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Speak Mandarin in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 25, 2011

In most areas of China they have dialects, Chongqing is one such area. According to the Chinadaily, when a cabbie in Chongqing does not speak to you in Mandarin, he will be fined.

“Taxi drivers in Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality will be required to speak putonghua (standard Mandarin Chinese) instead of Chongqing dialect, and those who disobey the rule will be fined 20 yuan ($3) up to 100 ($15.2) yuan, Chongqing Evening News reported Thursday.”

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