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It may be worth noting, not just as a point of semantics, that the normal translation into English in official Chinese government publications is comprehensive national strength, not power. Cripipper (talk) 10:00, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Unlike most Western concepts of political power, Chinese political thinkers believe that CNP can be calculated numerically by combining various quantitative indices to create a single number held to measure the power of a nation-state.