Central bank balance sheet (中央银行资产负债表)

A central bank balance sheet (中央银行资产负债表 zhōng yāng yín háng zī chǎn fù zhài biǎo) summarizes the financial position of the bank, including assets, liabilities, and equity. A balance sheet (资产负债表 zī chǎn fùz hài biǎo) is a financial statement that reports a company’s assets, liabilities, and shareholders’ equity. Balance as in account balance (账户结余 zhàng hù jié yú). Also see: “central bank” (中央银行 zhōng yāng yín háng) and “balance sheet” (资产负债表 zī chǎn fù zhài biǎo).

Part 1: Breakdown of Words

  • Central bank” (中央银行 zhōng yāng yín háng) derives from:
    • “Central” (中央 zhōng yāng) as in “central government” (中央政府 zhōng yāng zhèng fǔ), or “central air conditioning” (中央空调 zhōng yāng kōng tiáo).
      • ” (zhōng) as in “China” (中国 zhōng guó), “intermediate” (中级 zhōng jí), “middle” (中间 zhōng jiān), or “Central Europe” (中欧 zhōng ōu).
      • ” (yāng) as in “beg” (央求 yāng qiú), or “CCTV (China Central Television)” (央视 yāng shì).
    • Bank” derives from:
      • ” (yín) as in “silver” (白银 bái yín), “silver-colored” (银色 yín sè), or “silver screen” (银屏 yín píng).
      • ” (háng) as in “industry” (行业 háng yè), or “rank” (行列 háng liè).
  • Balance sheet” (资产负债表 zī chǎn fùz hài biǎo) derives from:
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