracted 229 comments. Jack Cafferty argues China owns us – or soon will, as they continue to snap up U.S. treasury bonds. China is now the largest foreign holder of U.S. debt, just under $900 billion. Chinese military spending is up 12% in the last decade. Beijing has become an integral player in nearly every major international issue, from the standoffs with North Korea and Iran to global warming. So he said “Forget the romance languages. If you really want your child to be ready for the future, you might want him to crack open some Chinese language textbooks.” What do you think? You are welcome to leave a...

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