Activists in Inner Mongolia, which the local Mongolian-speaking population prefers to call Inner Mongolia, blew the whistle last week on a plan that will be implemented from September 2021 replacing Mongolian with Mandarin as the language taught and used in kindergartens. Although some original ambiguity existed on whether Mongolian would also be kept, as ancillary to Mandarin, local kindergartens clarified that “there will be no Mongolian.”
In fact, this is a general plan affecting all minorities: Tibetans in Tibet, Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities in Xinjiang/East Turkestan, ethnic Koreans, and so on. Here is a full English translation of the Ministry of Education’s document, dated July 21, 2021, and published on June 23.
The quickest way to destroy a people and a culture is to kill its language, starting with small children and kindergartens. It is part of Xi Jinping’s great plan of universal “sinicization,” that the victims call “cultural genocide.”