jīng eye; eyeball

Made up of [ eye radical 109, qīng green; blue radical 174]

Note

The eye radical suggests it is 'eye' related and 'green/blue' suggests iris of eye as well as the phonetic
Number of strokes 13

Related characters


Using : kàn (look) dé (virtue) xiāng (each other) pàn (to hope for) dùn (shield) zhí (straight) mào (to emit)
Using qīng : qíng (affection) jīng (refined) qǐng (please) qīng (clear) qíng (clear sky)

Sounds same

jīng (capital) jīng (refined) jīng (Classic) jīng (to start)

Different tone

jǐng jǐng (well) jǐng (bright)

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Fri 1st Dec 2017

Grave robber given the death sentence

China can not be accused of taking the digging up of historical artifacts from burials lightly. It has always been culturally important to respect the graves of the dead as many still believe the ancestors pass judgment on their families. China has many ancient tombs some containing valuable ornaments and jewelry, particularly in northern China.

Yao Yuzhong from Inner Mongolia has been found guilty of grave robbing - not just himself but heading up a gang numbering 225 people. He now has two years to mount an appeal and even if he loses that, he may have his sentence commuted to life imprisonment for good behavior.


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Mon 1st Jan

Elephants receive more protection in 2018

For a very long time ivory from Africa has been smuggled into China where after it is carved it is often falsely labeled 'antique' so it can be sold. With increasing affluence in China the market in ivory had grown with the result that poachers in Africa have established a lucrative illegal market.

Moves by the Chinese government have driven the trade underground and the price for ivory has dropped and from 1st January 2018 a total ban on ivory trade is to be enforced involving the shutting down of the few remaining workshops.

China used to have a considerable population of Asian elephants but killing and habitat erosion has now restricted the pachyderms to only a few places in Yunnan. There are believed to be only 250 of them but numbers have started to rise.


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