It’s not the first time the country’s media regulator has prescribed a favored language for use on TV and radio. But the notice, like a stone thrown into still waters, has produced many ripples and sparked heated discussion about China’s rapidly disappearing dialects.
More Shanghai residents can speak Mandarin than Shanghai dialect, according to a report released yesterday by the Shanghai Statistics Bureau.
China’s television and broadcasting watchdog has asked the country’s hosts and broadcasters to take the lead in promoting Mandarin.
Help is on the way for Mandarin- speaking children who suffer from speech impairments in Beijing as Australian experts will on Sunday begin a month-long training course for Chinese speech pathologists.
Nine Dalian citizens happen to be selected from 100s of candidates to obtain their genuine Dalian accents recorded for offspring.
By Xinhua authors Xu Lingui, Cheng Yunjie MAQU, Gansu, June 28 — According to many Tibetan herders, their children’s Tibetan language abilities might be dependent on cultural heritage, however their Mandarin abilities are directly associated with jobs and wealth. Dzamla, a parent of six in Maqu county, Gansu province, stated […]