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The oldest evidence of Chinese writing to be confirmed is dated from the Shang Dynasty of 1200 to 1050 BC. However, there are single unconfirmed examples that date as far back as 6500 BC.

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Written language in China started in 1600 BCE. It is younger than Egyptian writing, but is still used nowadays.

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There have recently been discoveries of tortoise-shell carvings dating back to c. 6000

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The Chinese alphabet, which is basically a set of symbols, was never truly invented. The symbols evolved over time into the symbols they use today.

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