I served as an NGO diplomat around 2004, under a Catholic Cistercian abbot who was an inspiring German gentleman. We served causes in Cameroon and Burkina Faso, providing supplies and used vehicles. I also raised funds through a Chinese music collection through the help of a Chinese orchestra.
I watch news and variety programs from Taiwan and China, and often, there will be Caucasians who would speak perfect Mandarin, and have attended graduate programs in both these locales. This is no longer unique, but becoming commonplace.
Did you notice that there are more and more people learning a third language, apart from their mother tongue and a working language? Why?