The new language law of the People's Republic of China

Zhichang Xu, Andy Kirkpatrick

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The first language law to be compiled in China was published late last year in the journal, Hanzi Wenhua. Here we provide some background to the law, a translation of it and some notes. We also include a brief commentary on the law by the Hanzi Wenhua editors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-15
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Language Matters
VolumeJune 2001
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Language law
  • China
  • Chinese Putonghua

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