klown - 1:12 am on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)
Maybe, my Chinese girlfriend disagrees (English, French, Mandarin, and Shanghainese speaker). Luckily most local languages aren't important, there are very few online resources in each local language. The largest exception to this would be Cantonese which is still the language of choice in Hong Kong. In fact many Mainland Chinese end up speaking English instead of Mandarin while in Hong Kong.