The cultivation of rice for food has been carried out in China for the last 10,000 years. Over this time about 50,000 different varieties have been bred selectively for every possible soil and climate type. Recently it has proved cheaper to import rice rather than grow it in China, so rather surprisingly China is a major importer of this staple food.
炮 pào cannon; firecracker
Made up of [火 huǒ fire, 包 bāo to cover; to wrap; to hold]
Fire gives the idea and 'bao' gives rough phonetic and onomatopoeia for the 'bang' of a fire cracker Full information for 炮
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