Mongolians took to the streets in September to protest against plans to end the use of their ethnic language in schools. Photo: AFP
Mongolians took to the streets in September to protest against plans to end the use of their ethnic language in schools. Photo: AFP

Two sessions: Xi Jinping tells Inner Mongolia’s NPC deputies to put Mandarin first in schools

  • Standard Chinese – both spoken and written – and state-compiled textbooks must be unwaveringly adopted in schools, president says
  • Pupils and parents in the northern region staged angry protests last summer against an order to replace Mongolian as the principal language in key school subjects

Mongolians took to the streets in September to protest against plans to end the use of their ethnic language in schools. Photo: AFP
Mongolians took to the streets in September to protest against plans to end the use of their ethnic language in schools. Photo: AFP
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