1. any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
(hypernym) Sinitic, Sinitic language
(hyponym) Mandarin, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin dialect, Beijing dialect
(classification) China, People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist China, Red China, PRC
2. a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
(hypernym) Asian, Asiatic
(hyponym) chink, Chinaman
(member-holonym) China, People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist China, Red China, PRC
1. of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures; "Chinese food"
(pertainym) Taiwan, China, Nationalist China, Republic of China
2. of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language; "the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh"
(synonym) Taiwanese, Formosan