I think it’s so amazing that our Treasury Secretary speaks fluent Mandarin.
Students at Peking University warmly welcomed news that the new Treasury chief in the U.S. had studied Mandarin at their school almost 30 years ago (summer of 1981). They applauded when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who delivered a speech at the school Monday, spoke Mandarin and listened closely as the dean of one of the schools Zhou Qiren, described Geithner’s family as “all the friend to China.” (Not only had Geithner studied in China, but his Dad helped establish the Ford Foundation’s Beijing office years ago.)
But what the audience of mostly students and professors seemed to enjoy even more was the proof of his attendance — a picture Geithner’s former teacher presented after the speech she said was from Geithner’s summer at the university.
Mandarin is the language to learn!
Source Wall Street Journal