Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Republic of
  • People's Republic of,A country of eastern Asia. Its civilization, founded by the Han people and traditionally dating to the third millennium BC, gave rise to a series of imperial dynasties and a flourishing culture whose influence extended throughout East Asia. Mongol invaders established a new dynasty that lasted from AD 1271 until 1368, when Han rule was reestablished. The last imperial dynasty, founded by a Manchu clan in 1644, was overthrown in 1912 and a republic was declared. After a bitter civil war (1946–1949), a Communist state led by Mao Zedong was established on the mainland, and the supporters of the former ruling party, the Nationalists, fled to Taiwan. Beijing is the capital and Shanghai the largest city.

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  • proper noun A country in East Asia, officially named the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国).
  • proper noun A region in East Asia comprising the areas governed by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
  • proper noun The civilization of the Chinese people.

Etymologies

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From Persian چینی (čīnī, "Chinese; porcelain"), compound of چین (čīn, "China") and the suffix ـی (-ī), from Middle Persian 𐭰𐭩𐭭 (čīn, "China"), ultimately from Sanskrit चीन (cīna).

Examples

  • EVOLVING AN INNOVATION MODEL FOR CHINA Here's how a multinational corporation evolves its innovation model for the China market.

    The New Shanghai Knights

  • And see guardian.co.uk/world/china for more coverage of China from the Guardian.

    Canon EOS5DmkII, One night in Beijing. on Vimeo

  • EVOLVING AN INNOVATION MODEL FOR CHINA Here's how a multinational corporation evolves its innovation model for the China market.

    The New Shanghai Knights

  • While the eye-witness testimonies to this one particular earthquake are unsettling to the nerves where one's china is fractured, let us remember that a few years ago, the real China was hit by a far larger earthquake.

    Earthquakes are a scientific event and nothing more

  • He told china dialogue: If China vowed to achieve their green energy target before America, it would engender competitive nationalism and set both economies on a clean energy fast-track.

    Jan McGirk: Wrong Revolution for a Hungry Planet That's Heating Up

  • EVOLVING AN INNOVATION MODEL FOR CHINA Here's how a multinational corporation evolves its innovation model for the China market.

    The New Shanghai Knights

  • He told china dialogue: If China vowed to achieve their green energy target before America, it would engender competitive nationalism and set both economies on a clean energy fast-track.

    Jan McGirk: Wrong Revolution for a Hungry Planet That's Heating Up

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'US Diplomats Lauded for china ties'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'A China Daily report on American diplomats receiving awards by China for US-China relations. '

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: US Diplomats Lauded for china ties

  • He gets himself a hot Chinese girlfriend. mark i hope the chinese people dont get all racist cause a black boy got a chinese girl in the movie. well i could be wrong since how they treated this biracial girl who comes from china Lou Jing shes half African-American and Chinese but she lives in China. the people in China racial abuse her cause she win a competition.

    Four Official Photos from The Karate Kid Remake | /Film

  • A minor aside: I noted with interest the "Oriental china" and "Chinese and other bronzes" as it may confirm that it was "our" Henry Lazarus who appeared before the Opium Commission in 1893 and was quoted as having said that he had been in business in China.

    Henry Lazarus

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