01 Sep '12, 3am

Expats in Singapore prepare their kids for the Chinese century

Expats in Singapore prepare their kids for the Chinese century

SINGAPORE, Singapore - All parents want to prepare their children for the future. For some expatriate parents in Singapore that means teaching their children Mandarin. As far back as 25 years ago, US investor Jim Rogers already believed China would be the next economic superpower and young people the world over should prepare for the future by learning Mandarin. Now 69, the billionaire had a chance to practise what he preached when he moved in 2007 to Singapore with his wife Paige Parker, 43. In search of an ideal place to bring up his kids, he visited Shanghai and Hong Kong but opted for Singapore. Their daughters Happy, now nine, and Baby Bee, four, are studying in public schools in Singapore, which promotes mastery of Mandarin as part of its own ethnic Chinese heritage and, more pragmatically, to give its people economic opportunities. "Singapore has the best education ...

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