Michael Churchman of Australia National University writes in China Heritage Quarterly about the Confucius Institutes and their policy of only teaching standard, simplified Mandarin Chinese to students around the world: It is...
by Paulina Hartono | Apr 10, 2009
Scholars at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences will soon release a set of revised simplified Chinese characters for adoption. From Xinhua: For the first time in nearly 20 years, China will issue a modified list of simplified...
by Michael Zhao | Apr 18, 2006
Compiled by EastSouthWestNorth (link): The United Nations decided to start using simplified Chinese characters in its official documents since 2008, fueling controversy in Greater China and among Chinese people elsewhere. There are different opinions about the decision, which can be seen from the two snapshots by Taipei Times and China Radio International (CRI), respectively below: […]
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