You know things are bad in this country when the Chinese start feeling sorry for us. For example when they start offering free Mandarin lessons to anyone living in Ireland.
Okay, it's really just a clever marketing ploy, with a super-smart combination of SMS/Skype/Facebook and iPhone App teaching solutions.
I wonder could we sell them Irish lessons?
A polite 有劳/ǒuláo to those nice folks in China.