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|name = China
 
|name = China
 
|jname = 中国
 
|jname = 中国
|image = ChinaMovieUniform.PNG
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|image = China0.png
|country = People's Rebublic of China
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|country = [[wikipedia:People's Republic of China|People's Republic Of China (Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó )]]
 
(中华人民共和国)
 
(中华人民共和国)
|human = Wang Yao (Eastern order)
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|human = Yào Wáng (王耀, ''Wáng Yào'')
(王耀, Wanyao)
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|spellings = Wang You, Wang Yue
|age = ≈4,000 (Immortal)
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|age = 4000
 
|gender = Male
 
|gender = Male
|birthday = Unknown
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|birthday = October 1 (original profile), Unknown (newer profiles)
|hair = Black
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|hair = Black (manga), Dark Brown (anime)
|eyes = Amber
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|eyes = Brown
|height = 169 cm (5'6.5")
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|height = 169 cm (5' 6.5")
 
|firstvolume = Volume 1
 
|firstvolume = Volume 1
|firstcomic = Prologue: Meeting of the World
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|firstcomic = ''Chapter 2: Allied Forces''
Chapter 2: Allied Forces (debut)
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|firstanime = [[Episode 01]]
|firstanime = Episode 01
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|japanese = [[Yuki Kaida]], [[Axis Powers Hetalia: The CD|Kanae Kasuga]] (''Flower Of Iris'')
|japanese = [[Yuki Kaida]]
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|english = [[Clarine Harp]]
|english = [[Clarine Harp]]}}
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'''China''' (中国, ''Chūgoku'') is a main character in the series '''Hetalia: Axis Powers''', who is part of the Allied Forces. In 2008, Himaruya gave human names to some of the characters and he received the name '''Wang Yao''' (王耀, ''Wanyao'' or ''Ouyou'', 王耀, ''Wáng Yào'').
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==Appearance==
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{{Main|Uniform Guide: China}}
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He has dark hair tied back into a ponytail, and is often shown wearing a deep green Chinese military uniform with a red armband (though it was colored tan in one colorspread). In other instances, he wears a green mandarin jacket with yellow pants, or a red one with white pants as shown in the ''Hetalia'' trading card game.
   
China is one of the main characters in the series [[Hetalia: Axis Powers (anime)|Hetalia: Axis Powers]] and [[Hetalia: Axis Powers: Paint it, White]].
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He has a scar on his back, a reminder of when [[Japan]] attacked him when they were younger, and a panda-shaped birthmark above his left buttock.
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==Personality and Interests==
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One of the apparent oldest nations, he happens to be extremely superstitious, but not at all religious. He tries to act as an older brother to the other Asian nations, but fails to be treated as one. Somewhat like America, he likes to be in charge or have what he wants. He tends to end his sentences with the suffix "-aru" (a Japanese stereotype of Chinese accents), though sometimes he ends them with "-ahen" (opium) when conversing with England. He would only use "aru" when speaking Japanese. He has a companion named "Shinatty-chan", an old man in a Hello Kitty knockoff costume.
   
Plays the role of a member of the [[Allied Forces]] alongside [[America]], [[England]], [[France]], and [[Russia]].
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He is shown to be a lover of cuisine, and is said to nag if food has a certain pattern of tastes. On one occasion in the WWII-set strips, he winds up arriving late to a meeting and explains that he always puts his food as his first priority.
   
During the years of 2007 and 2008 Himaruya gave human names to some of the characters. China received the name: '''Wang Yao''' (Yao Wang in western order); "Wang" being the most common surname in the nation of China, and "Yao" meaning "bright". (His name can sometimes be typoed as '''Yue''' or '''You.''')
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China appears to have a love of cute things, particularly cartoon characters, Hello Kitty, and pandas, and he is frequently seen carrying one. He is also very artistic, as he is skilled at not only painting beautiful human beings full-scale, but also on something as small as a strand of hair (as seen in a strip in the web-comic); his artistic abilities don't, however, apply across the board, as his anime drawings are quite poor compared to Japan's and Korea's.
==Appearance==
 
''Full Article: [[Uniform Guide: China]]''
 
 
China primarily appears as a man of fair skin, amber eyes and black hair. Himaruya has stated that his height is 169 cm, or about 5'6.5 inches tall, making him the shortest member of the Allied Forces. Typically he is seen wearing his hair in a ponytail and wearing a green Chinese military uniform with a red armband with a single yellow star on it. On occasion he has seen to have a [[Creatures of Hetalia|panda]] in a bamboo basket on his back that accompanies him. He also bears a large scar on his back caused by [[Japan]], and is also said to have a panda-shaped birthmark above his buttocks. He is sometimes seen carrying a wok, which he can use as a weapon, similar to Hungary's skillet.
 
