The State of Russian Sinology: Past Chequered, Present Dismal, Future Uncertain

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  1. fuz al-nufi Bar Regular

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    "During the Russian-Chinese military exercises “Maritime Cooperation 2012,” the Chinese had nearly 200 young officers with a solid knowledge of Russian at hand to provide linguistic support; the Russians could only muster three translators."

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    Funny. But I believe there is an objective difference in difficulty between languages. You can read some English or Russian just by remembering about 30 signs but you'll need to remember at least 3000 signs to read some Chinese.
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