liáo distant; faraway


Alternative traditional form of character:

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Provinces

辽宁 Liaoning

Cities

通辽 Tongliao, Inner Mongolia
双辽 Shuangliao, Jilin
辽源 Liaoyuan, Jilin
辽阳 Liaoyang, Liaoning

lìng to order; to command; an order


Full information for
Chinese Chess

Chinese Chess

Culture

Like most other things the Chinese invented their own version of the chess board game. There are strong reasons to suppose that the Chinese game Xiangqi or 'elephant game' is closer to the original form. The absence of a 'queen' piece and the strange rules for 'cannons' make this just as challenging a game as the version played in the West.
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