Secretary for Education Christine Choi Yuk-lin poses against a display of her calligraphy (“On the Love of the Lotus” by Zhou Dunyi of the Northern Song Dynasty) at the Education Bureau on July 13. The bureau has been trying to encourage a more efficient Chinese learning environment at school by introducing Mandarin as the teaching language. Photo: Nora Tam
Secretary for Education Christine Choi Yuk-lin poses against a display of her calligraphy (“On the Love of the Lotus” by Zhou Dunyi of the Northern Song Dynasty) at the Education Bureau on July 13. The bureau has been trying to encourage a more efficient Chinese learning environment at school by introducing Mandarin as the teaching language. Photo: Nora Tam
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Letters | Learning Chinese is hard enough without speaking one and writing another

  • Readers sympathise with Cantonese-speaking students having to write in Mandarin, criticise MTR’s 16-year delay in making the East Rail Line safe, suggest district rangers to curb littering and illegal parking, and thank a cabby for returning a lost phone

Secretary for Education Christine Choi Yuk-lin poses against a display of her calligraphy (“On the Love of the Lotus” by Zhou Dunyi of the Northern Song Dynasty) at the Education Bureau on July 13. The bureau has been trying to encourage a more efficient Chinese learning environment at school by introducing Mandarin as the teaching language. Photo: Nora Tam
Secretary for Education Christine Choi Yuk-lin poses against a display of her calligraphy (“On the Love of the Lotus” by Zhou Dunyi of the Northern Song Dynasty) at the Education Bureau on July 13. The bureau has been trying to encourage a more efficient Chinese learning environment at school by introducing Mandarin as the teaching language. Photo: Nora Tam
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