I was at a speaking event last week on BigData and its benefits to the business community when a question raised from the floor about " what do you think will be the next common business language AFTER english since we are talking about globalization and chinanomic?"....was stunned for a while before regained my words and without hesitation, i said " Mandarin". Next question, can BDA learn mandarin as good as how we need it? my answer, without any doubt " Absolutely".
Speaking Mandarin is just like speaking another foreign (non mother tongue) language, the biggest challenge is always HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE BEFORE I CAN START TO SPEAK? This question was recently answered when i visited and spoke to an entity that collaborating with a local Malaysia University to offer the first and ONLY certified Mandarion Speaking Course that promised their participants to speak in Mandarin in just 28 HOURS!!! I asked the same question you have in your mind now " Are you sure? What happen if i still cant speak mandarin after attending 28hours of your class?". Answer:" The program provider guarantee the result!" Amazing right?
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With this concern thrown out of window, lets see is Mandarin a real business language next.
China is the world most populated country with estimation of 1.404 billion human, covering ~9.6million square KM, since it opened up the economy to the world from 1978, China has been the world largest growth country with average of >6% annually. Its the 2nd largest economy as of 2016 by nominal GDP and largest by Purchasing Power Purity (PPP). China is the largest exporter of the work and 2nd largest importer of goods since, China is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and is the world's largest trading power, with a total international trade value of US$3.87 trillion in 2012.Its foreign exchange reserves reached US$2.85 trillion by the end of 2010, an increase of 18.7% over the previous year, making its reserves by far the world's largest. In 2012, China was the world's largest recipient of inward foreign direct investment (FDI), attracting $253 billion. In 2014, China's foreign exchange remittances were $US64 billion making it the second largest recipient of remittances in the world. China also invests abroad, with a total outward FDI of $62.4 billion in 2012, and a number of major takeovers of foreign firms by Chinese companies. In 2009, China owned an estimated $1.6 trillion of US securities, and was also the largest foreign holder of US public debt, owning over $1.16 trillion in US Treasury bonds.
Well, I leave it to you now to imagine how Mandarin isn't the net business language, my simple and humble opinion, ability to speak Mandarin will help you communicate, connect and understand this country better, and for a sure reason, help you to better prepare and position your business toward the world economy!
Have a marvelous mandarin speaking day!