Malaysia consists of different ethnic, religious, culture and value. Apart from the three main communities, namely Malays, Chinese and Indians, there are about 200 other tribes, such as Iban, Kadazan, Bidayuh, Melanau, Murut, Dayak, Dusun and so on, most of them live in Sabah and Sarawak. China has the biggest population in the world with approximately 1.28 billion people so learning the language gives you access to communicate with many people and connect on a deeper level at the same time, can get a lot of benefit by knowing Chinese people. Currently Mandarin Chinese is spoken by over 1 billion people around the world, about one fifth of the global population speaks Chinese. One of the main benefits that we will get when we learnt the Chinese language is we can make friends with different culture. What we can get when we friends with different culture? Besides have a new friend, we can learn their tradition, get knowledge about background or history of Chinese people also can know the variation of chinese’s food. Therefore, learning second language can make friends with different culture besides get positive benefits from them.
Furthermore, if you can speak Mandarin “the world is your oyster” as you travel across Southeast Asia you will have the confidence to speak with the locals in Chinese, you might even be closed to them and maybe invited into their homes for home cooked food experiencing real Chinese life. Travelling around the world is always more enriching and exciting when you make friends with local people. It will also expand your travel opportunities, and getting around China and Taiwan will be much easier with the language under your belt. One of the attractive thing to go to the China is sizzling food markets across China offer some unique dishes not found anywhere else. Chinese cuisine is a joy to behold so the language will aquaint you with the types of food not found in our local Chinese Take Away. With Chinese language you can communicate with more than a billion people in Chinese. Until now china has a huge non-English-speaking population. Therefore, learnt Chinese Aside from the obvious economic and job-seeking benefits of knowing Chinese, there are plenty of other benefits to opening yourself up to communicate with all of those who call China home. Only through speaking Chinese can someone really experience everything that China and its millennia-old civilization has to offer.
Nowadays, Chinese is now considered as an important language worldwide because of its increase in presence in the business world. Chinese are involved in many businesses throughout the world including Hollywood based on my source that I found. So, if you want to increase opportunities in the business world, you must learn Chinese as a second language to develop countries. Here, we would like to mention that the previous American president Barack Obama has picked up Chinese. Even Mark Zuckerberg founder of Facebook also learned Chinese as his second language. Learning their language would be the best way to open the doors to a lot of other business opportunities.besides, another thing about learning Chinese as a second language is that it is very useful in business. By Alzahrin Alias- June 18,2018, Alibaba’s founder and executive chairman Jack Ma said Malaysia is the ideal location for Alibaba’s new regional headquarters, part of the company’s continued commitment with the Malaysian government in the digital economy (https://www.nst.com.my/business/2018/06/381178/alibaba-opens-its-regional-office-) malaysia. Thus, with this can see that China’s company increased. You will get additional opportunity if you know Chinese. If you are doing business with Chinese people and you are unable to understand Chinese, then it would be impossible for you to understand the deal without translators. If you can understand and converse in Chinese, there would be significant chance to make this deal successful. Look at the countries who use Chinese as their language, they include Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, it will be so much easier to gain access to this big share of business if you can converse in Chinese.
Dear audience for your information, many policies founded by the late Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein are still being practiced today and it is not too much to say that the policy has actually made Malaysia today. It has been proven that Tun Abdul Razak’s act of diplomatic ties with China has a high geopolitical value because this familiar relationship continues with all the Prime Minister after him, Tun Hussein Onn, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. (http://www.utusan.com.my/rencana/utama/natijah-dasar-luar-tun-razak-1.179432). During which the sixth prime minister visited Malaysia that China and Malaysia’s bilateral trade volume remain at a scale of US $ 100 billion (RM420 billion) (https://www.bharian.com.my/node/208199). China became Malaysia’s largest trading partner for seven consecutive years, while Malaysia became the largest trading partner among Asean countries for China for eight consecutive years. The population of both countries is also always visited, with more than three million tourists recorded each year. When the ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative and international capacity collaboration were promoted, Malaysia led the other countries in response. In August 20, 2018, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir have joint agreement Malaysia-China diplomatic relations. Malaysia-China joint agreement covers trade affairs, technology sharing, investment, security, defense, sovereignty, finance and agriculture. Thus, can say that by learning Chinese can contribute to the diplomatic relationship.
Based on the source that I get, Beijing, 1 March 2016: The Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia officially launched Malaysia’s e-Visa programme today. (https://www.tourism.gov.my/media/view/malaysia-launches-e-visa-for-chinese-tourists) The visa exemption and e-Visa programme is introduced by the Malaysian government to facilitate and attract tourists from China travelling to Malaysia. Moreover, implementation of the e-Visa system is the key initiative to help accomplish the goal of further expanding and developing the tourism industries of both Malaysia and China. The main objective of government by launching e-Visa are for travelling and visiting relatives and friends only, with the length of stay limited to 30 days and for a single entry to Malaysia within three months from the date of issuance of the e-Visa. By learnt Chinese, we can interact with tourist from China or attract them to visit Malaysia.
Dear audience…why mandarin important to learnt? In this era of globalization, the rate of Malaysian companies is largely subordinated to the Chinese. Also, the majority of these Chinese companies require skilled workers of china to interact with them or their clients such as 11 street. A Malaysian people who has a language knowledge of Chinese is likely to boost their employment prospects, particularly as more companies and organisations develop links and relationships with China. Proficiency in Chinese language is likely to become an increasingly useful asset for any job seeker. Proficient speakers of Chinese will find jobs in a variety of fields, such as business, tourism, government, education and translation. Also the demand for teachers who can speak Chinese is on the increase. Already many Malaysia’s organisations have active links and relationships with China; this is only likely to increase over time, opening many opportunities for Chinese speakers.
Well audience you know that there are products available in Malaysia as well, using the Chinese language in some products. This gives advantage to Chinese-speaking people can know the ingredients used or the description on the product. Especially, useful for the religion of Islam if they know the Chinese because knowing Chinese, they know the ingredients used in the product are either halal or haram. This is because, the religion of Islam emphasizes the things that are eaten as halal or haram because people who eat food that contains haram material will actually be wrecked by Allah SWT. In short, Chinese language is useful to know the meaning that written in Chinese on products or anything else.