zhōu boat

Note

A pictograph of a rotated boat , the dots suggesting cross timbers
Number of strokes 6

Radical

Index 137 used in: chuán (boat)

< Previous radical 135 shé Next radical 140 cǎo >

Sounds same

zhōu (region) zhōu (prefecture) zhōu (surname Zhou)

< Previous zhōu Next zhū >

Pronunciation

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

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

Proverbs

风雨同舟 fēng yǔ tóng zhōu Facing troubles together
木已成舟 mù yǐ chéng zhōu Too late to change anything
破釜沉舟 pò fǔ chén zhōu No going back whatever happens. Cutting off all possibility of retreat
水能载舟,亦能覆舟 shuǐ néng zài zhōu, yì néng fù zhōu Forces and people can have positive and negative influences
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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