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Zhou Youguang's Pinyin writing system helped modernise China

​Zhou Youguang, a onetime Wall Street banker from China who developed Pinyin, a Romanized writing system that has helped more than 1 billion Chinese and countless foreigners learn to read and write..
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Agenola.com

Remembering the dissident who created Pinyin

Zhou Youguang, who died Saturday at 111, was an economist and critic of China's Communist government who nevertheless was ins -More- 

Inventor Who Made Chinese Easier To Read, Dies

The inventor of Pinyin, a system that converted Chinese characters into words with the Roman alphabet, died on Saturday. Zhou Youguang was 111 years old.

What you should know about China's Zhou Youguang, inventor of pinyin

Zhou Youguang, who in 1958 invented pinyin, the romanized spelling system that linked ancient Chinese writing to the modern age, died Saturday in Beijing. The system forever changed how the world..
Christian Science Monitor

Zhou Youguang, father of romanized Chinese, dies at 111

The economist-turned-linguist developed Pinyin, a writing system allowing Chinese characters to be spelled out with Roman letters. Later in life, Zhou became an outspoken critic of the Chinese..
Deutsche Welle

The father of pinyin, translater of encyclopedias and outspoken economist who denounced Marx

ZHOU YOUGUANG 1906-2017 Zhou Youguang, an economist-turned-linguist know as the father of the mainland’s pinyin system of romanisation for Mandarin who later become an outspoken critic of the..
S.China Morning Post

Linguist who simplified Chinese writing dies at 111

Zhou Youguang’s life spanned China's tumultuous twentieth century

Zhou Youguang, who made writing Chinese as simple as ABC, dies at 111

Zhou created the Pinyin system of Romanised Chinese, which vastly increased literacy in China and eased the agonies of foreigners studying the language.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

Germany to EU: Grill Italy over Fiat emissions

*Berlin:* Germany wants the European Union’s executive branch to question Italy over software that regulates emissions in Fiat diesel cars. The carmaker is regulated by Italy in the EU and has..

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