suī rap

Note

A picture of a hand holding a weapon or stick
Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 66 used in: gù (happening) ; jiào (religion) ; jiāo (to teach) ; fàng (let go) ; xiào (effect)

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Sounds same

suī (although)

Different tone

suí (Sui) suí suì (year)

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stroke order for 攵
Stroke order for character 攵, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Tue 10th Apr

World's longest sea bridge in peril?

Concerns have been expressed about the stability of the sea bridge from Macau to Hong Kong that is planned to open (belatedly) later this year. An artificial island has been created where the traffic will go under the busy Pearl River shipping lanes in a tunnel. Summer storms have ripped up some of the island's outer defenses. Experts say the damage is superficial and the integrity of the island is not under threat.

When opened it will be the longest sea bridge in the world, dramatically cutting the time to travel from either side of the immensely busy Pearl River estuary.

/> (Photograph: Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority)
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Luding bridge

The taking of the Luding bridge on May 25th 1935 was portrayed as the most heroic event of the Communist Long March under Mao Zedong through Western China. The propaganda of the 1950s and 60s showed dozens of fearless troops grasping the chains above the surging Li river uner machine gun fire. The Communist Army was trapped on one bank of the river and faced annihilation if they stayed put. However the event was probably not as dramatic as it was portrayed; the resistance on the other bank of the river seems to have been fairly minimal.
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