 
==Personality==
 
As the (canon) oldest nation, China brings it upon himself to act as an elder brother to the younger Asian nations and his disciples (the provinces), though he seldom is treated as one and has little control over them. Much like America, China does enjoy being and charge and receiving what he wants. One of his most prominent characteristics is that he ends his sentences with "-aru" (a Japanese stereotype of the Chinese). However, when conversing with England, it has been shown that he ends his sentences with "-ahen" (opium) as he still holds a grudge against him since the Opium War. He does not end his sentences with these suffixes as much in the English dub of the anime.
 
   
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Overall he appears to be a cheerful character, though he can occasionally slip into moments of melancholy when reflecting on how much the world has changed in all the years he's been around. He's also been shown to be easily annoyed and prone to snapping, particularly when it comes to Korea.
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
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===Hong Kong===
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{{Main|Hong Kong}}
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Little has been revealed about their relationship. Hong Kong was raised by China before he became British territory for a hundred years. The two were eventually reunited when England's control ceased. In '''The Summary of the Plot until Now''', China is seen telling Hong Kong to stop drawing explicit art, saying that he will have to mosaic it all out. Hong Kong replies, "I'm kinda sorry. And I won't do it again. Maybe." Also, Hong Kong refers China as teacher ''(sensei, or xiānshēng in the English manga)''.
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===Japan===
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{{Main|Japan}}
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After discovering the new nation (who appeared to be a child all on his own), China took him in and raised him as a younger brother, though Japan denied being related to him when asked about it. Japan eventually wound up betraying China when he decided to initiate a war, and attacked him with a katana (leaving a scar on his back). Since that war, the two remained on opposing sides as enemies, and China became distressed as to how war changed his "brother".
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===Korea===
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{{Main|Korea}}
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China is constantly annoyed by Korea's claims that he invented others' work, and his claim that both him and Japan should consider him to be their older brother. Korea also happens to have an obsession with China, wanting to be acknowledged by him. He also once showed the belief that China's breasts belonged to him like Japan's.
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===Russia===
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{{Main|Russia}}
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Despite the close relationship the two have had throughout their history, China is very suspicious and fearful of his northern neighbor, especially after the [[wikipedia:Sino-soviet_split|Sino-Soviet Split]]. In return, Russia has been shown to stalk China, especially when disguised in a panda suit, and takes a special interest in him.
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===Taiwan===
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{{Main|Taiwan}}
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Little has been revealed about their relationship. In '''Asian and Western Festivals''', Taiwan, like Hong Kong, refers to China as 'teacher.' However, she also talks back to him frequently and does not mind his bossiness but does prefer Japan.
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==In The Anime==
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[[File:ChinaAnime.png|thumb|168px|China in Episode 09.]]China first appears in [[Episode 01]], at the world meeting. As the others argue, he attempts to break up the fight by offering them snacks (that they refuse).
   
===[[Hong Kong]]===
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China's raising of Japan is spotlighted in [[Episode 16]], which details their past history, though the betrayal aspect was left out of the anime adaptation.
 
Hong Kong was raised by China as a child (the details of which are uncertain), until he became an English colony after China lost the Opium Wars. When Hong Kong returned to China, China was shocked at his changed personality from the years he spent with England. Though China acts more detached from Hong Kong, there is evidence that China still cares about him, as China didn't want him to separate and become independent later (although this may not be for personal reasons). In the main storyline and strips set in the present day, Hong Kong calls China "Teacher" and enjoys collecting pictures of China in embarrassing costumes.
 
 
===[[Japan]]===
 
 
Upon Japan's years of being a new nation, China discovered him as he appeared as a child with no caretaker and subsequently took him in and raised him as a brother--which Japan rejected. Japan eventually betrayed China in an effort to initiate war and attacked China, leaving a scar and broken relationship to this day. The two are shipped together in the fandom as [[Japan/China|NiChu]].
 
 
===[[Korea]]===
 
 
Korea constantly annoys China by claiming that other countries' discoveries originated from him and that he is older than both him and Japan. Korea also refuses to believe that China does not like him. The two are shipped together in the fandom as [[Korea/China]].
 
 
===[[Russia]]===
 
In spite of the fact that the two nations  have maintained a generally close relationship with each other throughout the years, China is extremely suspicious and wary of him. In one case it was shown Russia had been stalking China while in the guise of a panda. The two are shipped together in the fandom as [[Russia/China|RoChu]], which is a quite popular pairing.
 
