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The Story of English in 100 Words
by David Crystal
'Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it's to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.' Abdul Kalam - President of India 2002-07
At the top
The results of a survey on the use of English, in which China edged ahead of India, illustrate the rapid change in the mainland population's relationship with the language.
I am really wondering about the Government's commitment to improving the standard of English, one of the SAR's official languages.
JONATHAN Nicholas (South China Morning Post, March 7) is being unfair in his criticism of American English. It's quite understandable in a country where standards of literacy are falling rapidly...