【参考译文】Chinese language is one of the most time-honored languages in the world. Legend has it that CangJie created the Chinese characters, which formed the common root for Chinese people. Chinese, from the inscriptions on bones or tortoise shells in the earliest times to the simplified characters in the present, has been the thread along the progress of Chinese nation. It has forged the common spirit of the Chinese nation. For example, Chinese calligraphy requires every stroke to be flexible and complementary to each other so that in combination these strokes form the harmonious whole. It is a vivid symbol of Chinese people’s modesty and inclusiveness, cooperative and win-win mindset.
Chinese is a philosophical language, with many characters entailing profound meaning based on their ingredients of significance. For instance, “integrity” (信)in Chinese is composed of two parts: person (人) and word (言), signifying that a person should be as good as his word. It is the basic principle for Chinese people to conduct themselves and for China to coexist with other nations in the world. Chinese language enjoys worldwide renown of elegance and conciseness. It develops from pictograph to the calligraphic art for general appreciation, which is quite unique in the world.