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Literary Chinese as a language is spoken in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and some other countries with the script Han.
Literary Chinese is one of the offical language of Mainland China and Taiwan and the second official language of Hong Kong. It is a nationally recognised language in Macau. It is also spoken in Malaysia, Singapore, United Nations and APEC.
Literary Chinese is 8th most spoken language in India and 3rd most spoken language in China. It is spoken by 6 million speakers all over the world.
Literary Chinese should be added in Wikinews so the Literary Chinese speakers also can utilise the wiki.
- A little Oppose, because of the rejected Requests for new languages/Wikinews Latin, I don't think that Wikinews in historical languages are eventually allowed. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:24, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
- As Steven mentioned in , this test project is likely to be rejected, but I would still love to mention the major contributions @Davidzdh, 丁子君, and Yanteng3: to let them say if they're having interests or not. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 21:52, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
- Support，I'm administrator at Literary Chinese Wikipedia.Students must study Literary Chinese in China.I think this project could be creative.--WAN233 (talk) 22:29, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
- Oppose Wikinews is a mordern languages coordination project, not suitable for ancient, extinct and/or historical languages. --22.214.171.124 01:16, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
- Support Literary Chinese has been learned and written until now. And we have the confidence to build Wikinews Literary Chinese well. - I am Davidzdh, an administrator of Literary Chinese Wikipedia, 15:33, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
- Support As we can see in the zh-classicalwp, the Wikimedians using Literary Chinese is a highly active community, and their interest and will to contribute on recent events is abundant enough to support the lzhwn. --丁子君, an admin of Classical Chinese Wikipedia (talk) 15:45, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
- It is also worthy to mention that, the 維基大典:世事 is a project currently within the zh-classicalwp that is written under the form of Wikinews, and its establishment has been supported by all admins in its request to be written in its current form. Currently it has 9 pages and is to be expected to continue to be active. --丁子君 (talk) 16:16, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
- @丁子君: I'm confused by your explains, what exactly are you asking for? To let this project migrated from Literary Chinese Wikipedia, so in potential there will have lzh.wikinews.org if one day policy re-allows this? Or just contribute at Wikipedia as a combined project is enough, and the Incubator test project is weird? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 22:14, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
- @Liuxinyu970226: I apologize for not explaining this clearly enough. I was trying to say that if lzhwn project is established, there will be enough contributors and contributions; As for the project within the zh-classicalwp, migrating to the incubator could be an option, as long as there is a possibility that the incubator project would be created some day.--丁子君 (talk) 22:20, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
- Oppose If Latin can even not have a Wikinews per langcom policy, then why for lzh? --2409:8902:9021:3DF1:A3DD:8834:8A97:9962 03:23, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
- CommentThere is no doubt that this proposal will be rejected by the language committee because it's not conform to the Language proposal policy#Specific issues: "ANCIENT OR HISTORICAL LANGUAGES: ONLY WIKISOURCE wikis in ancient or historical languages ARE ACCEPTED".--el caballero de los Leones (talk) 04:03, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
To be transparent, WMF is not walking away from Wikinews as a concept at all. But to be equally transparent, Wikinews projects tend to be especially difficult to maintain. For that reason, LangCom is particularly reluctant to consider policy exceptions for Wikinews projects. My personal recommendation is to continue to run the news subproject (lzh:分類:既刊) that you mentioned above and let it thrive there. If it truly becomes big enough within the lzh Wikipedia that you think it should be spun off, LangCom may be willing to consider that question at that point in time. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:46, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
- Note: there are only a few pages in the test project on Incubator. But if you'd like to have them moved into the lzh Wikipedia somewhere, we can arrange that. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:46, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
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