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The most important reason is to keep consistency with older dictionaries. 「難」 is listed under 「隹」, so there is no reason to change that for newer dictionaries with 「难」. The second most important reason is that 「又」 is not really a component of 「难」. 「又」 actually means something solid: It's a picture of a hand and is pronounced as yòu. Characters like 仅, 鸡, 欢, ...


You should refer to Table II of Final Table of Simplified Characters (简化字总表) for 14 simplified radicals. Although the table itself has been replaced since 2013, it is the only official reference for simplified Chinese radicals.

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