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Cress, China has a very official 8-year plan that started in 2000 to have ALL its street and direction information signs also in English by 2008.

And why? Because of the Beijing Olympics.

As you could figure, it's major cities, capital cities, ports and highways linking them first; also populous provinces first, then the less populous; also the biggest tourist areas first; and so on.

Cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhon, Shenzhen will get first attention.

So if they don't finish it by 2008, the areas lacking will be the smaller cities, the minor roads, and the non-tourist attractions.

Cool!, I'd say.

Ganni, do you see this happening in Guangdong province?

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