shǒu hand

Note

A simplified picture of a hand with a line across the palm - simplified by one stroke from character form
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 64 used in: wǒ (I (me)) ; zhǎo (to try to find) ; gǎo (to do) ; bào (to announce) ; bàn (to act) ; bào (to hold) ; bǎ (to hold) ; jì (skill) ; dān (to undertake)

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Sounds same

shǒu (hand) shǒu (head)

Different tone

shòu (to receive)
Full character form of this simplified radical: shǒu

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