Zambia’s state-owned newspaper, Times of Zambia, left many of its patrons confused following the publication of one article in Chinese, instead of English.
The Tuesday edition of the paper was bought by many patrons, only to realise that the paper had published an article in Mandarin.
Mandarin is the officially adopted language for all of China, and is mostly spoken in the capital city, Beijing.
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The Chinese article in the state-owned newspaper was reportedly written by one Steven Zande and titled ‘We’ve still got it”.
Meanwhile, the English version of the story was published as the main story of the day.
The article centred on Zambia president, Edgar Lungu’s pledge to maintain the country’s interest in dealing with donors from both the east and west.
This followed the arrest of a Chinese national, who was caught allegedly giving illegal military training to a security firm.
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The situation of China in the country has led to massive outrage from many Zambians, who believe that the Asian nation is over-dominating the affairs of their country.
The publication of an article by the state-owned Times of Zambia in Chinese language has led to may Zambians wondering if Mandarin has been added to the country’s national languages.
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