车同轨,书同文

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: same ruts for carriages, same script for writing

In the Qin Dynasty, Emperor Qin Shihuang standardized the width of roads, and the writing system. Today, this phrase refers generically to implementing universal standards.

Idiom[edit]

车同轨书同文 (simplified, Pinyin chē tóng guǐ, shū tóng wén, traditional 車同軌,書同文)

  1. universal standards