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Teaching Mandarin: Chinese influence in Kenya’s slums

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hinese investment in educational programs in impoverished neighborhoods around the Kenyan capital of Nairobi aims to give at-risk youth Mandarin language skills, but some residents view it with skepticism.
3 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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