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  *来* | 来* | *来
to come / to arrive / to come round / ever since / next
  *被* | 被* | *被
quilt / by / (indicates passive-voice clauses) / (literary) to cover / to meet with / (coll.) (since c. 2009) used before a verb that does not accurately represent what actually happened, to describe with black humor how sb or sth was dealt with by the authorities (as in 被自殺|被自杀)
due to / as a result of / thanks to / owing to / since / because
since / as / this being the case
since (a previous event)
from now on / since then / henceforth
since (a time) / ever since
  *自* | 自* | *自
self / oneself / from / since / naturally / surely
Chongqing city (Chungking), formerly in Sichuan province, a municipality since 1997, short name
  *打* | 打* | *打
to beat / to strike / to hit / to break / to type / to mix up / to build / to fight / to fetch / to make / to tie up / to issue / to shoot / to calculate / to play (a game) / since / from
Chongqing city, formerly in Sichuan province, a municipality since 1997, short name
  *IP* | IP* | *IP
intellectual property (in China, esp. since 2015, often used as an entertainment industry term for a creative work used as the basis of a new product, such as a manga adapted as a tv series, or the image of a cartoon character appearing on merchandise)
is both ...(and...) / since / as / being the case that
  *既* | 既* | *既
already / since / both... (and...)
  *囧* | 囧* | *囧
(archaic) light, bright (variant of ) / (since c. 2005) (slang) emoticon signifying embarrassment, shock, helplessness etc
since childhood
Hanyu Pinyin, the romanization system used in the PRC since the 1960s
Guangxi province in south China / since 1959, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region 廣西壯族自治區|广西壮族自治区, location of the Zhuang ethnic group, abbr. , capital Nanning 南寧|南宁
(PRC) (since 1985) graduation certificate, which certifies that the student has graduated, but not necessarily met all requirements to be awarded a degree certificate 學位證書|学位证书 / (1981-1985) graduation certificate, which certified that the student graduated, and, if it included a final sentence indicating a degree type, also certified that the student met all the requirements for a degree
Slovakia (officially, since 1993, the Slovak Republic)
(since) ancient times / (from) time immemorial
(haven't done sth) for a long time / a long time since we last met
Suzhou or Soochow University (Suzhou, PRC since 1986)
(in elections for village committees in the PRC since the 1990s) unrestricted nomination, a type of election where 1. everyone in the community is eligible to nominate somebody 2. voting is done by writing the name of one's nominee on the ballot, and 3. one's nominee can be anyone in the community (Nominees who receive the highest number of votes may be thereby elected or, more often, presented as the candidates in a further round of voting.) / (in other contexts) selection of the best contender in a process open to all comers / (in the entertainment industry) open audition
since ancient times
Flying Pigeon (famous bicycle brand, made in Tianjin since 1936)
since childhood
lit. source is distant and the flow is long (idiom); fig. sth goes back to the dim and distant past / a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then
constellation (arch., now 星座) / one of the 28 constellations of traditional Chinese astronomy and astrology / motion of stars since one's birth (predetermining one's fate in astrology)
Bo'ao Forum for Asia (since 2001)
(coll.) since
since ancient times / since times immemorial
Jenny Lang Ping (1960-), Chinese volleyball player, coach of USA women's national team since 2005
historical remains / things that have survived since ancient times / (of such things) to survive
(literary) I trust you have been well since we last met
since the beginning of history
Daniel Han Kuo-yu (1957-), Taiwanese KMT politician, mayor of Kaohsiung since 2018
Hu Xijin (1960-), editor of the "Global Times" 環球時報|环球时报 since 2005
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (media term used esp. since 1997)
all the way / all along / since the start
Longyan district (old term) / since 1983, Longyan county level city, Fujian
Hundred flowers film prize, awarded since 1962
from / (ever) since
pampered and spoiled since childhood
unchanging since times immemorial (idiom) / unalterable / unvarying / monotonous
National Games, Chinese athletics competition, organized every four years since 1959
Mao Dun Literature Prize, PRC prize for novel writing, awarded since 1982
since birth / for one's whole life
Since they have come, we should make them comfortable (idiom). Since we're here, take it easy. / Since this is so, we should accept it. / Now we have come, let's stay and take the rough with the smooth. / If you can't do anything to prevent it, you might as well sit back and enjoy it.
