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China’s Aggressive Mandarin Push Aims to Have 85% of Citizens Speaking It by 2025

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Beijing (AP) -- China is launching an aggressive campaign to promote Mandarin, saying 85% of its citizens will use the national language by 2025.

The move appears to put threatened Chinese regional dialects such as Cantonese and Hokkien under even greater pressure, along with minority languages such as Tibetan, Mongolian and Uyghur.