Chinese has several meanings:
- Citizen of China (中国 人/中国 人, Zhōngguórén, man from the country's center '), that is, all citizens of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China ( Taiwan ), regardless of ethnicity ( cf. peoples of China ) and national origin, as well as historically all citizens of the year beginning with the Qin Dynasty Chinese Empire and its precursors;
- Han -Chinese (汉族 人/汉族 人, Hànzúrén, a member of the Han nationality ' or汉人/汉人, Hànrén, man of the Han people "), ie all members of China's most important and largest ethnic group; added overseas Chinese, many of whom, although not citizens of China are, but the vast majority also belong to the ethnic group of the Han Chinese.
- The Chinese