Edit: I changed the thread a little but it fundamentally asks the same thing. It was a little more general before but I thought the wording was too confusing so I just made it specific
I can't remember where but I've read somewhere that Chinese IB aspirants who can't speak fluent Chinese are looked down on/seen as worse applicants by employers/interviewers (applies to other minorities too). I've also heard it from someone in person but they don't work in finance.
One of the reasons I saw is that apparently it would hurt my ability to do business in China (their reasoning being that a non-Chinese person with no fluency in Chinese is looked at much differently than a Chinese person with no fluency in Chinese language)
Are these true? Insights on minorities/foreign language fluency would be appreciated.