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Police in Chinese / Japanese...

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China jǐng chá
Japan keisatsu
Police Vertical Wall Scroll

警察 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title for police (or police officer).

Police cars all over China and Japan have these characters painted on the doors. Police officers' helmets and equipment are also emblazoned with these two characters.

Police / Public Security Bureau

China gōng ān
Japan kou an
Police / Public Security Bureau Vertical Wall Scroll

公安 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title for (The Ministry of) Public Security. 公安 can also generally mean public safety, public security, or public welfare. It is a positive term in Japan, were some even name their daughters "Kouan" (this title).

In China, this is the kinder name for the PSB or Public Security Bureau. It's really the national police of China - occasionally brutal, and seldom properly-trained or educated. Once in a while, you find a PSB officer who lives up to the title of 公安. Before the 1989 massacre, it was the PSB officers who refused to stop nor kill any of the protesting college students (so they're not all bad). The Chinese government had to call in soldiers from Inner-Mongolia to kill thousands of protesters.

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Mandarin xīng / xing1
Taiwan hsing
Japanese sei / ほし
Police / Public Security Bureau Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese star; heavenly body; satellite; small amount
Japanese (1) star (usu. not including the Sun); planet (usu. not including Earth); heavenly body; (2) star (glyph, symbol, shape); (3) star (actor, player, etc.); (4) small dot; spot; fleck; (5) star point (in go); hoshi; intersection marked with a dot; (6) (slang) (police slang) perp; perpetrator; mark; offender; suspect; (7) bullseye; (8) (See 九星) one's star (that determines one's fate); one's fortune; (9) {sumo} point; score; (surname) Hotsu
Tara, a star; the 25th constellation consisting of stars in Hydra; a spark.


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Mandarin jǐng chá / jing3 cha2
Taiwan ching ch`a / ching cha
Japanese keisatsu / kesatsu / けいさつ
Police / Public Security Bureau Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese police; police officer; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) police; (2) (abbreviation) (See 警察官) police officer; (3) (abbreviation) (See 警察署) police station



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Mandarin fēi hǔ duì / fei1 hu3 dui4
Taiwan fei hu tui
Police / Public Security Bureau Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Flying Tigers, US airmen in China during World War Two; Hong Kong nickname for police special duties unit


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Mandarin shǐ / shi3
Taiwan shih
Japanese shi / し
Chinese to make; to cause; to enable; to use; to employ; to send; to instruct sb to do something; envoy; messenger
Japanese (1) messenger; (2) (abbreviation) (See 検非違使) police and judicial chief (Heian and Kamakura periods); (3) {Buddh} (See 煩悩・2) klesha (polluting thoughts such as greed, hatred and delusion, which result in suffering); (female given name) Tsukasa
To send; cause; a messenger; a pursuer, molester, lictor, disturber, troubler, intp. as 煩惱 kleśa, affliction, distress, worldly cares, vexations, and as consequent reincarnation. There are categories of 10, 16, 98, 112, and 128 such troublers, e. g. desire, hate, stupor, pride, doubt, erroneous views, etc., leading to painful results in future rebirths, for they are karma-messengers executing its purpose. Also 金剛童子 q. v; affliction, proclivities

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Mandarin chá / cha2
Taiwan ch`a / cha
Japanese satsu / さつ;サツ
Chinese to examine; to inquire; to observe; to inspect; to look into; obvious; clearly evident
Japanese (colloquialism) (kana only) cops; police; (given name) Satoru

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Mandarin tún / tun2
Taiwan t`un / tun
Japanese ton / とん
Chinese difficult; stingy
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (kana only) ton (now usu. a metric ton, i.e. 1,000kg) (eng:); tonne; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) gathering; place where people gather; (2) (archaism) police station; camp; barracks; (given name) Ton
Collect, mass; to quarter, camp. To sprout; very; stingy; to collect

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Mandarin zào / zao4
Taiwan tsao
Chinese black; police runners, from the black clothes formerly worn by them

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Mandarin shǔ / shu3
Taiwan shu
Japanese sho / しょ
Chinese office; bureau; to sign; to arrange
Japanese (abbreviation) (See 警察署,消防署,税務署) station (esp. a police station); office (e.g. tax office)

