A committee member provided the following comment:
Neither LangCom nor the original proposer are aware of any established simple form of Chinese. Anyone wanting to create such a project as an experiment can do so at Incubator Plus. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 14:35, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
"Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin"). Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (3) Uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
I really like the idea of the Simple English Wikipedia, so I decided to create a Simple Chinese Wikipedia, Chinese is the world’s most widely spoken language and this will be a very good resource for people learning Chinese
TheChampionMan1234 (talk) 03:35, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
I guess there won't be such a thing unless the requestor shows it exists. --MF-W 14:21, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Strongly oppose - not utilizing manpower from the Chinese Internet community. --Carrotkit (talk) (zh-N, en-3, ru-1, uk-1) 09:25, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Strongly oppose per above as b:zh:Wikijunior:维基儿童 already writes simpler Chinese for younger children, though instructional rather than encyclopedic.--Jusjih (talk) 01:37, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
I also would benefit from a Simple Chinese wiki. Chinese is hard to learn and it would be great to not have to dive deep into it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 7:03, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Question from LangCom: Is there any evidence that there is a standard for simple/basic Chinese texts? Nobody has pointed to one here. (Calling @Champion, original requestor.) StevenJ81 (talk) 17:17, 16 July 2018 (UTC)