Campo & alien, yes, Chinese is not practical enough, and an alphabetical language will probably remain dominant for business.
Assuming language will be needed at all, for business? I don't think it is now, nor will it be in the future. Certainly no need for 2bn Chinese to learn English, that would be a waste.
There are plenty of jobs for foreigners in banking in China, especially GZ. Salaries are about half the European rate, i.e. 25-50k/m. Chinese are not skilled in this area, but like a lot of things, it's not as hard as it sounds. 2-3 years down the road and the foreigners won't be needed anymore. Even today, most of the banking jobs require Chinese language - not the case as recently as 1-2 years ago.
Anyone else remember the 90's? Every second businessman and banker was learning Japanese, and paying big bucks for the lessons. It all fizzled out and about the only ones that actually got jobs out of it were babysitters and English teachers :)
Now, the real question on my mind is, just how long will the Chinese retain their interest in foreigners, Western countries, and in learning English? Is it really that beneficial for them, to go to the US or Europe, and all the effort of learning one or more languages? I don't think so, at least. The West has very little of substance to offer.
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been there several times, very satisfied every time. menu has classics like fish n chips, bolognese, pizzas etc. very tasty, at good prices.
5 stars. Hands-down the best place to spend an afternoon, indoors or outdoors, with good authentic food and drinks, nice atmosphere, good service and fair prices.
Lovely bar, great staff, and great music. Many of the he patrons are very cool though, meaning, a bit pretentious and show-offy, and not so outgoing or social as in other places. Kundu is a bit seedy, though, and I dont like going there. So my suggestion to The Mask is that they take over Camel Bar and fix it :)
Friendly staff and good service, food and prices are ok. No complaints but its nothing special either, and not worth a visit unless you live closeby.
Nice atmosphere and cosy but the western food is bad. I think they deep-fry the burgers. As a cafe - 4 stars (service is a little bit lacking at times), coffee and cakes etc are good. As a restaurant, 2 stars (western food is too bad, asian food is mamahuhu).