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The Chinese did the smart thing. They changed the definitions of their traditional measurement units so that each would be some exactly multiple or very simple fraction of a metric unit. Like, the "liang" is 20 kg, no more no less.
The US disadvantage is 150 years of industrialization using feet,...
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Best answer: The Chinese did the smart thing. They changed the definitions of their traditional measurement units so that each would be some exactly multiple or very simple fraction of a metric unit. Like, the "liang" is 20 kg, no more no less.
The US disadvantage is 150 years of industrialization using feet, inches, miles, and pounds.