冖 mì cover; crown
Number of strokes 2
Index 14 used in: 写 xiě (write)
; 劳 láo (to toil)
; 愛 ài (love)
; 免 miǎn (to escape)
Different tone迷 mí (to bewilder)
谜 mí (riddle)
米 mǐ (rice)
Stroke order for character 冖, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
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The building of railways
became a competitive scramble between foreign powers in the late 19th and early 20th century. Railways were seen as the key first step in opening up inland China for trade. Britain, France, Germany, Japan and America all invested in the building of them only for the investment to be lost in the following years of turmoil.
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