Facts about Chinese languages:
Chinese is one of the oldest languages still used today
One of the hardest languages to learn
835 million native speakers; 100 million second language speakers.
It is a family of closely related but mutually unintelligible languages.
Dialects includes: Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese (Yue), Min, Hakka, Xiang, and Gan
Mandarin is the main language of the government, media and education in China