Taiwan was part of the UN until they decided to recognized PRC than ROC.Pangu said:I finally got enough time and patience to sit down and read the whole article. I don't know how many of you who responded actually read it. But in short, this has to do with the UNITED NATIONS decision to unify Chinese writing into one and make Simplified Chinese the standard by 2008. What that really means I don't know as the article didn't really go into detail. Obviously there is no way the UN can force ALL Chinese to use Simplified Chinese if they choose not to. Heck, right now Taiwan/ROC is not even part of the UN
Yeah but HK has one of the highest literacy rates in Asia.DasAutoKerl said:I can write / read both, but can't speak the Cantonese dialect, so it doesn't matter too much to me. :gaah:
Traditional, IMO looks a bit more..."traditional"...
The only benefit I can think of would be if they used a unified set of characters. Would make education a bit easier. Maybe reduce illiteracy rates?
Yes I am very well aware of that... Point is, today Taiwan/ROC is not part of the UN.WANCH said:Taiwan was part of the UN until they decided to recognized PRC than ROC.
Ugh, I hate it when people claim that using Traditional Hanzi, or just Hanzi in general, would decrease literacy rate. All they have to do is look at the the more developed regions that are using Hanzi such as Hong Kong (93.5%), Taiwan (96.1%), and Japan (99%) and notice that they all have very high literacy rate. Compare to say, Vietnam (90.3%) who uses Roman letters, you can tell there is a difference. Literacy rate has more to do with how well the country is doing economically rather than what writing script they are using.WANCH said:Yeah but HK has one of the highest literacy rates in Asia.