中南海

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Chinese[edit]

 
middle; center; within; among; in; while (doing sth); during; China; Chinese; hit (the mark)
south ocean; sea
simp. and trad.
(中南海)
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中南海 (Written Standard Chinese?)
Zhongnanhai (English)

Etymology[edit]

Short for 中海 + 南海 (Nánhǎi), both are names of lakes in Beijing.

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Proper noun[edit]

中南海

  1. A complex of buildings in Beijing, China, adjacent to Tiananmen Square, which serves as the central headquarters for the Communist Party of China and the government of the People's Republic of China
  2. (metonymically) The central headquarters for the Communist Party of China, or the government of the People's Republic of China