Today, a total of 70 countries in the world have incorporated Chinese into their national education system, and the number of people learning Chinese has reached 25 million.
“It’s a pleasure to have friends coming from afar.” who would have thought that in more than 70 countries in the world, such as Africa, Oceania and the Americas, children of different skin colors picked up Chinese textbooks and read Chinese loudly and powerfully.
It is reported that more than 180 countries and regions around the world have carried out Chinese education. Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms are spread in 88 countries and regions, and the number of people learning Chinese has reached 200 million. Chinese has not only become one of the six working languages of the United Nations, but also the most widely used language in the world.
One belt, one road, and 54.1% countries in 2019, reached 100 thousand of the total number of students studying in China.
The family of former US President trump attaches great importance to Chinese education. Videos of his little granddaughter Arabella reciting Chinese poetry are often uploaded to the Internet by his mother Ivanka. Moreover, Ivanka also requires his son under the age of 1 to learn Chinese.
Alexei mashoff, Dean of the school of Oriental Studies of the Russian National Research University, said: “Chinese is a more important language in the world. Professionals in various fields in Russia should learn Chinese, and Russia should popularize Chinese throughout the country.”
The BBC also said: “Chinese characters are not only easy to understand, but also concise and efficient. Chinese is likely to become a common language in the world.”
In the United States, as early as 2015, the number of primary and secondary school students learning Chinese doubled in two years,
David Cameron and Teresa may, two former British prime ministers, advocated that Britons learn Chinese.
According to the data released by the Ministry of education, culture, science and technology of Japan in 2005: “Chinese courses have been opened in 553 high schools and 14 junior high schools in Japan, and Chinese has gradually become an elective course in some famous schools in Japanese primary schools, middle schools and senior high schools.”
Japanese sinologist Yukio Guchuan said publicly: “Chinese is qualified to become the next international language.”
Guchuan Yu’s reason is that “the rise of English is due to the strength of Britain and the United States. English has become an international common language. Now China is also reviving and rising, and Chinese is also qualified to become an international common language after English.”
In 2020, Kenya in Africa stipulated that Chinese can be used as an elective course for the fourth grade of primary school, so language is included in the scope of primary school curriculum in Kenya. Yulius Ivan, head of Kenya Institute of curriculum development, said: “Chinese has become a widely used language in the world and one of the six working languages of the United Nations. Kenya’s trade with China is becoming closer and closer. Learning Chinese is very important for Kenyans and will bring economic prosperity to Kenya.”
In Uganda, Chinese has become a compulsory course for senior one and senior two students and an elective course for senior three students.
At the same time, Chinese has also entered some primary and secondary schools in other parts of South Africa, and Mauritius, Zambia and other countries have also incorporated Chinese into the education system.
On July 5, 2021, the permanent mission of China to the United Nations held the United Nations Chinese commemoration, which was broadcast live to the global audience by video.
On this stage of spreading Chinese language and culture, songs, acrobatics, national dances and other programs were broadcast, which not only let foreign friends enjoy China’s 5000 year cultural development history, but also let the global audience understand the profound connotation of Chinese culture and art for 5000 years.
In recent years, China’s rapid economic development and increasing social influence in the world have set off the rapid spread of Chinese in the world. In the future, with the increasing enhancement of China’s scientific, technological and military capabilities, Chinese language will naturally have a significant impact on the world language order. Chinese is also likely to replace English and become an international common language in the past 50 years It seems unlikely.
China has also made a lot of efforts to popularize Chinese. Recently, China’s Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft took off. In China’s space station, all the interfaces are in Chinese. In fact, this is also an all-out popularization of Chinese in globalization.
At the same time, if you want to enter the Chinese space station, you must learn Chinese, which gives many European astronauts another task to learn Chinese.
With the attention paid to Chinese abroad, Chinese has gradually become one of the main languages in the world, and Chinese may become a common language after English in the future