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Mandarin jǐng / jing3
Taiwan ching
Japanese kei / けい
Chinese to alert; to warn; police
Japanese (personal name) Kei
To warn; to warn


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Japanese gasa / ガサ Japanese (slang) household search (conducted by the police); (place-name) Gasa (Bhutan)


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Japanese satsu / サツ Japanese (colloquialism) (kana only) police; (female given name) Satsu


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Japanese pori / ポリ Japanese (prefix) (1) poly-; (2) polyethylene; (3) (abbreviation) (slang) (derogatory term) police; (suffix) (4) (abbreviation) {music} polyphonic; (place-name) Pori (Finland)


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Mandarin sān chóu / san1 chou2
Taiwan san ch`ou / san chou
Chinese animosity or resentment towards three groups (the bureaucrats, the wealthy, and the police) due to perceived abuse of power


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Japanese yoriki / よりき Japanese (noun/participle) feudal era police rank; (place-name) Yoriki


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Japanese marusou / maruso / まるそう Japanese (slang) biker gang (police slang)


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Mandarin chéng jǐng / cheng2 jing3
Taiwan ch`eng ching / cheng ching
Chinese police on trains; train marshal


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Japanese kouban / koban / こうばん Japanese (noun/participle) (1) police box; small neighborhood police station; (n,adj-f) (2) alternation; alternating (e.g. current)


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Mandarin jiāo jǐng / jiao1 jing3
Taiwan chiao ching
Chinese traffic police; abbr. for 交通警察



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Mandarin chuán huàn / chuan2 huan4
Taiwan ch`uan huan / chuan huan
Chinese a summons (to the police); subpoena



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Mandarin gōng chē / gong1 che1
Taiwan kung ch`e / kung che
Chinese bus; abbr. for 公共汽車|公共汽车[gong1 gong4 qi4 che1]; car belonging to an organization and used by its members (government car, police car, company car etc); abbr. for 公務用車|公务用车[gong1 wu4 yong4 che1]


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Mandarin chū jǐng / chu1 jing3
Taiwan ch`u ching / chu ching
Chinese to dispatch police to the scene of crime, accident etc



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Mandarin chū tóu / chu1 tou2
Taiwan ch`u t`ou / chu tou
Japanese shucchū / しゅっとう
Chinese to get out of a predicament; to stick out; to take the initiative; remaining odd fraction after a division; a little more than
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) appearance; presence; attendance; (2) surrender (e.g. to the police); turning oneself in; (surname) Dedou
to appear


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Mandarin xíng shì / xing2 shi4
Taiwan hsing shih
Japanese keiji / keji / けいじ
Chinese criminal; penal
Japanese (1) (police) detective; (n,adj-f) (2) criminal matter


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Mandarin xíng jǐng / xing2 jing3
Taiwan hsing ching
Chinese abbr. for 刑事警察[xing2 shi4 jing3 cha2]; criminal police



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Mandarin xié guǎn / xie2 guan3
Taiwan hsieh kuan
Chinese to assist in managing (e.g. traffic police or crowd control); to steward



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Mandarin xié jǐng / xie2 jing3
Taiwan hsieh ching
Chinese auxiliary police


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Japanese torishirabe / とりしらべ Japanese investigation (e.g. by police or prosecutors); examination; inquiry; enquiry


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Mandarin chī àn / chi1 an4
Taiwan ch`ih an / chih an
Chinese (Tw) (of the police) to bury a crime (i.e. conceal the existence of a criminal case in order to improve crime-solving statistics or in return for a bribe etc)


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Japanese dousho / dosho / どうしょ Japanese the (above-mentioned) authorities; police (from said station)



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Mandarin yuán jǐng / yuan2 jing3
Taiwan yüan ching
Chinese police officer; policeman

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Police警察keisatsujǐng chá / jing3 cha2 / jing cha / jingchaching ch`a / chingcha / ching cha
Public Security Bureau
公安kou an / kouan / ko an / koangōng ān / gong1 an1 / gong an / gongankung an / kungan

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