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How Important Is Speaking Chinese For American Business?04:06

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tried to appeal to a Chinese audience recently by speaking in Mandarin. Some audience members appreciated the gesture, others did not. Derek Thompson of The Atlantic spoke with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about how many business leaders are learning Chinese, and whether it can help a business.


  • Derek Thompson, business editor for The Atlantic. He tweets @DKThomp.

This segment aired on October 23, 2014.

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