Little county's claim to fame: Its residents speak perfect Mandarin

BEIJING – Flanked by mountains with a view of the Great Wall just two hours from Beijing is a small county of 320,000 people that has a reputation of national and historical proportions.

Luanping, in north-eastern Hebei province, is known as the home of putonghua, or Mandarin, the main official language of the People’s Republic of China.

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