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Should dialects be allowed on air?

( Updated: 2015-07-27 13:48

Editor's Note: Popular TV host Wang Han has reportedly invested about US$740,000 in a project to research, preserve and promote the Hunan provincial dialect. Chinese TV anchors are required to speak Mandarin as part of their work, but should dialects be allowed on air? Share your views by emailing

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Each citizen has the right to decide which kind of language they are going to speak, and similarly, TV and radio stations have the right to decide whether dialects or putonghua will be used in their programs. The popularity of some dialects in some areas such as Guangdong areas will not challenge the dominant role of Mandarin in the whole country.

Should dialects be allowed on air?

Famous TV host Wang Han. [Photo/IC]

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