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