Lack of easy access to information in Mandarin about investment, education and immigration in Canada is weakening our relationship with China. The result is missed jobs, missed connections and missed profits, according to Globe and Mail. In the space of a decade, China s netizens, as Internet users are called, have swelled to 457 million from 22 million. Put another way, the number of Chinese people online today is about equal to the population of 13 Canadas and type in the Mandarin words for invest and Canada into the popular search engine Baidu, and an official Canadian government website doesn t appear until the 25th link. By comparison, a search for invest and Australia leads directly to a government website slickly tailored for exporters, buyers and investors. Consider that, in the immigration industry alone, mainland China has an estimated 400 private consultant firms with multimillion-dollar revenues. While the rise of this business is complex, it s fed in part by the dearth of Mandarin language resources. (www.immigrantscanada.com).
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