During which occasions should the National Standard Language be used?
(11.22.2007)

Section 8 of the "Regulations for Implementation" stipulates the occasions when Putonghua must be spoken. Putonghua should be the basic language spoken in the following circumstances:

(1) the official activities of government institutions;

(2) teaching and collective activities in schools and other educational institutions;

(3) broadcasting, hosting and interviewing by radio stations, TV stations, and for film, TV serials, audio-visual products in Chinese and verbal electronic publications; and

(4) various meetings, exhibitions, and large-scale activities that are held in the city.

The city government should take measures to promote the use of Putonghua in the public service industry.

Section 11 of the "Regulations for Implementation" stipulates the occasions when Standard Chinese characters must be used. Standard Chinese characters should be the basic characters used in the following circumstances:

(1) the official activities of governmental institutions;

(2) teaching in schools and other educational institutions;

(3) publications that are published in the city;

(4) films and TV screens;

(5) titles, signboards of legal persons and other organizations;

(6) advertisements, facilities in public areas;

(7) service wording of the public service industry;

(8) Chinese IT products that are designed and produced in the city, web pages of websites that are registered in the city;

(9) packaging and instructions of merchandise that are on sale in the city; and

(10) various meetings, exhibitions, and large-scale activities that are held in the city.