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More than three decades into China's reform and opening-up, a growing number of loan words have been absorbed into daily use, ranging from Wi-Fi to GDP, NBA and VIP.


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The phenomenon of mixing English words with the Chinese language, though seemingly stemming from laziness, in fact reflects a lack of confidence in the culture, said Du Chuijian, an expert in Confucianism at Capital Normal University in Beijing.


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"Protecting language purity with a xenophobic mentality is actually a kind of linguistic nationalism," it warned.


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In 2010, China Central Television also triggered a backlash when it changed the frequently used "NBA" into meizhilan, short for "American Professional Basketball" in Chinese.


As more foreign words enter the Chinese language, some people have cited the addition of Chinese words to the English language as evidence of language exchange.


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Some experts have suggested that the Chinese language is not as influential as English. They have advocated that the government formulate more specific guidelines on the use of borrowed words.


Though the public may choose what they like for daily use, the government still has the obligation to regulate the overuse of borrowed English words in official language, said Gao Jian, a professor from Shanghai International Studies University.


"Language is a very important manifestation of cultural identity and we should protect it from losing its appeal," Gao said.



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China is the world's largest car market, but its vehicle sales increased at their slowest rate in three years in 2015 as the country's economy encountered headwinds.


Auto makers sold 2.5 million vehicles in China last month, up 7.7 percent year-on-year, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said in a statement.


Vehicle sales traditionally peak in January, ahead of the Lunar New Year, the most important annual holiday in the country.


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BEIJING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Delegates to the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress started to arrive in Beijing Sunday morning.


The first delegation arriving from outside the capital is from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.


Li Feng'e, one of the delegates and a teacher in Inner Mongolia, said she was excited to attend the congress.

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