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Chinese calligraphy: A thing of the past?

27 August 2014 Last updated at 01:02 BST

Along with gunpowder and paper, many people in China consider the creation of calligraphy to be one of their primary contributions to civilisation.

But is Chinese handwriting becoming a relic of history?

As Celia Hatton reports from Beijing, many people there are forgetting how to write their own language.