 
===[[Taiwan]]===
 
 
Little has been revealed about their relationship. In '''Asian and Western Festivals''', Taiwan, like Hong Kong, refers to China as 'Teacher', but, she also talks back to him frequently and does not mind his bossiness.
 
 
==AU (Alternate Universe) Versions==
 
''Read more on the alternative versions of China, listed or not listed below, at: [[Memes in fandom]] ''
 
 
==='''Nyotalia/Genderswapped (Nyo!)''' ===
 
 
[[Image:Fem_中國_Chibi.png|thumb|left|75px|Nyo! China's official design]]
 
''Voiced by:[[ Mika Kanai]] (seiy<span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;">ū)</span>''
 
 
Nyo! China made her debut appearance in the '''I Was Overwhelmed with Heroines '''strip and soon-to-be episode, appearing alongside most of the other main characters. Her fanon name is '''Wang Chun-Yan''' or '''王春燕 '''(Chun-Yan Wang in Western order), which Himaruya has stated he likes, but is not canon. She bears a few similarities to her male counterpart, but Nyo! China has dark brown or auburn colored hair instead of black, but has the same amber eyes. She wears her hair in two buns, accessorized by a large hat with and pink flower, and her outfit is a long-sleeved black ''qipao ''dress (sometimes known as a ''cheongsam'') with two golden bands around the each sleeve and some characters reading "中国", or China, on the left side of the chest. The sleeves are also longer than her arms, causing them to cover her up hands, similar to most of the normal China's outfits. She's often shown accessorized with a squared kitchen knife, steamed meat buns or a red lantern to substitute China's usual wok and ladle.
 
 
In the Nyotalia strip, China acted somewhat like the stereotypical Asian salesperson, practically jumping onto Estonia's back and trying to convince him to buy some medecine from her, insisting that is he bought it "I will be happy, you will be happy!" and then bouncing around him saying "Do, do, do, do!". She had aslo kept the verbal tic. Himaruya himself described her as a girl who's emotions cannot be easily read. In the fandom, Nyo! China is usually portrayed as very similar to her male counterpart, as well as an even better and somewhat compulsive cook.
 
 
==='''Second Player/Another Color (2p!)'''===
 
[[Image:Fem_2p_中國_Chibi.jpg|thumb|right|75px|The original 2p! design for China]]
 
   
2p! China is a very underdeveloped Second Player in the fandom, having been given no canon traits nor much attention from the fandom. Her design seems very similar to her Nyotalia counterpart, but with the coloring of her ''qipao'' longer and a shade of crimson, accented with gold and with the stars of her flag replacing the characters. Her hat matches the crimson color of her outfit. Her hair is also slightly darker, her eyes brighter, and her expression seeming more concerned or cautious. The fanon male version of this 2p! wears a red ''changshan ''with the sleeves shortened to above his hands and the collar loose. He also wears a grayish Chinese military cap. They still carry the knife and buns.
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Though his hair tends to be colored black in most artwork for the manga, China's character design in the anime gives him ''ash brown'' hair, as well as adding haircurls to his ponytail.
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==Name==
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The Western order for his name is ''Yao Wang''''', '''while the Eastern order is ''Wang Yao.''
   
China's "Another Color" design is portrayed differently depending on the artist or author, but a recurring theme is that they have a very strong sense of honor and will do anything not to tarnish their own. They're also shown to be a rather stoic person as well as the kind who never forget an insult. Their set ways also mean they don't do thing for people who will not benefit them and do not stop to help an individual if it risks their greater good. Their name is said to be '''Wang''' '''Yang '''or '''Xiao/Chun-Yan''', though fans switch them up a lot. 
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'''Wang''' is a common Chinese surname that means "king", while '''Yao '''is a common given name that means "brightly shining". A common rendering of his first name in fandom is '''Wong'''. Another alternate spelling of his name (that quickly fell out of use) was '''Wong Hwei'''. According to an old blog post by Himaruya, his name can be rendered in Japanese and in English as either '''Wang Yao''' or '''Wang Yue'''.
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==Character Songs==
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*[[Marukaite Chikyuu (China)]]
   
==Character songs==
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*[[Hatafutte Parade (China)]]
[[Marukaite Chikyuu (China)]]
 
   
[[Hatafutte Parade (China)]]
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*[[Mawaru Chikyuu Rondo (China)]]
   
[[Mawaru Chikyuu Rondo (China)]]
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*[[Hello★China]]
   
