Whether you 're the CEO of a company or on the front lines of customer service, if your industry does business with China, learning the language and the culture is a valuable investment of your time.
Take small steps to really converse with your Chinese business partners in their language, even if the conversations are short and you have to switch to English for more complex issues. The gesture will not go unnoticed. On the contrary, it will set you apart.
WHERE IS IT SPOKEN?
MOST OF NORTHERN AND SOUTHWESTERN CHINA
NUMBER OF SPEAKERS
920 MILLION NATIVE SPEAKERS