China is the country to provides unlimited job opportunities.
US government provides billions in federal funds to support American commercial activities in China.
China is the country where international relations is. Chinese is a critical language designated by Department of State.
That is where US politics is.
American schools and government officials are growing increasingly concerned by the lack of expertise in a language considered critical to national prosperity and security.
'The future does not speak French.' quoted from Newsweek Article.
Learning Chinese is a trend for next generation.
University students who do not study Chinese would just simply fall behind in competing with other college graduates with it.