Definitions for China
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China, People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist China, Red China, PRC, Cathaynoun
a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
high quality porcelain originally made only in China
Taiwan, China, Nationalist China, Republic of Chinanoun
a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong
dishware made of high quality porcelain
A country in East Asia, officially named the People's Republic of China.
A region in East Asia comprising the areas governed by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
The civilization of the Chinese people.
Etymology: From چین, probably from चीन.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
China ware; porcelain; a species of vessels made in China, dimly transparent, partaking of the qualities of earth and glass. They are made by mingling two kinds of earth, of which one easily vitrifies; the other resists a very strong heat: when the vitrifiable earth is melted into glass, they are completely burnt.
Etymology: from China, the country where it is made.
Spleen, vapours, or small pox, above them all,
And mistress of herself, tho’ china fall. Alexander Pope, Epist. ii.
After supper, carry your plate and china together in the same basket. Jonathan Swift, Directions to the Butler.
China, officially known as the People's Republic of China, is a country located in Eastern Asia. It is the world's most populous country, boasting more than a billion residents. Known for its rich history and diverse culture, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations with a wealth of tradition, historical sites such as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City, and inventions that have shaped the world. Its capital is Beijing, and its largest city is Shanghai. In addition to being a cultural and historical hub, China is a significant global player in terms of business and politics. It has one of the world's largest economies and is a leading voice in multiple international organizations. Furthermore, "China" can also refer to high-quality porcelain or ceramic ware, which originated from the country.
a country in Eastern Asia
china ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. See Porcelain
China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities, and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions. The PRC also claims Taiwan – which is controlled by the Republic of China, a separate political entity – as its 23rd province, a claim controversial due to the complex political status of Taiwan and the unresolved Chinese Civil War. Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometres, China is the world's second-largest country by land area, and the third or fourth-largest by total area, depending on the definition of total area. China's landscape is vast and diverse, with forest steppes and the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts occupying the arid north and northwest near Mongolia and Central Asia, and subtropical forests prevalent in the wetter south near Southeast Asia. The terrain of western China is rugged and elevated, with the Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan mountain ranges separating China from South and Central Asia. The Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, the third- and sixth-longest in the world, have their sources in the Tibetan Plateau and continue to the densely populated eastern seaboard. China's coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 14,500 kilometres long and is bounded by the Bohai, Yellow, East and South China Seas.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
chīn′a, n. fine kind of earthenware, originally made in China: porcelain.—ns. Chin′a-bark, a common name of cinchona bark (derived not from the empire of China, but from. Kina or Quina, the Peruvian name of cinchona—see Quinine); Chin′a-clay, a fine white clay used in making porcelain; Chin′a-grass (Bœhmeria nivea), a small shrubby-like plant, allied to the nettle, native to China; the fibre of this plant used for making ropes and cordage, and also in China for the manufacture of grass-cloth; Chin′a-ink (see Ink); Chin′aman, a native of China; Chin′a-root, the root-stock of a Chinese shrubby plant, formerly used in Europe medicinally, but still in the East as a remedy in rheumatic or syphilitic cases; Chin′a-rose, a name applied to several varieties of garden roses; Chin′a-shop, a shop in which china, crockery, &c. are sold; Chin′a-ware, porcelain-ware; Chinee′, a Chinaman.—adj. Chinese′, of or belonging to China.—China aster (see Aster).
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
which, with Tibet, Mongolia (from which it is separated by the Great Wall), and parts of Turkestan, forms the Chinese Empire; is a vast, compact, and densely peopled country in Eastern Asia; bounded on the N. by Mongolia; W. by Tibet and Burmah; S. by Siam, Annam, and the China Sea; and E. by the Pacific. In the W. are lofty mountain ranges running N. and S., from which parallel ranges run E. and W., rising to greatest height in the S. Two great rivers traverse the country, the Hoang-ho and the Yangtse-kiang, the latter with many large lakes in its course, and bearing on its waters an innumerable fleet of boats and barges. Between the lower courses of these rivers lies the Great Plain, one of the vastest and richest in the world, whose yellow soil produces great crops with little labour and no manure. The coast-line is long and much indented, and out of it are bitten the gulfs of Pe-che-lee, the Yellow Sea, and Hang-chou. There are many small islands off the coast; the mountainous Hainau is the only large one still Chinese. The climate in the N. has a clear frosty winter, and warm rainy summer; in the S. it is hot. The country is rich in evergreens and flowering plants. In the N. wheat, millet, and cotton are grown; in the S. rice, tea, sugar, silk, and opium. Agriculture is the chief industry, and though primitive, it is remarkably painstaking and skilful. Forests have everywhere been cleared away, and the whole country is marvellously fertile. Its mineral wealth is enormous. Iron, copper, and