With increasing internationalization there are more borrowed words, Internet terms and fashionable expressions. The 11th edition of Xinhua Zidia n mentions "bai bai", an analogue to the English greeting "bye-bye".
Xinhua Zidian remains a best-seller in the book market because of its quality and low price. In the face of challenges from e-publications, publisher Commercial Press commented it has confidence in this "evergreen book" because it keeps pace with the times.
Xinhua Zidian was originally compiled in 1953 by Xinhua Lexicon Society (now the Language Institute under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), with Wei Jiangong as its chief compiler.