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The List of Commonly Used Characters in Modern Chinese (simplified Chinese: 现代汉语通用字表; traditional Chinese: 現代漢語通用字表; pinyin: Xiàndài Hànyǔ Tōngyòngzì Biǎo) is a list of 7,000 commonly used Chinese characters in Chinese. It was created in 1988 in the People's Republic of China.[1]

In 2013, the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters has replaced the List of Commonly Used Characters in Modern Chinese as the standard for Chinese characters in the People's Republic of China.[2]


  1. ^ 现代汉语通用字表 Archived 2016-11-23 at the Wayback Machine [List of Commonly Used Characters in Modern Chinese], Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, 26 Jan 1988.
  2. ^ 国务院关于公布《通用规范汉字表》的通知. (in Chinese). State Council of the People's Republic of China. 19 August 2013. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 4 September 2014.