coal abound in vast quantities; has coal-fields that, it is said, if they were worked, "would revolutionise the trade of the world." The most important manufactures are of silk, cotton, and china. Commerce is as yet chiefly internal; its inter-provincial trade is the largest and oldest in the world. Foreign trade is growing, almost all as yet done with Britain and her Colonies. Tea and silk are exported; cotton goods and opium imported. About twenty-five ports are open to British vessels, of which the largest are Shanghai and Canton. There are no railways; communication inland is by road, river, and canals. The people are a mixed race of Mongol type, kindly, courteous, peaceful, and extremely industrious, and in their own way well educated. Buddhism is the prevailing faith of the masses, Confucianism of the upper classes. The Government is in theory a patriarchal autocracy, the Emperor being at once father and high-priest of all the people, and vicegerent of heaven. The capital is Pekin (500), in the NE. Chinese history goes back to 2300 B.C. English intercourse with the Chinese began in 1635 A.D., and diplomatic relations between London and Pekin were established this century. The Anglo-Chinese wars of 1840, 1857, and 1860 broke down the barrier of exclusion previously maintained against the outside world. The Japanese war of 1894-95 betrayed the weakness of the national organisation; and the seizure of Formosa by Japan, the Russo-Japanese protectorate over Manchuria and Corea, the French demand for Kwang-si and Kwang-tung, enforced lease of Kiao-chau to Germany, and of Wei-hai-wei to Britain (1898), seem to forebode the partition of the ancient empire among the more energetic Western nations.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The “Celestial Empire,” in Eastern Asia, for which the Chinese annals claim an antiquity of from 80,000 to 100,000 years B.C., is allowed to have commenced about 2500 B.C.; by others to have been founded by Fohi, supposed to be the Noah of the Bible, 2240 B.C. We are told that the Chinese were acute astronomers in the reign of Yao, 2357 B.C. Towards the close of the 7th century B.C. the history of China becomes more distinct. Thirty-two dynasties have reigned, including the present. See important cities of China throughout this work.
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Etymology and Origins
After Tsin, the founder of a great dynasty. Earthenware of a superior quality was first made in China; hence the name.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, China is ranked #29138 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The China surname appeared 813 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname China.
48.4% or 394 total occurrences were Black.
17.4% or 142 total occurrences were White.
14.5% or 118 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
13.5% or 110 total occurrences were Asian.
5% or 41 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.9% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'China' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2226
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'China' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3091
The numerical value of China in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of China in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
The Games as a standalone event have been run very well, and Team China did well. The organization has been phenomenal, but again, it depends on what perspective you're looking at. Are you just looking through that narrow lens ? Because if you're looking at Team China as a whole, the narrative( from Team China) is much more about Team China using these Games for sportswashing... I don't think Team China's really going to change people's perspective on Team China as a country.
Sarkis Izmirlian said in a statement. According to the bankruptcy filing, Baha Mar Ltd sent teams to Beijing three times over the last two months in attempts to salvage an agreement. The bankruptcy filing represents the latest setback for China State Construction, which was banned from participating in World Bank-funded projects for six years starting in January 2009, after the multilateral agency found that China State Construction had colluded in rigging bids for a Philippines road project. According to the bankruptcy filing, China State Construction claims that Baha Mar Ltd has withheld $ 140 million in funds it is owed, an assertion Baha Mar disputes. The Export-Import Bank of China, according to the filing, has refused to release approximately $ 112 million remaining in the $ 2.45 billion loan China Export-Import Bank extended for the project. The Bahamas, a country of about 353,000 people, has an economy heavily dependent on tourism, and Baha Mar Ltd was expected to create 5,000 new jobs when fully operational. The resort's projected annual payroll of $ 130 million would represent about 12 percent of the country's gross domestic product, the developer said in its court filing. It's an absolute disaster.
On the road to Mandalay Where the flyin' fishes play, An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the bay.
The result of this arbitration will not impact China's sovereignty, rights or jurisdiction over the South China Sea under historical facts and international law, from this ruling you can see the Philippines' aim in presenting the case is not to resolve the dispute. Its aim is to deny China's rights in the South China Sea and confirm its own rights in the South China Sea.
I had never expected that the China initiative would come to fruition in the form of a Ping-Pong team. (On first friendly overture by People's Republic of China)
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- خزف, الصينArabic
- porcellanaCatalan, Valencian
- porcelán, ČínaCzech
- porcelæn, KinaDanish
- Porzellan, ChinaGerman
- loza, ChinaSpanish
- Chine, porcelaineFrench
- Cina, porcellanaItalian
- 中国, チャイナシンバル, 磁器Japanese
- porselenNorwegian Nynorsk
- porcelana, China, louçaPortuguese
- фарфор, КитайRussian
- porcelan, bilurAlbanian
- porslin, KinaSwedish
- đồ sứ, sứ, Trung QuốcVietnamese
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