nìng better; rather



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Provinces

辽宁 Liaoning
宁夏 Ningxia

Cities

南宁 Nanning, Guangxi
普宁 Puning, Guangdong
西宁 Xining, Qinghai
济宁 Jining, Shandong
宁波 Ningbo, Zhejiang

Proverbs

逢奸宁可玉碎,气正不求瓦全 féng jiān nìng kě yù suì, qì zhèng bù qiú wǎ quán It is better to die with honor than surrender
鸡犬不宁 jī quǎn bù ning All in turmoil and excitement
宁为玉碎,不为瓦全 nìng wéi yù suì, bù wéi wǎ quán Better to persevere than face destruction by standing out
宁做鸡头,不当凤尾 nìng zuò jītóu, bù dāng fèng wěi Better to be leader of a humble organization than the stooge of a grand one

Chinese Politburo

The top layer of government in China is the ‘Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Communist Party’ or SCP. The seven (previously nine) members are drawn from the Politburo of the Communist Party of 25 members. No woman has ever been a member of the SCP. All the key offices of state are held by members of the SCP (President, Premier etc.)
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