Promotion of Putonghua

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A kindergarten in Shanghai with writing a propaganda slogan in the wall: "Let everybody speak Standard Mandarin, [and] standardize speech and spelling" (大家请说普通话,语言文字规范化), in order to promote Putonghua.

Promotion of Putonghua (Chinese: 推广普通话; pinyin: tūiguǎng Pǔtōnghuà) is a movement led by the government of China since the Communist Party come to the power. Currently, the Promotion of Putonghua is led by State Language Work Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会), a working organ which is the language regulator of People's Republic of China.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ 职责、历史沿革 委领导 (in Chinese) Archived 2014-12-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ 「推廣普通話的目的……同時也是為實現漢字的根本改革——走世界文字共同的拼音方向準備條件。」曹夫昂,文字改革工作問答。上海:上海教育工作社,1980年5月,第33頁。 (in Chinese)
  3. ^ 「偉大領袖毛主席在一九五一年指示我們:『文字必須改革,要走世界文字共同的拼音方向。』毛主席又指出,漢字的拼音化需要做許多準備工作,在實現拼音化以前,必須簡化漢字,以利目前的應用。一九五八年,毛主席還指示我們:『一切幹部要學普通話。』毛主席的這些指示,是我國文字改革的指導方針。」摘自署名文華的文章〈文字必須改革〉,刊於《人民日報》1973年7月6日第三版。 (in Chinese)