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The Global Times headline, 'Chinese Vice Premier Stresses Popularization of Standard  ...

"BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Monday called for more efforts to popularize the standard Chinese language.


Addressing a symposium to mark the 15th anniversary of the Law on Standard Spoken and Written Chinese Language, Liu said popularizing the standard Chinese language could help boost social and economic development and safeguard national unification and unity among ethnic groups.


The language law, which took effect in 2001, sets Putonghua, or Mandarin, and standardized Chinese characters as the standard spoken and written forms of Chinese and China's official language.


Standard Chinese language should be basically popularized nationwide during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) period, Liu said, adding that efforts should be improved in ethnic and rural areas.


Liu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, called on the authorities to accelerate the standardization process and help improve the general public's ability to use standard Chinese.


Stronger efforts should be made to boost international communication and showcase the Chinese culture, she added."


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Vice Premier Liu Yandong called for Putonghua to be popularized throughout the 13th Five Year Plan which runs from 2016 to 2020, and efforts should be improved in ethnic and rural areas!
She even called on authorities to accelerate the standardization orocess and help imorove the general public's ability to use Putonghua!
Even the Vice Premier has come out to make that strong appeal, what more need I say!

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pnp Post time: 2016-9-13 12:07
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The Global Times headline, 'Chinese Vice Premier Stresses Popularization of Standard  ...

GT is quoting Xinhua.......

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dostoevskydr Post time: 2016-9-13 12:33
GT is quoting Xinhua.......

Regardless, it is a very timely call by the vice premier and completely in line with my call too!  I am totally vindicated!

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dostoevskydr Post time: 2016-9-13 12:31
"BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Monday called for more efforts  ...

Thanks for reproducing the full article;  it helps those who oppose my call to see their own short-sightedness!

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Law of the People's Republic of China on the Standard Spoken and Written Chinese Language


(Adopted at the 18th Meeting of Standing Committee of the Ninth National People's Congress on October 31, 2000 and promulgated by Order No. 37 of the President of the People’s Republic of China on October 31, 2000)

Contents

Chapter I General Provisions

Chapter II Use of the Standard Spoken and Written Chinese Language

Chapter III Administration and Supervision

Chapter IV Supplementary Provisions

Chapter I General Provisions

Article 1 This Law is enacted in accordance with the Constitution for the purpose of promoting the normalization and standardization of the standard spoken and written Chinese language and its sound development, making it play a better role in public activities, and promoting economic and cultural exchange among all the Chinese nationalities and regions.


Article 2 For purposes of this Law, the standard spoken and written Chinese language means Putonghua (a common speech with pronunciation based on the Beijing dialect) and the standardized Chinese characters.

Article 3 The State popularizes Putonghua and the standardized Chinese characters.

Article 4 All citizens shall have the right to learn and use the standard spoken and written Chinese language.

The State provides citizens with the conditions for learning and using the standard spoken and written Chinese language.

Local people's governments at various levels and the relevant departments under them shall take measures to popularize Putonghua and the standardized Chinese characters.

Article 5 The standard spoken and written Chinese language shall be used in such a way as to be conducive to the upholding of state sovereignty and national dignity, to unification of the country and unity of the nationalities, and to socialist material progress and ethical progress.

Article 6 The State promulgates standard norms of the spoken and written Chinese language, administers its use in the community, supports the teaching of and scientific research in the language in order to promote its normalization, enrichment and development.

Article 7 The State rewards the organizations and individuals that have made outstanding contribution in the field the standard spoken and written Chinese language.

Article 8 All the nationalities shall have the freedom to use and develop their own spoken and written languages.

The spoken and written languages of the ethnic peoples shall be used in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Constitution, the Law on Regional National Autonomy and other laws.

Chapter II Use of the Standard Spoken and Written Chinese Language

Article 9 Putonghua and the standardized Chinese characters shall be used by State organs as the official language, except where otherwise provided for in laws.

Article 10 Putonghua and the standardized Chinese characters shall be used as the basic language in education and teaching in schools and other institutions of education, except where otherwise provided for in laws.

Putonghua and the standardized Chinese characters shall be taught in schools and other institutions of education by means of the Chinese course. The Chinese textbooks used shall be in conformity with the norms of the standard spoken and written Chinese language.

Article 11 Publications in Chinese shall be in conformity with the norms of the standard spoken and written Chinese language.

Where foreign languages need to be used in publications in Chinese, necessary explanatory notes in standard Chinese shall be applied.

Article 12 Putonghua shall be used by the broadcasting and TV stations as the basic broadcasting language.

Where foreign languages need to be used as the broadcasting languages, the matter shall be subject to approval by the broadcasting and television administration under the State Council.

Article 13 The standardized Chinese characters shall be used as the basic characters in the service trade. Where both a foreign language and the Chinese language are used in signboards, advertisements, bulletins, signs, etc., as is needed by the trade, the standardized Chinese characters shall be used as far as the Chinese Language is concerned.

People working in the service trade are encouraged to use Putonghua when providing services.

Article 14 The standard spoken and written Chinese language shall be used as the basic spoken and written language in the following circumstances:

(1) spoken and written language for broadcasting, films and TV programs;

(2) written language for the facilities in public places;

(3) written language in signboards and advertisements;

(4) names of enterprises and other institutions; and

(5) packaging and specifications of commodities marketed in the country.

Article 15 The standard spoken and written Chinese language used in information processing and information technology products shall be in conformity with the norms of the State.

Article 16 Where the relevant provisions of this Chapter are concerned, local dialects may be used under the following circumstances:

(1) when State functionaries really need to use them in the performance of official duties;

(2) where they are used in broadcasting with the approval of the broadcasting and television administration under the State Council or of the broadcasting and television department at the provincial level;

(3) where they are needed in traditional operas, films and TV programs and other forms of art; and

(4) where their use is really required in the publishing, teaching and research.



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