Simplified Chinese characters have replaced traditional ones in the evening Putonghua newscasts on the J5 channel. Photo: Nora Tam

Outrage over simplified Chinese characters in subtitles is much ado about nothing

The practicality to read both types of characters is far removed from politics and nothing to do with the “mainlandisation” of Hong Kong

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Simplified Chinese characters have replaced traditional ones in the evening Putonghua newscasts on the J5 channel. Photo: Nora Tam
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