Q0. What Is Internet-Chinese® ?
A0. Simply, Internet-Chinese® Is Mandarin-Chinese™.
Q1. But what is Mandarin-Chinese?
A1. Mandarin-Chinese is Peking dialect written with the Pinyin Alphabet of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Q2. And what is Pinyin Alphabet?
A2. Pinyin Alphabet is the same 26 English Letters used to standardize the pronunciation of all Chinese characters, both modern simplified and the ancient traditional.
Q3. Who standardized Chinese Pinyin alphabet?
A3. People’s Congress of the PRC in Beijing, 1958.
Q4. And who simplified the ancient beautiful traditional Chinese Characters and why?
A4. Standardized by the Chinese Language Reform Committee, mandated by the same PRC Congress.
Q5. And what is the real intent of Chinese Language Reform?
A5. Chinese Language Reform has 3 reasons: (i) Spread Mandarin as the Standard General Speech in class rooms, workplaces and mass media. (ii) Use Pinyin to speed up the learning of Chinese characters. And (iii) Simplify Chinese characters to modernize global education and for world communication.
Q6. Who, besides China uses Pinyin for communication?
A6. Pinyin was adopted in 1979 by the United Nations, since then foreigners everywhere are learning Mandarin Pinyin, for worldwide cultural interchanges and international communications.
Q7. In this worldwide cultural interchanges, does that mean China is going to abandon her ancient, beautiful Chinese Characters?
A7. Oh, no. On the contrary, as 1421 website Synopsis of Evidence attests that in worldwide cultural interchanges, the beauty of Chinese Characters will spread along with English letters to every rural corner and to all school children of our Global Internet Village, from East to West.
Q8. Does that mean everyone must learn both Chinese characters and English letters? But why?
A8. Yes, both. And why not! Since both Chinese characters and English letters carry beauty and truth. Ultimately beauty is truth, and truth, beauty, and we need to teach our children, their teachers and everyone else the truth about Multilingual Information Education (MIE), really needed in classrooms, work, games, adventures and travels throughout our life.
Q9. Do you have evidence that MIE is coming fast on the Internet?
A9. Yes. In USA: State of Utah passed Educational State Law S.B. 57 that included Mandarin-Chinese for all Kindergarten and elementary schools and on EDNET. In PRC: Department of Education mandates the regular teaching of English language to all 100 million school students K-12 throughout China, along with the learning of Mandarin Pinyin and 2,600 Chinese Characters! (Just think of it, more students are studying English in China than in all the British isles).
Q10. It all sounds exciting, but when and where can I start my own multilingual MIE Adventure as an individual?
A10. As a matter of fact, today (record the date), you’ve already started on your own multilingual MIE adventure on the Internet by reading an introduction of 1421 in trilingual format. (see web section)
N.B.Internet-Chinese® is the only standardized linearized script of square traditional Chinese Characters (Sinography) by China Association of Standardization (see CAS website and Internet-Chinese website).