huǒ fire

Note

A representation of a fire with flames shooting up. As a radical it is represented by four fire dots at the bottom.
Number of strokes 4

Sounds same

huǒ (fire (as radical))

Different tone

huò (maybe)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form: huǒ

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 火
Stroke order for character 火, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

抱薪救火 bào xīn jiù huǒ Not solving a problem appropriately. Foolishness
城门失火,殃及池鱼 chéng mén shī huó, yāng jí chí yú A drastic action may unintentionally affect other people. Show consideration for all
刀山火海 dāo shān huǒ hǎi An extremely difficult and dangerous situation
飞蛾投火 fēi é tóu huǒ Heading for self destruction
赴汤蹈火 fù tāng dǎo huǒ Showing great courage and valour
隔岸观火 gé àn guān huǒ Just observing and not helping others when help is needed

Phrases

火车 huǒ chē train

Also

萤火虫 yíng huǒ chóng glow worm
Thu 3rd Aug

Border frictions with India

The shadow of the past continues to complicate the often fractious relations between the two most populated countries India and China. The current dispute is over a new highway being built in the 'Chinese' portion of land in the area bordering Nepal, Bhutan and India. The land borders were drawn up by the British and negotiated with the then Republican government in China not the current People's Republic and that is one of the problems; the Chinese perspective is that they never agreed to the line of the current border.

India, it is claimed moved up to 400 armed border forces 100m into Chinese territory at Doklam to obstruct a new road. Latest news suggests India has withdrawn many of these forces but tensions persist.

The current troop movements bring to mind the brief and little known Sino-Indian War in 1962 which had 2,000 casualties. The border dispute was over different territories along the border and China won that war. It all suggests that poor relations between China and India persist, China has always chosen Pakistan as its preferred ally in the region.


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