Does “NBA” Belong in Chinese Dictionaries?
More than 100 Chinese scholars have signed a letter of complaint over the inclusion of English words in the new sixth edition of Contemporary Chinese Dictionary. The scholars believe the inclusion of 239 English words in the dictionary, including NBA and the PM2.5 measurement for air pollution, violates regulations regarding standards for the Chinese language. The words take up 15 pages in the dictionary, which was published by the Commercial Pre...
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