mián roof


Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 40 used in: ān (peace) ; tā (it) ; bǎo (jewel) ; fù (rich) ; hán (cold) ; shí (real) ; zāi (disaster) ; zì (letter) ; gōng (palace) ; song (Song) ; yuàn (courtyard) ; yí (proper) ; kè (customer) ; xué (cave) ; róng (to hold) ; jiā (house) ; guān (official) ; dìng (to set)

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Different tone

miǎn (to escape)

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

lè music; happy

Made up of [丿 piě 'slash' radical 4]

Origin

Original a picture of five drums for the five musical notes, now simplified to a music stand. The same character is used for 'joy' with different pronunciation
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Sat 30th Dec 2017

China ban on all ivory trade comes into force

For a very long time ivory from Africa has been smuggled into China where after it is carved it is often falsely labeled 'antique' so it can be sold. With increasing affluence in China the market in ivory had grown with the result that poachers in Africa have established a lucrative illegal market.

Moves by the Chinese government have driven the trade underground and the price for ivory has dropped and from 1st January 2018 a total ban on ivory trade is to be enforced involving the shutting down of the few remaining workshops.

China used to have a considerable population of Asian elephants but killing and habitat erosion has now restricted the pachyderms to only a few places in Yunnan. There are believed to be only 250 of them but numbers have started to rise.


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