Age of the Dragon

Bradley Perrett | Chinese language classes aren't as a popular as they once were. And that's a worry

Bradley Perrett
Updated September 1 2023 - 12:26pm, first published 12:00pm

Getting along with China won't be easier if few people in other countries learn its language. Yet the trend in studying Chinese is clearly downward, at least in the democratic world.

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Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett is a regular ACM columnist with a focus on Australia's relationship with China, covering defence, strategy, trade, economics and domestic policy. He was based in Beijing as a journalist from 2004 to 2020.

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