Saturday, January 15, 2011

Phasing out dialects in Chinese prime time TV

Language Log | The Phasing out of Chinese “Dialects”:
CHINA - TV PROGRAMS with local dialects will be gradually phased out of prime time, Huang Sheng, vice governor of East China's Shandong province, said on Thursday at a provincial meeting to promote putonghua, or mandarin - the main spoken language in China - Shandong Commercial Times reported.
I'm guessing this doesn't bode well for the future of the Tibetan-language TV channel.
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