wǎng net

Note

Picture of a net
Number of strokes 5

Radical

Index 122 used in: shǔ (office) ; zhì (to install)

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Sounds same

wǎng (monarch)

Different tone

wāng (lame) wáng (to die)

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

Legalism

Legalism was one of the competing philosophies for the ruling of China in the early period before the Qin period. Legalism was based on the principle that people were by nature evil and need laws to force them to behave well. The ruler had the right to do whatever he saw fit, irrespective of people's wishes. The brutal philosophy was adopted by the Qin dynasty and was replaced by Confucian principles in the following dynasties.
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Smog forcing city re-design

As a considerable proportion of China is swathed in toxic smog planners are considering how to combat the problem. One proposed solution is to move people and businesses away from the suburbs of Beijing into outlying districts. The move would give people shorter commutes and lower the density of people in polluted areas. In the last 18 years energy consumption has doubled and the number of cars tripled (Oh for the Halcyon days of bicycles)! The long term plan is for Beijing's population to be capped at 23 million.


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