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Perth, Australia
By     |    Feb 26, 2008   
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Languages other than English on the rise in Australia

A recent news report by Xinhua said that according to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), “the number of people who speak a language other than English at home has increased by 10 percent during a five-year period.” The figure is released in the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2008 Year Book, and it says: 16 percent of Australians – or 3.1 million – speak a language other than English at home, which [...]

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Kevin Rudd
By     |    Nov 26, 2007   
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The First Ever Chinese-Speaking Foreign Learder

The newly elected Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is in fact the first ever foreign state leader who is able to speak fluent Chinese Mandarin i.e. Putonghua. Above is a video clip (via YouTube) showing him in an interview by CCTV before elected. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN42pk7eozk[/youtube]

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