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Vehicle Registration Plates Of China
CHINA, officially the PEOPLE\\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA issues vehicles licence plates (Chinese : 牌照; pinyin : _pái zhào_) at its Vehicle Management Offices, under the administration of the Ministry of Public Security. Hong Kong and Macau , both of which are Special Administrative Regions , issue their own licence plates, a legacy of when they were under British and Portuguese administration. Vehicles from Hong Kong and Macau are required to apply for licence plates, usually from Guangdong , to travel on roads in Mainland China . Vehicles from Mainland China have to apply for Hong Kong or Macau licence plates to enter those territories. Taiwan , on the other hand, also has plates administered by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MoTC) in the Republic of China
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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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Vehicle Registration Plate
A VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATE, also known as a NUMBER PLATE (British English ) or a LICENSE PLATE ( American English ), is a metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle or trailer for official identification purposes. All countries require registration plates for road vehicles such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Whether they are required for other vehicles, such as bicycles, boats, or tractors, may vary by jurisdiction. The registration identifier is a numeric or alphanumeric ID that uniquely identifies the vehicle owner within the issuing region's vehicle register . In some countries, the identifier is unique within the entire country, while in others it is unique within a state or province. Whether the identifier is associated with a vehicle or a person also varies by issuing agency
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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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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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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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Special Administrative Regions Of China
The SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS (SAR) are one type of provincial-level administrative divisions of China directly under Central People\'s Government , which enjoys the highest degree of autonomy , and no or less interference by either Central Government or the Chinese Communist Party . The legal basis for the establishment of SARs, unlike the administrative divisions of Mainland China, is provided for by Article 31, rather than Article 30, of the Constitution of the People\'s Republic of China of 1982. Article 31 reads: "The state may establish special administrative regions when necessary. The systems to be instituted in special administrative regions shall be prescribed by law enacted by the National People's Congress in the light of the specific conditions"
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British Hong Kong
BRITISH HONG KONG (Chinese : 英屬香港) was the period during which Hong Kong was under British Crown rule from 1841 to 1997 (excluding the Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945). It was established as a Crown colony and later designated a British Dependent Territory in 1981. Hong Kong Island was ceded to Great Britain by the Qing dynasty of China after the First Anglo-Chinese War (1839–42). The Kowloon Peninsula was added to the colony after the Second Anglo-Chinese War (1856–60). Finally, in 1898, the New Territories were added under a 99-year lease
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Portuguese Macau
PORTUGUESE MACAU was the period of Macau
Macau
as a Portuguese colony and later, an overseas province under Portuguese administration from 1557 to 1999. Macau
Macau
was both the first and last European colony in China. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Military * 3 Gallery * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYPortuguese traders first settled in Macau
Macau
in the 16th century. In 1557 Macau
Macau
was rented to Portugal by the Chinese empire as a trading port. The Portuguese administered the city under Chinese authority and sovereignty until 1887, when Macau
Macau
became a colony of the Portuguese Empire . Sovereignty over Macau
Macau
was transferred back to China on 20 December 1999
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Guangdong
GUANGDONG (Chinese : 广东) is a province in South China , located on the South China Sea coast. Traditionally romanised as CANTON or KWANGTUNG, Guangdong surpassed Henan and Sichuan to become the most populous province in China in January 2005, registering 79.1 million permanent residents and 31 million migrants who lived in the province for at least six months of the year; the total population was 104,303,132 in the 2010 census , accounting for 7.79 percent of Mainland China 's population. The provincial capital Guangzhou and economic hub Shenzhen are among the most populous and important cities in China. The population increase since the census has been modest, the province at 2015 had 108,500,000 people
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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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Taiwan Province, People's Republic Of China
The People\'s Republic of China (PRC) claims the island of Taiwan to be part its territory under its Constitution as the TAIWAN PROVINCE. It is usually referred to by mainland media as the TAIWAN REGION or TAIWAN AREA. The PRC has never administered Taiwan: the Taiwan Area , including all of the contemporary Taiwan Province , is currently administered by the government of the Republic of China (ROC). However, because the PRC holds the view that it has succeeded the ROC entirely since 1 October 1949, it regards all boundary changes to Taiwan Province made by the ROC after that date (mainly the carving out of several cities as municipalities directly administered by the ROC government) to be illegitimate
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Ministry Of Transportation And Communications (Republic Of China)
The MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (MOTC; Chinese : 中華民國交通部; pinyin : Zhōnghuá Mínguó Jiāotōngbù) is a cabinet-level governmental body of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in charge of all policy and regulation of transportation and communications networks and administration of all transportation and communications operations and enterprises in Taiwan . CONTENTS * 1 Introduction * 2 Organization * 2.1 Internal Division * 2.2 External Division * 3 List of Ministers * 4 Access * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links INTRODUCTION Former Ministry of Transportation and Communications building in Nanjing
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Taiwan
TAIWAN (/ˌtaɪˈwɑːn/ ( listen )), officially the REPUBLIC OF CHINA (ROC), is a state in East Asia . Its neighbors include China (officially the People's Republic of China, PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taiwan is the most populous state that is not a member of the United Nations and the largest economy outside the UN. The island of Taiwan , formerly known as Formosa, was inhabited by Taiwanese aborigines before the 17th century, when Dutch and Spanish colonies opened the island to mass Han immigration. After a brief rule by the Kingdom of Tungning , the island was annexed by the Qing dynasty , the last dynasty of China. The Qing ceded Taiwan to Japan in 1895 after the Sino-Japanese War
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East Asian Gothic Typeface
GOTHIC TYPEFACES (simplified Chinese : 黑体; traditional Chinese : 黑體; pinyin : hēitǐ; Japanese : ゴシック体 goshikku-tai; Korean : 돋움 dotum, 고딕체 godik-che) are a type style characterised by strokes of even thickness and lack of decorations akin to sans serif styles in Western typography . It is the second most commonly used style in East Asian typography, after Ming . CONTENTS* 1 Characteristics * 1.1 Classifications * 2 Sans-serif typefaces in computing * 3 See also * 4 External links CHARACTERISTICSSimilar to Ming and Song typefaces , sans-serif typefaces were designed for printing, but they were also designed for legibility. They are commonly used in headlines, signs, and video applications
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