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In Cambodia, English Classes More Popular Than Chinese

In a small courtyard in downtown Phnom Penh sits the city’s oldest public school. Founded more than 100 years ago, Tuan Hoa features a Chinese temple and Mandarin language instruction for its 2,000 students. Despite their long history and close political ties, Chinese usage in Cambodia’s capital still lags behind English, making the school a niche educational choice for now.   School Deputy Director Loeung Sokmenh said there is growing reason for students to learn Chinese,...

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