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Stephen Colbert Learns a Startling Fact About China's Educational System (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Mar 2nd 2011 5:45AM
Journalist and expert on China, Evan Osnos, was on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central), where he delivered a string of the sort of China-is-eating-America's-lunch factoids that we've all grown accustomed to hearing over the last few years.

"The Chinese are opening new colleges every day," Osnos explained to Stephen Colbert. "There are more Chinese kids right now learning English than there are American kids learning English. Think about that for a second."

"I don't want to think about that," Colbert responded. "That makes no sense to me. We invented English!"

Even if it largely speaks to there being a billion more people in China than there are in the United States, that is a startling fact.

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