【www.nmgzasp.com--自考资讯】[中国手语国家标准公布] National standards for sign language in China have been released after seven years of study by the State Language Commission, reports the Beijing News. 新京报报道，国家语委经过7年的研究近期发布了手语国家标准，
The National List of Common Words for Universal Sign Language, which will be implemented1 starting from July 1, is the first of its kind in China, according to the report. Based on the most popular reference books about Chinese sign language, the list contains 5,000 common words in daily usage. It is expected to help disabled people around the country to communicate more effectively. The report says that precise expressions for many new concepts have been included in the standards, which greatly improves its usefulness. A more sophisticated version of the standards containing 8,000 words will be released in September, according to the State Language Commission. Currently, there is no universal sign language used worldwide, except for one that is only used at international meetings.