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Schools in Pakistan’s Sindh province to teach Chinese

The government of the Pakistani province of Sindh has announced plans to make Chinese compulsory in schools from 2013.

All educational institutions in the province will have to provide Chinese language courses from class six (10-11-year-olds), it says.

The provincial government says that the decision was taken because of Pakistan’s close ties with China.

The two countries have been strong allies for more than 50 years.

In May, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani described China as his country’s “best friend”.

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