Google doodle on jan 13, 2018 (in honor of zhou youguang) Why google honors him: zhou youngua(cid:374)g is k(cid:374)o(cid:449)(cid:374) as (cid:862)the father of pi(cid:374)yi(cid:374)(cid:863), the chi(cid:374)ese pho(cid:374)etic la(cid:374)guage. Do you know any words in the chinese origin: examples of loanwords from the chinese language. Basic facts about chinese langauge: chinese language is spoken in mainland china, hong kong, taiwan, macau, singapore and other regions with chinese communities. About 1/5 of the (cid:449)orld"s population, or approximately 1. 8 billion people in the world speak chinese as their native language: the standard language of chinese is putonghua( common language) and is the official standard language based on beijing dialect. It is called guoyu( , national language) in taiwan, and huayu( , chinese language) in singapore and malaysia: standard chinese, or mandarin is also one of the six working languages of the united. Simplified forms: when did the simplified system of writing began to be used officially in mainland.