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30 Reasons To Watch China Olympics

by | 8th, July 2008

THE China Daily has “30 reasons to watch the Beijing Games” – once the smog clears, naturally.

Want to know why you should watch? (Picture: Beau Bo D’Or Website)

12. “English, English”

A 170-page Chinese Menu in English Version is seen as exemplary of one success of the English-speaking campaign throughout the city.


Pop stars teaching audiences correct English pronunciation and cab drivers toting language books all are part of Beijing’s multilingual pre-Olympic effort.


“It’s not just about the language, it’s about how open and confident we are,” said Li Yang, founder of Crazy English.


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