Zhou Youguang, father of romanized Chinese, dies at 111

Saturday, 14 January 2017  (4 days ago)
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 Communist Party.

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