long ago / a long time since
since the dawn of time / from the year dot
market access in return for technology transfer (PRC policy since the 1980s which gives foreign companies access to China's domestic market in exchange for sharing their intellectual property, characterized by the US in the 2019 trade war as "forced technology transfer")
Holocene (geological period covering approx 12000 years since the last ice age)
Hun Sen (1952-), prime minister of Cambodia since 1985
Jinjiang county (old term) / since 1983, Jinjiang county level city, Fujian
Putian prefecture (old term) / since 1983, Putian prefecture level city, Fujian
National Intercity Games, Chinese athletics competition, organized every four years since 1988
(derog.) China's foreign propaganda machine (esp. since c. 2009)
Hong Kong Police Force (since 1997)
Phanerozoic, geological eon lasting since the Cambrian 寒武紀|寒武纪, c. 540m year ago
third period / tertiary (geological era since the extinction of the dinosaurs at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary 65 million years ago)
Zhao Ziyang (1919-2005), PRC reforming politician, general secretary of Chinese Communist Party 1987-1989, held under house arrest from 1989 to his death, and non-person since then
Canton-Hankou Railway, linking Guangzhou and Wuchang, incorporated since 1957 into the Jing-Guang Railway 京廣鐵路|京广铁路
China National Farmers' Games (sports meeting for peasants held every 4 years since 1988)
Soochow University (Suzhou, PRC from 1900-1952) / Soochow University (Taipei, Taiwan since 1954)
the theory of evolution (early translation, since replaced by 進化論|进化论)
unprecedented / never seen since ancient times
giant Amazon snail (Ampullaria gigas spix) that has devastated rice paddies in China since its introduction in the 1980s
Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought (awarded by EU since 1988)
Hong Kong Basic Law (in effect since the resumption of Chinese sovereignty in 1997)
grass that has grown on a grave since last year / (fig.) grave / to have died long ago / fodder provided to animals for the night
shinjitai, simplified Japanese character used since 1946
York Chow or Chow Yat-ngok (1947-), Hong Kong doctor and politician, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food since 2004
Nimitz class, US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, 8 in commission since 1975
tensions between mainland China and Hong Kong (since 1997)
Phanerozoic, geological eon lasting since the Cambrian 寒武紀|寒武纪, c. 540m year ago
(formal) whereas / since
Nanping district (old term) / since 1983, Nanping county level city, Fujian
political training office (during Chinese revolution, since renamed political division 政治部)
same as 斑竹, mottled bamboo, since according to legend the spots on mottled bamboo are marks left by the tears shed by two of King Shun's concubines (Ehuang 娥皇 and Nüying 女英, known as the Concubines of the Xiang 湘妃) upon learning of his death
Qu Yuan Memorial Hall in Zigui county 秭歸縣|秭归县, Hubei, built in 1982 and a major tourist attraction since then
holocene / period since the last ice age
since (some point in the past)
since ancient times / it has ever been the case that / see also 自古以來|自古以来
Shangke Corporation, PRC IT company (since 1994)
Shangke corporation, PRC IT company (since 1994)
Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, awarded by the European Parliament annually since 1988
natural change / evolution (early translation, since replaced by 進化|进化)
(until WWII) Königsberg, capital of East Prussia on the Baltic / (since WWII) Kaliningrad, Russian Republic
Baidu, Internet portal and search engine, www.baidu.com, listed as BIDU on NASDAQ since 1999
since then / henceforth

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