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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong actor's criticism of simplified Chinese character use stirs up passions online

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 04:19pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... in the mainland due to its use of simplified Chinese characters. Wong’s message has drawn both fierce criticism and passionate support from mainland and Hong Kong users of the Sina Weibo micro-blogging ... cultural exchange,” said one user identified as Happy Spear. The issue of simplified Chinese characters often touches the nerves of the people in Hong Kong, which along with Taiwan, uses ...

  2. Opinion sought on simplified characters list

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu The Ministry of Education is seeking public opinion on a draft list of simplified Chinese characters, and says it will not permit the use of traditional characters in the near ... is to standardise and regulate the use of simplified characters, and adapt to changing demands in the information age. The list comes with a comparison of simplified and traditional characters, which ...

  3. HK activists join fight against UN use of simplified characters

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... decades too late. A UN spokesman said the organisation had been using simplified characters since the 1970s, when Chinese representation on the world body switched from Taipei to Beijing. ... that the UN was about to abolish traditional characters. Mr Zhou, the chief inventor of the Pinyin system of Romanising Chinese characters, said it was only a matter of time before simplified ...

  4. Question of characters

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should Hong Kong continue using traditional Chinese characters or should we switch to the simplified ones? Tell us your views. Write to us. ...

  5. On Chinese characters, all in Hong Kong should be on the same page

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan A small educational institution I am involved with recently received a complaint: it teaches its young students to write Chinese using simplified characters. There is a lot ... and use; some people believe the simpler characters cut Chinese people off from part of their heritage. Nonetheless, the simplified form is now standard on the mainland, as it is in Singapore. ...

  6. News - China Insider

    Is using simplified Chinese a sin? Hong Kong actor triggers war of words

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 12:22pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Angry netizens interpret Anthony Wong's criticism of simplified characters as a HongKonger’s declaration of superiority over the mainland Chinese Hong Kong ... critics.     A Google search of “disabled Chinese” resulted in pages of rants against the “cultural invasion” from the mainland, allegedly embodied by the emergence of simplified characters ...

  7. Chinese claim win in fight for school

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur After scores of protests and memorandums, die-hard members of Kuala Lumpur's Chinese community have claimed victory in a seven-year battle to reopen a Chinese school ordered to close in 2001 because of 'noise pollution'. The real reason for the closure, opposition lawmakers alleged, was to satisfy a Chinese tycoon who wanted to develop ...

  8. Mainland censors mull banning English characters

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Beijing's plan to ban the use of Roman alphabetical characters- like those used in English- even in the names of tower blocks has angered critics. A month ago, the General Administration of Press and Publication banned the use of English words and abbreviations like WTO and 'e-mail' in the media as it threatened the 'purity' of the Chinese language. Now ...

  9. Drama makers play safe sticking with Louis Cha

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and the Sword, into English, said the fascinating stories and interesting characters made Cha's works great material for television dramas. 'His stories and characters feed off Chinese history ... and elements of traditional Chinese culture that Mr Cha includes in his stories,' he said. 'The point is that everyone in China knows these characters and stories, even if they have not read ...

  10. Change of character

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... of mainland reading on stands and store shelves. As simplified Chinese characters become more acceptable in Hong Kong, many readers are now turning to mainland publications that booksellers say tend ... some people who can read simplified characters will turn to mainland copies, as well.' He says there's an overwhelming choice of translated literature and philosophy from ...




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