Chinese families are very eager for their children to be exposed to English speakers whenever possible, and we of course are happy for our kids to be around Chinese speakers.
Everyone benefits, and cross cultural exchanges take place on many levels.
A 14 year old girl was at the party as well, and she told me that she normally goes to school from 7 am until 8 pm, then studies till midnite. Up again at 6 am, and at it again, 6 days a week. She has off on Sundays, but is usually in tutoring for English or music or other special lessons for part of the day. She had very short cropped hair, and told me the school made her cut her long hair, because it was their policy that everyone had to have short hair to go there. Amazing!
A story was read and lots of sugar was eaten…