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  • Jun 21, 2011
  • 03:05 PM

'In China, thou shalt speak the people’s language'

Sunny Lee / Korean Times
BEIJING — A Korean businessman in Beijing once boasted of his epic story of “scaring off” a police officer by speaking poor Chinese, when he was caught while speeding through a red light on his motor bike. Eventually, the police officer let him go, due to the language barrier, after a few futile attempts to talk it through with the foreign traffic-rule violator.

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