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English without Chinese at exams 'traitorous'

By Wu Yiyao | China Daily | Updated: 2010-02-02 07:47

SHANGHAI: Four Shanghai universities that included an English test in their independent admission examinations but chose to leave out Chinese have come under flak for giving "more importance to a foreign language".

Internet users flooded the Qiangguo Forum ( to voice their disapproval, calling the exams "traitorous", "discriminatory", and accused the universities of "blindly worshipping foreign languages".

Hu Guang, a representative of the Shanghai People's Political Consultative Conference, said the universities' decision to exclude Chinese from the subjects to be tested was "hasty, irresponsible, short-sighted and inconsistent with laws".

English without Chinese at exams 'traitorous'

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