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Postal Code Of China
POSTAL CODES IN THE PEOPLE\\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (simplified Chinese : 邮政编码(邮编); traditional Chinese : 郵政編碼(郵編); pinyin : yóuzhèng biānmǎ (yóubiān)) are postal codes used by China
China
Post for the delivery of letters and goods within mainland China
China
. China
China
Post uses a six-digit all-numerical system with four tiers: the first tier, composed of the first two digits, show the province , province-equivalent municipality , or autonomous region ; the second tier, composed of the third digit, shows the postal zone within the province, municipality or autonomous region; the fourth digit serves as the third tier, which shows the postal office within prefectures or prefecture-level cities ; the last two digits are the fourth tier, which indicates the specific mailing area for delivery
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Postal Code
A POSTAL CODE (also known locally in various English-speaking countries throughout the world as a POSTCODE, POST CODE, EIRCODE, PIN CODE or ZIP CODE) is a series of letters or digits or both, sometimes including spaces or punctuation, included in a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail . In February 2005, 117 of the 190 member countries of the Universal Postal Union had postal code systems. Although postal codes are usually assigned to geographical areas, special codes are sometimes assigned to individual addresses or to institutions that receive large volumes of mail, such as government agencies and large commercial companies. One example is the French CEDEX system
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China
CHINA, officially the PEOPLE\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia and the world\'s most populous country , with a population of over 1.381 billion . Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometres (3.7 million square miles), it is the world's second-largest state by land area and third- or fourth-largest by total area . Governed by the Communist Party of China , it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces , five autonomous regions , four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin , Shanghai , and Chongqing ) and the Special Administrative Regions Hong Kong and Macau , also claiming sovereignty over Taiwan . China is a great power and a major regional power within Asia, and has been characterized as a potential superpower
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Simplified Chinese Characters
SIMPLIFIED CHINESE CHARACTERS (简化字; _jiǎnhuàzì_) are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the _Table of General Standard Chinese Characters _ for use in mainland China . Along with traditional Chinese characters , it is one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language . The government of the People\'s Republic of China in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s in an attempt to increase literacy. They are officially used in the People's Republic of China and Singapore . Traditional Chinese characters are currently used in Hong Kong , Macau , and the Republic of China ( Taiwan )
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Traditional Chinese Characters
TRADITIONAL CHINESE CHARACTERS (traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字; simplified Chinese : 正体字/繁体字; Pinyin : Zhèngtǐzì/Fántĭzì) are Chinese characters
Chinese characters
in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. They are most commonly the characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan
Taiwan
, of Hong Kong and Macau
Macau
or in the Kangxi Dictionary
Kangxi Dictionary

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Pinyin
PINYIN, or HàNYǔ PīNYīN, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
in mainland China
China
, Malaysia
Malaysia
, Singapore
Singapore
, and Taiwan . It is often used to teach Standard Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters
Chinese characters
. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones . Pinyin
Pinyin
without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet
Latin alphabet
, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters. The pinyin system was developed in the 1950s by many linguists, including Zhou Youguang
Zhou Youguang
, based on earlier forms of romanization of Chinese . It was published by the Chinese government
Chinese government
in 1958 and revised several times
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China Post
CHINA POST, full name CHINA POST GROUP CORPORATION is the state-owned enterprise operating the official postal service of China
China
, which provides the service in mainland China
China
, excluding its special administrative regions , Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau
Macau
, which have their own postal service independent to the mainland's. The Corporation officially shares its office with the sub-ministry-level government agency State Post Bureau which regulates the national postal industry theoretically including the Corporation
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Mainland China
MAINLAND CHINA, also known as the CHINESE MAINLAND, is the geopolitical as well as geographical area under the direct jurisdiction of the People\'s Republic of China
China
(PRC). It generally includes Hainan
Hainan
island and excludes the special administrative regions of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau
Macau
, even though both are partially on the geographic mainland (continental landmass). The term "mainland China" was coined by the Kuomintang (KMT Party) after receiving control of Taiwan
Taiwan
from Japan
Japan
after World War II
World War II
. By 1949, the KMT-led Republic of China
China
(ROC) government was defeated in the Chinese Civil War and fled to the island of Taiwan
Taiwan
where the KMT pledged to "retake the Mainland"
