Shanghai’s long history of ties to the West make it mainland China’s leading city for English as a second language, survey says. Photo: Reuters Shanghai’s long history of ties to the West make it mainland China’s leading city for English as a second language, survey says. Photo: Reuters
Shanghai’s long history of ties to the West make it mainland China’s leading city for English as a second language, survey says. Photo: Reuters
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Beijing talks its way past Hong Kong in English proficiency, but Shanghai tops China rankings for sixth year in a row

  • Company behind survey of young, English-speaking Chinese professionals credits travel and international trade for Shanghai’s commanding position
  • Growing middle class with aspirations to educate children overseas also plays big part in greater English use

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Shanghai’s long history of ties to the West make it mainland China’s leading city for English as a second language, survey says. Photo: Reuters Shanghai’s long history of ties to the West make it mainland China’s leading city for English as a second language, survey says. Photo: Reuters
Shanghai’s long history of ties to the West make it mainland China’s leading city for English as a second language, survey says. Photo: Reuters
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