rù to enter; to go into; to join

Note

Representation of an arrow head, with the meaning an arrow 'entering' flesh to create a wound
Number of strokes 2

Radical

Index 11 used in: quán (all)

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Different tone

rú (as)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

笨鸟先飞早入林 bèn niǎo xiān fēi zǎo rù lín It is important to be early to achieve success
不入虎穴焉得虎子 bù rù hǔ xué yān dé hǔ zǐ Great rewards require a great risk
出生入死 chū shēng rù sǐ Willing to risk one's life. Offer loyalty
入乡随俗 rù xiāng suí sú Take account of local people and opinions
想入非非 xiǎng rù fēi fēi Let imagination run wild
Tue 7th Mar

Urban plans change

Any recent visitor to China will have come away astonished by the pace of change. Huge, new buildings pop-up everywhere. The government has a strategy of planned construction of whole new urban centers. While the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) of Deng Xiaoping's era have prospered there is now more than example of how this strategy has failed to deliver. Ordos has been widely featured as a modern ghost town because a local boom from coal mining did not take place. Other developments within Tianjin, Kunming cities and at Yingkou, Liaoning have also failed to find take-up by companies. The government strategy seems to be moving from designating new cities to develop to following industrial development - only putting new urban cities where there is a demonstrable need for them.


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Warring States

Warring States

History

The second part of the Zhou dynasty was known for incessant warfare between kingdoms. It was time of great importance to China as the philosophical traditions were developed that went on to dominate the next two thousand years. The first unification of China as a large nation state then followed.
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