A protest in Ulan Bator, capital of neighbouring Mongolia, against China's plan to introduce Mandarin-only classes in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Photo: AFPA protest in Ulan Bator, capital of neighbouring Mongolia, against China's plan to introduce Mandarin-only classes in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Photo: AFP
A protest in Ulan Bator, capital of neighbouring Mongolia, against China's plan to introduce Mandarin-only classes in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Photo: AFP

Language rules for Inner Mongolia another step to erode ethnic groups in China

  • Mandarin Chinese requirement part of an assimilation policy to achieve national unity through cultural identity
  • Despite a fall in the number of Mongols being taught in their own language, the move has led to protests

Topic |   China’s Communist Party
A protest in Ulan Bator, capital of neighbouring Mongolia, against China's plan to introduce Mandarin-only classes in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Photo: AFPA protest in Ulan Bator, capital of neighbouring Mongolia, against China's plan to introduce Mandarin-only classes in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Photo: AFP
A protest in Ulan Bator, capital of neighbouring Mongolia, against China's plan to introduce Mandarin-only classes in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Photo: AFP
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