I'm always curious to know, as the world develops and new words come into existence, how are they adopted by the Chinese language?
Is there some sort of government body that decides these sort of things, or is it just based on popular usage?
One example would be 'Internet' - did someone just decide that 网 would just be related to anything connected by a network, or is there someone somewhere who makes decisions about this?
What happens when more new terms/ideas are developed, and they need a name in Chinese?
I hope this question isn't too open ended, I'm just really curious to know how new words are added.