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Provinces Of China
Provinces -------------------------Autonomous regions ------------------------- Special administrative regions Sub-provincial level Sub-provincial cities -------------------------Sub-provincial autonomous prefectures ------------------------- Sub-provincial city districts Prefectural level (2nd) Prefectural cities -------------------------Autonomous prefectures -------------------------Leagues -------------------------Prefectures (abolishing) Sub-prefectural-level Sub-prefectural cities -------------------------Provincial-controlled cities -------------------------Provincial-controlled counties ------------------------- Provincial-controlled districts County level (3rd) Counties -------------------------Autonomous cou
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Direct-controlled Municipalities Of China
A MUNICIPALITY is usually a single urban administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and state laws to which it is subordinate. It is to be distinguished from the county , which may encompass rural territory or numerous small communities such as towns , villages and hamlets . The term _municipality_ may also mean the governing or ruling body of a given municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district . The term is derived from French _municipalité_ and Latin _municipalis_
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Autonomous Regions Of China
Provinces -------------------------Autonomous regions ------------------------- Special administrative regions Sub-provincial level Sub-provincial cities -------------------------Sub-provincial autonomous prefectures ------------------------- Sub-provincial city districts Prefectural level (2nd) Prefectural cities -------------------------Autonomous prefectures -------------------------Leagues -------------------------Prefectures (abolishing) Sub-prefectural-level Sub-prefectural cities -------------------------Provincial-controlled cities -------------------------Provincial-controlled counties ------------------------- Provincial-controlled districts County level (3rd) Counties -------------------------Autonomous cou
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Prefectures Of The People's Republic Of China
Provinces -------------------------Autonomous regions ------------------------- Special
Special
administrative regions Sub-provincial level Sub-provincial cities -------------------------Sub-provincial autonomous prefectures ------------------------- Sub-provincial city districts Prefectural level (2nd) Prefectural cities ------------------------- Autonomous prefectures ---
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Prefecture-level City
Provinces -------------------------Autonomous regions ------------------------- Special administrative regions Sub-provincial level Sub-provincial cities -------------------------Sub-provincial autonomous prefectures ------------------------- Sub-provincial city districts Prefectural level (2nd) Prefectural cities -------------------------Autonomous prefectures -------------------------Leagues -------------------------Prefectures (abolishing) Sub-prefectural-level Sub-prefectural cities -------------------------Provincial-controlled cities -------------------------Provincial-controlled counties ---
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Hong Kong
HONG KONG, officially the HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION OF THE PEOPLE\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, is an autonomous territory on the Pearl River Delta of China. It has an area of 1,104 km2 and shares its northern border with the Guangdong Province of Mainland China . With around 7.2 million Hongkongers of various nationalities, Hong Kong is the world\'s fourth most densely populated country or territory . Hong Kong used to be a British colony with the perpetual cession of Hong Kong Island from the Qing Empire after the First Opium War (1839–42). The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 and acquired a 99-year lease of the New Territories from 1898. Hong Kong was later occupied by Japan during the Second World War until British control resumed in 1945
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Macau
MACAU (/məˈkaʊ/ ( listen ); 澳門; 澳门; literally: "Bay Gate"), also spelled MACAO, is an autonomous region on the western side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia
East Asia
. Macau
Macau
is bordered by the city of Zhuhai
Zhuhai
in Mainland China
China
to the north and the Pearl River Delta to the east and south. Hong Kong
Hong Kong
lies about 64 kilometres (40 mi) to its east across the Delta. With a population of 650,900 living in an area of 30.5 km2 (11.8 sq mi), it is the most densely populated region in the world. A former Portuguese colony, it was returned to Chinese sovereignty on 20 December 1999. Macau
Macau
was administered by the Portuguese Empire and its inheritor states from the mid-16th century until late 1999, when it constituted the last remaining European colony in Asia
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Hongkong Post
HONGKONG POST (Chinese : 香港郵政) is a government department of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
responsible for postal services , though operated as a trading fund . Founded in 1841, it was known as _Postal Department_ or _Post Office_ (Chinese : 郵政署) before the handover of Hong Kong in 1997. It is sub-member of the Universal Postal Union since 1877, and is a separate entity from China Post
China Post
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Postal history * 3 Post offices * 4 Post boxes * 4.1 Controversy * 5 Services * 5.1 Post * 5.2 Philately * 5.3 Other * 6 Incidents * 7 Achievements * 8 Postage rate * 9 Gallery * 10 See also * 11 References * 11.1 Citations * 11.2 Sources * 12 External links HISTORY General Post Office circa 1911
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