China avoids dialects on film, TV

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  1. antonkan
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    Well, the use of non-Mandarin Chinese dialect will disappear on Chinese television. Here's the news:

    Source: CBC News

    EDIT: Sorry, Dialects are not just subtitles, but I think it's spoken. I forgot to remove "Dialects are just like subtitles." Sorry about that!
     
  2. FAST6191

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    For giggles:
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/broad...ip-1449238.html

    Also see all the jokes about news anchormen anywhere in the world. Hell we even have the term "BBC accent" for a reason.

    Were I more interested in typing right now I would ponder the significance of the similar things that befell Ip Man (excellent Chinese martial arts film) a few months back.
     
  3. Hop2089

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    Very ridiculous at best, the Chinese government should embrace the dialects since it's part of Chinese culture.
     
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    True that. Mandarin Chinese is national spoken language of the People's Republic of China, while Simplified Chinese is the national written language in this country. There are other languages of China too, including the Mongolian language and the Tibetan language.
     
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    Thankfully, this isnt going to happen with HK.
    Because we can have our own rules.

    But we still have films that are dubbed in English here, and that's all i care about.
     
  6. FAST6191

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    I was fully aware of what I posted and when it was from; I was attempting to draw parallels.

    Although it is nice to see China catching up with the rest of the world rather than the other way around (I find it endlessly amusing to see people rail against the great firewall and then welcome the same thing when their government introduces it).