The West Lake at Hangzhou. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The West Lake at Hangzhou. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Wai-kan-mu tu Hangzhou: City’s sincere if cryptic messages of welcome to G20 foreign guests

Authorities use the sound of Chinese characters to approximate English pronunciation to teach residents a list of 100 handy phrases

The West Lake at Hangzhou. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The West Lake at Hangzhou. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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