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Guangzhou is worth a visit because it offers glimpses of not only China’s past and present, but its future as well.

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Matteo Ricci

The First Western Chinese Language Learner?

Learning Chinese is a big task, but learning how to use the language to accomplish simple, everyday tasks is not. You may never, like Matteo Ricci, translate Chinese classics or write books in Chinese yourself. But even Ricci had to start with the basics, learning the sounds, the tones, and the simple vocabulary to accomplish the stuff of everyday life.