I have taught one or two students from China on this platform. I have always been surprised [pleasantly] by how interested the Chinese are in learning English. Despite the fact that Chinese and English are completely different, I have been impressed by their command of the written language, although, due to the way English is taught in China, their spoken command of the language is not as good as their written command of the language. I have always found the Chinese to be polite, but forthright and even if you make a stumbling effort to say a few words in Chinese, they react with great warmth and friendliness. I have been most favourably impressed by the Chinese students I have taught and if they are a fair representation of the Chinese people in general, I can only say I am a Sinophile!