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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Pottery & ceramics
chinachi‧na /ˈtʃaɪnə/ noun [uncountable]  1 TIPa hard white substance produced by baking a type of clay at a high temperature china teacups2 (also chinaware /ˈtʃaɪnəweə $ -wer/)TIP plates, cups etc made of china I’ll get my best china out.
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chinaThere was a fire burning in the grate and a china chamber-pot painted with birds and flowers beneath the bed.a china tea cupAlso, that in spite of the immense price difference between various designs, the basic china was of exactly the same high standard.He looked as clean and pretty as a Chelsea china figure.Its linen and its china patterns are on display in the local museum.The next month, china cups clinked again at the White House for Puerto Rican contributors and businessmen.We use our china only on special occasions.Later, it may allow brides to peruse china patterns on video from their homes.When they get there the china cabinet is still in one piece but the budgie is dead.This turned out to be pottery waste, a surviving memorial to a now vanished china factory in the local town.
ChinaChina  the largest country in eastern Asia. Population: 1,349,585,838 (2014). Capital: Beijing. China's population is the largest of any country in the world. It also has one of the oldest civilizations in the world. For over 2000 years, China was ruled by a series of powerful families called dynasties (dynasty). In 1912 it became a republic and in 1949, after a long war between the Nationalists and the Communists, it became a Communist state, known as the People's Republic of China (PRC), which was led for many years by Mao Zedong. More recently, under the leadership of Deng Xiaping, Jiang Zemin, and Xi Jinping, China has achieved a very fast rate of economic development, and it is now one of the most important economic and industrial powers in the world.