Chinese ambassador rejects former Mongolian president’s remarks on bilingual education

Students at a class in Hohhot, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, May 7, 2020. Photo: Xinhua

The Chinese ambassador to Mongolia has rejected remarks made by former president of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj on social media and in a letter addressed to China regarding the implementation of bilingual education of Putonghua and ethnic language in North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, saying that his views in the letter are completely wrong and China won’t accept them. 

 “The national common language is a symbol of a country’s sovereignty, and it is the right and duty of every citizen to learn and use the common language, which is true not only for China, but also for all countries in the world,” said Chai Wenrui, the ambassador to Mongolia, in a letter sent to Elbegdorj. 

“At the same time, the Chinese government protects the rights of ethnic minorities, including Mongolians, to use their

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Education Ambassador: Melissa Velazquez

Melissa worked in youth development for about 10 years before switching gears to marketing and promotions when turning 30. 

Once she became a solo mom she wanted to find a way to bring her career knowledge home. Blogging was a perfect fit that allowed her to merge careers and motherhood. 

JustaBXmom was born from that merge in the fall of 2015. JustaBXmom has become a resource for all parents. Melissa is now working toward launching SoMi’s Playhouse, a children’s event center and thrift shop boutique in 2021. Melissa is a Bronx-born resident that is excited to see and be part of The Bronx Is Blooming era in history.  

Melissa believes that every parent is their child’s perfect parent, and wants to support families. Helping parents realize that they already have the knowledge and resources at

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Dr. Robert R. Zywicki is the superintendent of the PK-12 Mount Olive Township School District. Dr. Zywicki is passionate about blended learning, Response to Intervention, and project-based learning. In 2018, Dr. Zywicki was named a District Thought Leader by Future Ready Schools. Additionally, he has been tapped to serve on several state-wide initiatives by the NJDOE, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Advisory Committee, Model Curriculum Committee, NJSLS ELA Standards Review Committee, and Computer Science Advisory Committee. Recently, the National School Public Relations Association named Dr. Zywicki a Superintendent to Watch for “modeling and leading effective communication technology efforts with both internal and external stakeholders.”

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