Chinese units of measurement

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This article concerns Chinese units of measurement as generally used in mainland China.wikipedia
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Korean units of measurement

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Taiwan, like Korea, saw its traditional units standardized to Japanese values and their conversion to a metric basis, such as the Taiwanese ping of about 3.306m 2 based on the square ken.
It is largely based on the Chinese system, with influence from Japanese standards imposed following its annexation of the Korean Empire in 1910.

China

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In the present day, the People's Republic of China maintains some customary units based upon the market units but standardized to round values in the metric system, for example the common jin or catty of exactly 500g.
He enacted Qin's legalist reforms throughout China, notably the forced standardization of Chinese characters, measurements, road widths (i.e., cart axles' length), and currency.

Hong Kong units of measurement

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The Hong Kong SAR continues to use its traditional units, now legally defined based on a local equation with metric units.

Pyeong

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Taiwan, like Korea, saw its traditional units standardized to Japanese values and their conversion to a metric basis, such as the Taiwanese ping of about 3.306m 2 based on the square ken.
The ping and tsubo are its equivalent Chinese and Japanese units, similarly based on a square bu (ja:步) or ken, equivalent to 36square Chinese or Japanese feet.

Tael

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The Government of the People's Republic of China continued using the market system along with metric system, as decreed by the State Council of the People's Republic of China on 25 June 1959, but 1 catty being 500 grams, would become divided into 10 (new) taels, instead of 16 (old) taels, to be converted from province to province, while exempting Chinese prescription drugs from the conversion to prevent errors.
It usually refers to the Chinese tael, a part of the Chinese system of weights and currency.

Metrication

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On 27 February 1984, the State Council of the People's Republic of China decreed the market system to remain acceptable till the end of 1990 and ordered the transition to the national legal measures by that time, but farmland measures would be exempt from this mandatory metrication until further investigation and study.
At one time Imperial China had successfully standardised units for volume throughout its territory, but by 1936 official investigations uncovered 53 values for the chi varying from 200 millimetres to 1250 millimetres; 32 values of the cheng, between 500 millilitres and 8 litres; and 36 different tsin ranging from 300 grams to 2500 grams.

Chi (unit)

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Traditional units of length include the chi, bu, and li .
The chi is a traditional Chinese unit of length.

Li (unit)

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Traditional units of length include the chi, bu, and li .
Li (, lǐ, or undefined, shìlǐ), also known as the Chinese mile, is a traditional Chinese unit of distance.

Cun (unit)

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Cun (sun; chon), often glossed as the Chinese inch, is a traditional Chinese unit of length.

Qin Shi Huang

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After the Warring States period, Qin Shi Huang unified China, and later standardized measurement units.
Qin Shi Huang and Li Si unified China economically by standardizing the Chinese units of measurements such as weights and measures, the currency, and the length of the axles of carts to facilitate transport on the road system.

Zhàng

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The zhang (undefined) is a customary Chinese unit of length equal to 10 chi (Chinese feet).

Hexadecimal

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Although Chinese numerals have been decimal (base-10) since the Shang, several Chinese measures use hexadecimal (base-16).
The traditional Chinese units of measurement were base-16.

Metrication Ordinance

Metrication Ordinance (Hong Kong)
In 1976 the Hong Kong Metrication Ordinance allowed a gradual replacement of the system in favor of the International System of Units (SI) metric system.
The law allowed a gradual replacement of the Imperial units and Chinese units of measurement in favour of the International System of Units Metric System.

Catty

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In the present day, the People's Republic of China maintains some customary units based upon the market units but standardized to round values in the metric system, for example the common jin or catty of exactly 500g. The Government of the People's Republic of China continued using the market system along with metric system, as decreed by the State Council of the People's Republic of China on 25 June 1959, but 1 catty being 500 grams, would become divided into 10 (new) taels, instead of 16 (old) taels, to be converted from province to province, while exempting Chinese prescription drugs from the conversion to prevent errors.

Cash (unit)

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Cash or li is a traditional Chinese unit of weight.

Qiu Guangming

Qiu Guangming & Zhang Yanming's 2005 bilingual Concise History of Ancient Chinese Measures and Weights summarizes these findings.
Qiu Guangming (丘光明, b. 1936) is a researcher best known for her works on the history of Chinese metrology.

Imperial units

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14/92/M'' to order that Chinese units of measurement similar to those used in Hong Kong, Imperial units, and United States customary units would be permissible for five years since the effective date of the Law, 1 January 1993, on the condition of indicating the corresponding SI values, then for three more years thereafter, Chinese, Imperial, and US units would be permissible as secondary to the SI.

Japanese units of measurement

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Taiwan, like Korea, saw its traditional units standardized to Japanese values and their conversion to a metric basis, such as the Taiwanese ping of about 3.306m 2 based on the square ken.
It is largely based on the Chinese system, which spread to Japan and the rest of the Sinosphere in antiquity.

Earthly Branches

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In correlative thinking, the 12 years of the Jupiter cycle also identify the 12 months of the year, 12 animals (mnemonics for the system), directions, seasons, and Chinese hour in the form of double hours.

Taiwanese units of measurement

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Taiwan, like Korea, saw its traditional units standardized to Japanese values and their conversion to a metric basis, such as the Taiwanese ping of about 3.306m 2 based on the square ken.
The system mainly refers to Japanese system with some units derived from the Qing era Chinese units and Dutch era Dutch units.

Gram

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In the present day, the People's Republic of China maintains some customary units based upon the market units but standardized to round values in the metric system, for example the common jin or catty of exactly 500g.

System of measurement

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