In China, 1959 – present, a unit of area in the gon zhí simplified metric system, a unit of area, used only in agricultrual areas, = 1 square meter.¹
Gong may be translated “official” or “public,” in this context "metric".
Other expressions for square meter may be more common: píngfāng 平方, píngfāngmi 平方米, píngmi 平米
1. United Nations, 1966.
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