« Last post by Mesozoic Mister Nigel on Today at 10:14:08 pm »
I was struck by this line:QuoteThe official line is that the new rules—which ban the use of wordplay in the press, broadcasts, and advertisements—are intended to uphold the sanctity of the Chinese language
Because even if we believe that that really is the reasoning behind it, that's still a pretty bad motivation given that China probably has the most backward-ass language of any noteworthy world power.
It does, does it? By what standard?
Just the one?
Becose commie slashes lines, primitive like wall paintings, duh.
I am rather hoping he has a better explanation, but I fear you may have nailed it.