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Post time 2009-1-18 17:57:08 |Display all floors
Ten years from now,   China will have become a newly industrialised country on the same level as  Hong Kong or South Korea,   and the GDP of China will be 3 or 4 times bigger than the GDP of the United States,   therefore,  China will have 3 or 4 times the economic,  financial,  military,  political and cultural power of the United States,  which means that the Chinese language will replace the English language as the most important international language around the world.

Eventually,   the Chinese language will replace the English language as the world's lingua franca,    and most international businesses,  most international scientific seminars,  most international conferences will be conducted in the Chinese language instead of the English language.

I am just curious as to how the world is going to adapt to the coming Chinese Century,   and how people around the world are going to adjust to learning to speak Chinese.

How is the future Chinese language going to evolve as Chinese becomes the language of the whole world,  not just the language of the people in China.

Will the Chinese language change and evolve into a modern,  practical,   clear and easy to learn language?

How do we expect the Brazilians to learn Chinese?    The Nigerians to learn Chinese?    The Bangladeshis to learn Chinese?    And the Americans to learn Chinese?

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Post time 2009-1-19 07:13:16 |Display all floors
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

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Post time 2009-1-19 10:57:15 |Display all floors
English is the world's lingua franca thanks to Britain, not the US. China will never see itself with the sort of power and influence the British had because that time is gone.
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Post time 2009-1-19 11:26:37 |Display all floors
The time has not come yet.

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Post time 2009-1-19 12:27:08 |Display all floors
Originally posted by chinpatriot at 2009-1-18 17:57
Ten years from now,   China will have become a newly industrialised country on the same level as  Hong Kong or South Korea,   and the GDP of China will be 3 or 4 times bigger than the GDP of the Un ...


China is more than 10 years behind south korea and its GDP will take a while to become larger than the US, much longer for 3-4 times larger.  

Also economic power and cultureal prowess are two very different things.  Japan has the second largest economy in the world and has for some time yet it culture is just a side note in the world today.

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Post time 2009-1-19 12:58:23 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tnuoccanepo at 2009-1-19 10:28
Third-Reich SS turd Seneca's sample anti-Chinese statements:

"The lives of most Chinese is a lifelong series of repetitions, a m ...



Why you always put the same thread in every thread with intent to attacking Seneca?
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Post time 2009-1-19 13:00:27 |Display all floors
Originally posted by loststar at 2009-1-19 12:58
Why you always put the same thread in every thread with intent to attacking Seneca?


You should read seneca's racist comment against Chinese in almost every posts, especially during Olympic torch.

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