Taiwan President Suggests Using Simplified Chinese Characters

From AFP:

President on Tuesday suggested that Taiwan adopt the simplified character set used in writing in China, in yet another indication of the island’s moving closer to its former arch-rival.

“We hope the two sides can reach a consensus on (learning to) read standard characters while writing in the simplified ones,” Ma told a visiting delegation of US-based Taiwanese community leaders.

“It is also our hope that the standard characters can be listed as World Heritage by the United Nations one day,” he said in a statement.

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