[[Hello China (song)|Nihao, China!]]
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*[[Aiyaa Four Thousand Years]]
   
[[Aiyaa Four Thousand Years (song)|Aiyaa Four Thousand Years]]
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*[[Moon Over Emei Shan]]
   
[[Moon Over Emei Shan]]
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*[[Gourmet's Heart Beginner Level]]
   
[[Gourmet's Heart Beginner Level]]
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*[[Poi Poi Poi♪]] (featured)
   
[[Poi Poi Poi]] (featured)
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*[[Wa! Wa!! World Ondo ]] (featured)
   
[[We Wish You A Merry Christmas]] (featured)
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*[[We Wish You A Merry Christmas]] (featured)
   
[[United Nations Star]] (featured)
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*[[United Nations Star ☆|United Nations Star ☆ ]] (featured)
[[Category:Character Pages]]
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==Trivia==
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[[File:China.jpg‎|thumb|left|China's old profile, with Kuomintang flag.]]
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*In his earliest webcomic profile, China was represented by the Guomindang flag of China. In his profiles from 2007 and on, [[Hidekaz Himaruya]] quickly switched the flag out for the People's Republic Of China one. However, the historically accurate flag for the WWII-set strips would be the flag for the Republic Of China (later used for [[Taiwan]]).
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*His original birthday (October 10th) corresponded with the date of formation of the Republic Of China. However, in later profiles, his birthday was stated as "Unknown". In a Chinese printing of volume 2, his birthday is given as October 1st (the formation of the People's Republic Of China), though the same printing is controversial for changing [[Taiwan]]'s profile to state that she is a "part of China" (the stance that both Republics of China take).
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*He is immortal, which explains his great age of 4000 years. Some Chinese fans will modify his age to 5000, as it is considered to be a more accurate age for "China".[[File:Earlychina_vol3.jpg|thumb|130px|Early China as seen in vol3.]]
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*A rejected design for China showed that Himaruya originally considered having him wear glasses. One version of this early design appears in a scan of a notebook page featuring it along with an early male Korea and a Thailand. In the design, China also wears his hair down. A second doodle of the rejected concept would later appear in the special edition booklet for volume 3, where Yao was depicted with short hair and the glasses. In notes, Himaruya wrote that the character was originally supposed to be colder and calculating, as well as appearing to be older.{{Navbox/Characters}}
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Latest revision as of 17:18, November 5, 2019

China
中国
China0
Name: People's Republic Of China (Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó )

(中华人民共和国)

Human Name: Yào Wáng (王耀, Wáng Yào)
Alternative Spelling(s): Wang You, Wang Yue
Age: 4000
Gender: Male
Birthday: October 1 (original profile), Unknown (newer profiles)
Hair Color: Black (manga), Dark Brown (anime)
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 169 cm (5' 6.5")
First Appearance (volume): Volume 1
First Appearance (strip): Chapter 2: Allied Forces
First Appearance (anime): Episode 01
Japanese VA: Yuki Kaida, Kanae Kasuga (Flower Of Iris)
English VA: Clarine Harp

China (中国, Chūgoku) is a main character in the series Hetalia: Axis Powers, who is part of the Allied Forces. In 2008, Himaruya gave human names to some of the characters and he received the name Wang Yao (王耀, Wanyao or Ouyou, 王耀, Wáng Yào).

AppearanceEdit

Main article: Uniform Guide: China

He has dark hair tied back into a ponytail, and is often shown wearing a deep green Chinese military uniform with a red armband (though it was colored tan in one colorspread). In other instances, he wears a green mandarin jacket with yellow pants, or a red one with white pants as shown in the Hetalia trading card game.

He has a scar on his back, a reminder of when Japan attacked him when they were younger, and a panda-shaped birthmark above his left buttock.

Personality and InterestsEdit

One of the apparent oldest nations, he happens to be extremely superstitious, but not at all religious. He tries to act as an older brother to the other Asian nations, but fails to be treated as one. Somewhat like America, he likes to be in charge or have what he wants. He tends to end his sentences with the suffix "-aru" (a Japanese stereotype of Chinese accents), though sometimes he ends them with "-ahen" (opium) when conversing with England. He would only use "aru" when speaking Japanese. He has a companion named "Shinatty-chan", an old man in a Hello Kitty knockoff costume.

He is shown to be a lover of cuisine, and is said to nag if food has a certain pattern of tastes. On one occasion in the WWII-set strips, he winds up arriving late to a meeting and explains that he always puts his food as his first priority.

