If the student studied in Chinese primary school before and still reading mandarin papers/magazine/books in secondary level, he/she will ace the HSK level 5 or 6 without any problem..
For kwai loh school like the international school, a primary 6 SJKC student who get an A in UPSR will ace the IGCSE Mandarin exam (equivalent of O level), I am not kidding..
Many of my child's classmates and even her mandarin speaking cousins kind of influenced her NOT to take the Mandarin 'O' level. They thought it will be tough* and want to spend time concentrating on the 4?5? other Os. Not been given a choice by her financial, she took it and Lo & Behold! she Ace+'d it ...
38 Cina provincial cities' GDP are bigger than many developed angmo countries, if u take the delta regions, they will swallowed even that of Oz & Korean.
Bolehland GDP is that of a rural village sprouting somewhere along the silk road.
* I told her the Cambridge board is NOT to set it so tough that thousands of angmos around the world will fail it...QED.
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