bingtuan

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Mandarin 兵团 (bīngtuán, army unit, army formation)

NounEdit

bingtuan

  1. In China, a construction and corporation composed of soldiers, especially working-class ones.
    • 2009 August 22, Edward Wong, “Workers Return to Restive China Region”, New York Times:
      The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, the state enterprise that runs the bingtuan , the vast farms set up in the 1950s and afterward by the People’s Liberation Army to help populate the frontier region, reported a drop in the number of migrants going to Xinjiang after the July riots.
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