China appears to have a love of cute things, particularly cartoon characters, Hello Kitty, and pandas, and he is frequently seen carrying one. He is also very artistic, as he is skilled at not only painting beautiful human beings full-scale, but also on something as small as a strand of hair (as seen in a strip in the web-comic); his artistic abilities don't, however, apply across the board, as his anime drawings are quite poor compared to Japan's and Korea's.

Overall he appears to be a cheerful character, though he can occasionally slip into moments of melancholy when reflecting on how much the world has changed in all the years he's been around. He's also been shown to be easily annoyed and prone to snapping, particularly when it comes to Korea.

RelationshipsEdit

Hong KongEdit

Main article: Hong Kong

Little has been revealed about their relationship. Hong Kong was raised by China before he became British territory for a hundred years. The two were eventually reunited when England's control ceased. In The Summary of the Plot until Now, China is seen telling Hong Kong to stop drawing explicit art, saying that he will have to mosaic it all out. Hong Kong replies, "I'm kinda sorry. And I won't do it again. Maybe." Also, Hong Kong refers China as teacher (sensei, or xiānshēng in the English manga).

JapanEdit

Main article: Japan

After discovering the new nation (who appeared to be a child all on his own), China took him in and raised him as a younger brother, though Japan denied being related to him when asked about it. Japan eventually wound up betraying China when he decided to initiate a war, and attacked him with a katana (leaving a scar on his back). Since that war, the two remained on opposing sides as enemies, and China became distressed as to how war changed his "brother".

KoreaEdit

Main article: Korea

China is constantly annoyed by Korea's claims that he invented others' work, and his claim that both him and Japan should consider him to be their older brother. Korea also happens to have an obsession with China, wanting to be acknowledged by him. He also once showed the belief that China's breasts belonged to him like Japan's.

RussiaEdit

Main article: Russia

Despite the close relationship the two have had throughout their history, China is very suspicious and fearful of his northern neighbor, especially after the Sino-Soviet Split. In return, Russia has been shown to stalk China, especially when disguised in a panda suit, and takes a special interest in him.

TaiwanEdit

Main article: Taiwan

Little has been revealed about their relationship. In Asian and Western Festivals, Taiwan, like Hong Kong, refers to China as 'teacher.' However, she also talks back to him frequently and does not mind his bossiness but does prefer Japan.

In The AnimeEdit

ChinaAnime

China in Episode 09.

China first appears in Episode 01, at the world meeting. As the others argue, he attempts to break up the fight by offering them snacks (that they refuse).

China's raising of Japan is spotlighted in Episode 16, which details their past history, though the betrayal aspect was left out of the anime adaptation.

Though his hair tends to be colored black in most artwork for the manga, China's character design in the anime gives him ash brown hair, as well as adding haircurls to his ponytail.

NameEdit

The Western order for his name is Yao Wang, while the Eastern order is Wang Yao.

Wang is a common Chinese surname that means "king", while Yao is a common given name that means "brightly shining". A common rendering of his first name in fandom is Wong. Another alternate spelling of his name (that quickly fell out of use) was Wong Hwei. According to an old blog post by Himaruya, his name can be rendered in Japanese and in English as either Wang Yao or Wang Yue.

Character SongsEdit

TriviaEdit

China

China's old profile, with Kuomintang flag.

  • In his earliest webcomic profile, China was represented by the Guomindang flag of China. In his profiles from 2007 and on, Hidekaz Himaruya quickly switched the flag out for the People's Republic Of China one. However, the historically accurate flag for the WWII-set strips would be the flag for the Republic Of China (later used for Taiwan).
  • His original birthday (October 10th) corresponded with the date of formation of the Republic Of China. However, in later profiles, his birthday was stated as "Unknown". In a Chinese printing of volume 2, his birthday is given as October 1st (the formation of the People's Republic Of China), though the same printing is controversial for changing Taiwan's profile to state that she is a "part of China" (the stance that both Republics of China take).
  • He is immortal, which explains his great age of 4000 years. Some Chinese fans will modify his age to 5000, as it is considered to be a more accurate age for "China".
    Earlychina vol3

    Early China as seen in vol3.

  • A rejected design for China showed that Himaruya originally considered having him wear glasses. One version of this early design appears in a scan of a notebook page featuring it along with an early male Korea and a Thailand. In the design, China also wears his hair down. A second doodle of the rejected concept would later appear in the special edition booklet for volume 3, where Yao was depicted with short hair and the glasses. In notes, Himaruya wrote that the character was originally supposed to be colder and calculating, as well as appearing to be older.
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