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Weights and Measures

China uses the metric system in weights and measures, and its earlier system is still widely used in some areas. The following is a conversion table.

 

 

Length  

Metric          

Chinese

English

1 km             

2 li

0.62 mile

1.609 km       

3.218 li

1 mile

1 m

3 chi      

3.281 feet

0.305 m        

0.915 chi

1 foot

 

Weight  

Metric          

Chinese

Imperial

1 kg      

2 jin

2.205 pounds

0.454 kg 

0.908 jin

1 pound

 

 

Area

Metric          

Chinese

English

1 hectare (ha)              

15 mu

2.47 acres

0.067 hectare        

1 mu

0.165 acre

0.405 hectare

6.08 mu

1 acre

 

Capacity

Metric   

Chinese 

English

1 liter                   

1 sheng

0.22 gallon

4.546 liters           

4.546 sheng

1 gallon

 

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