sinophile

adjective, often capitalized
sino·​phile | \ ˈsīnəˌfīl, ˈsin-, ˈsēn- \
variants: or less commonly sinophil \ -​ˌfil \

Definition of sinophile

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: approving or favoring the Chinese or their policy or characteristics

sinophile

noun, sometimes capitalized
\ " \
variants: or less commonly sinophil \ " \
plural -s

Definition of sinophile (Entry 2 of 2)

: one partial to or especially fond of Chinese culture or characteristics

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Adjective

Sino- + -phile, -phil

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“Sinophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sinophile. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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