Dear Chinese friend,
I do not know yet know enough Chinese to discuss stock markets, economic problems, or swine flu. If you bring up these topics, and I'm staring at you blankly, it's because I have no idea what we are talking about.
Also--reciting ancient Chinese poems at me is not at all helpful to my Chinese study. If you also then insist we act out the ancient Chinese poem, I will be scared to meet with you ever again. Thank you for your consideration.