When used as an adjective, Chinese refers to anything that originates from China, e.g., Chinese cuisine.
When the word is used as a noun, it means one of the following:
See also: List of Chinese ethnic groups, List of Chinese people
The terms Hua ren and Zhongguo ren are generally used interchangeably within the People's Republic of China and among overseas Chinese in North America. Overseas Chinese in southeast Asia (particularly in Malaysia and Singapore) and supporters of Taiwanese independence within Taiwan make a clear distinction between Hua ren (Chinese in the ethnic sense) and Zhongguo ren (Chinese in the political sense).
When used by non-Chinese, the term has also been used synonymously with the Han Chinese, which is the majority ethnicity (>92%) within China. Some Chinese reject this usage, and conflicts over this particular usage tend to come up in discussions about ethnic minorities.
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Australian Chinese Museum in Melbourne. Displays artifacts that share the rich history of Chinese settlers over the past 150 years.
Chinese Community of VICNET
Has extensive links to Chinese websites around the world for the Asian community of Australia.
Chinese Health Foundation of Australia (CHF)
To promote better health education to the Chinese Australian community. Focuses on womens health issues as well.
Federation of Chinese Community of Canberra Incorporated
Community association of Chinese Australians living in Canberra.
Chinese Australian Studies and Contemporary Culture Centre
Promotes civic and theatrical events that share Chinese culture and immigration into Australia.
Richard and Stephanie's Bible Study group from West Sydney Chinese Christian Church at Strathfield, Australia. Has bulletin board, photo gallery, and church related links.
Event information for Chinatown in Sydney, Australia. Includes places for shopping, dining, history, and nightlife for tourists.
Chines Australian Services Society
Has resources for Chinese Australians including immigrant assistance programs, language classes, education grants, and financial services.
Chinese Australian History
Museum that has exhibits and holds cultural events that tell stories of early Chinese settlers.
Features activities, culture, shopping, and discounts for entertainment in Chinatown Sydney.
Chinese Immigrants and Chinese Australians in NSW
Traces history and migration of Chinese settlers in Australia, from the National Archives of Australia.
Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne
A history and description of this 35 year old chinese club and its well established lion dancing team.
Chinese Heritage of Australian Federation
Introduces bibliographies and research aids, provides information on conferences and exhibitions, and carries a range of personal stories and graphics.