By Dr. Jianli Yang

September 23, 2020

Currently, a major cultural genocide is taking place in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) of China: the Chinese government wants to eradicate the Mongolian language.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime has decided to implement a new “bilingual education” system in all primary and secondary schools in the IMAR starting from September this year. From the first grade onwards, Chinese language will become the main language of learning and will be used to teach numerous subjects that used to be taught in the Mongolian language. By 2025, all subjects in primary and secondary schools in the IMAR will be taught in Chinese. This approach, which denies minority linguistic rights, has already been in place in Tibet and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Since July 2020, when citizens began to be aware of this policy, intellectuals in IMAR and abroad as well as people from all walks of life have signed a petition to the CCP regime against this language policy, but they have received no reply. It was not until the end of August, when the Chinese authorities finally issued the details of the policy, that most parents of Mongolian students started to pay attention to the issue. Since August 27, nearly 60,000 students and parents from 12 schools in Tongliao City… [continue reading]

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