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Cheap Shots: Jon Huntsman Speaking Mandarin


Cheap Shots (tentatively titled) will be the blog component of The New Student Union, where you will find short pieces and random points of interest, such as this. Any feedback on the feature and the name is encouraged.

By Alex Biles, University of Michigan

Former United States Ambassador to China and Utah governor, Jon Huntsman, officially declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination yesterday. While his formal announcement speech was criticized by Charles Krauthammer last night on FOX News’ Special Report with Bret Baier and his fiscal record today by Club for Growth, his Mandarin is pretty damn hard to scrutinize. Some short video evidence below:

He also speaks some Mandarin in the first five minutes of this speech to the Asia Society on the importance of the Chinese language:

More on presidential candidates and foreign languages here.

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