Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at Prague airport, in the Czech Republic, in March, for a two-day state visit. Picture: EPA
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

How China got its name, and what Chinese call the country

The Czech Republic has a new name – the easier and more catchy Czechia. So how did the place we call China get its short-form name?

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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at Prague airport, in the Czech Republic, in March, for a two-day state visit. Picture: EPA
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