Japan Open SemiFinals

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  1. nauknip

    nauknip Regular Member

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    If anybody watched the Chinese TV news, he even spoke to the Chinese media in fairly accurate Mandarin, again thanking everybody for their support. Of course having a Chinese girlfriend helps, but I was honestly very touched that he actually made the effort to repeat in Mandarin. Very proud, and very happy for him. Go Ronald!
     
  2. taneepak

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    Isn't Ronald Chinese? If he is, being able to speak in mandarin is not surprising. According to Loh, he is related to Candra Wiyaya, who is also a Chinese. There are a lot of Indonesians of Chinese origin who are living in Singapore, probably more so after the overthrow of Suharto, just like there are a lot of Malaysians of Chinese origin who are living in Singapore. Chinese people in Malaysia, Indonesia and Sigapore do speak mandarin, even more so than the Chinese in Hong Kong.
     
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    hee hee i think ur a bit mistaken abt the situation over in south east asia... haha not all chinese can speak mandarin or any chinese dialect for that matter... i've had quite a fair share of indonesian chinese classmates who took malay as their mother tongue... i think the situation in indonesia is quite different from singapore and malaysia... hee... :D incidentally ronald's girlfriend is a national paddler... who if i am not mistaken only speaks mandarin in front of the cameras... haha so i'm sure ronald has learnt a thing or 2 from her... haha :D
     

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