No language is spoken on a monotone. Variations of pitch are found in all languages. For the speakers of English, French or Italian they are musical features of speech. As in song, in speech the pitch can go up and down within an utterance and end rising, falling or flat.
Foreigners can enter and exit the Chinese mainland using one of eight visa types issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These eight are marked with phonetic letters D, Z, X, F, L, G, C, J-1 and J-2 respectively.