In China, 1959 – present, a unit of length in the gong zhí simplified metric system, = 1 kilometer.¹
gong may be translated “official,” “common” or “public,” or in this context, “metric.”
Yīnglĭ (英里) is an English statute mile.
1. United Nations, 1966.
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