9: China’s official languages are Putonghua (standard Chinese) and Cantonese.
The statement is false. Putonghua is the only official language in China. Cantonese, although widely used in southern areas including Guangdong, is considered a local dialect rather than a recognized official language.
This was perhaps the most confusing part of the quiz, as only two of the eight participants guessed the right answer.
Massi thought that all of the languages shown on the yuan banknotes, including Putonghua and languages of the four ethnic minority groups, were official languages of China.
Alternatively, Valentine from Belarus was under the impression that China has three official languages: traditional Chinese, modern (simplified) Chinese and Cantonese.