tom Jones

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How would you feel if your government was going to ban the use of your "Mother tongue" on TV?

Starting next year the Chinese Government will be making it illegal to speak on TV and all schools the Cantonese language in Guangzhou. All Cantonese programmes will need to be broadcast in Mandarin.

There are about about 71 million people worldwide that speak Cantonese and of course most of these live in Guangdong Province and nearby Hong Kong.

If this is successful in stamping out Cantonese in Guangzhou will Hong Kong be next target for the Chinese government as Cantonese is the official language there.

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    Dec 28 2011: I'd be speechless.
  • Dec 28 2011: I'm sorry to hear that, it will be a hardship on a lot of people but you are better off not watching it anyway. It's all government controlled and you are only getting the information they want you to get. I would stop watching T.V. if I lived in your country.
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    Dec 28 2011: I would feel like the government was oppressive and disconnected from the people.
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    Dec 28 2011: Very bad thing indeed and stupid too.