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Major branch of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China

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Mandarin Chinese: Major branch of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China
Mandarin is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China. The group includes the Beijing dialect, the basis of Standard Mandarin or Standard Chinese. Because Mandarin originated in North China and most Mandarin dialects are found in the north, the group is sometimes referred to as the Northern dialects. Many local Mandarin varieties are not mutually intelligible. Nevertheless, Mandarin is often placed first in lists of languages by number of native speakers.

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AEC says Chinese Liberals signs won't be removed

Mandarin-language election signs in Melbourne, which are claimed to "trick" Chinese people to vote Liberal, have been criticised as a "massive rort".
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