Info signs in Chinese were spotted at the Minsk railway station. The Chinese has been added to the Russian and English languages.
Is it high time to learn Chinese?
A photo showing a sign with the inscription “Cashiers” is making the rounds on the Belarusian sector of the internet.
На жд уже тоже китайский. Вспоминаю все одного китайца, который мне года 2 назад говорил, что скоро китайский придется выучить всем pic.twitter.com/v3N5PtPSkR
— miss Обломова (@ymared) March 5, 2018
“I remember a couple of years ago one Chinese man who told me that soon everyone would have to learn the Chinese language,” one Twitter user said.
Recall that in October last year, the Minsk National Airport started duplicating information for Chinese passengers.
Several months later Belarusbank also added Chinese to the language menu in its ATMs.
The largest commercial bank in Belarus explained their decision by helping Chinese guests to feel more comfortable when in Belarus.
The introduction of the Chinese language is directly linked to the fast-growing flow of passengers from China, as well as the construction of Belarus-China industrial park Great Stone.
In February this year Belarus and Hong Kong abolished visas for for the period of up to 14 days on a mutual basis.
Earlier Belarusians paid $30 for a visa to Hong Kong, while citizens of Hong Kong were able to take advantage of 5-day visa-free entry to Belarus.
Meanwhile, Belarus and China are considering the possibility of introducing 30-day visa-free entry.