What does mean zhōngxing from ZTE in Chinese? ZTE is the Chinese company that makes, among others, modems, routers, smartphones, etc.
You answered your own question.– Shiji.JNov 22, 2016 at 15:37
1I know it's a proper name, but etymogically, what does zhōngxing means? Xiexie.– Paul EgnahcxekcatsNov 22, 2016 at 15:43
I saw others' answers. They might be true. But that's just a name, only the brand owner can officially explain it.– Shiji.JNov 23, 2016 at 3:35
@Shiji.Jiang Ah, I see.... Thanks for your feedback! ;) ;) ;)– Paul EgnahcxekcatsNov 23, 2016 at 7:15
中興 as a single term, does mean "revival, restoration" particularly refers to a period of revival of a declining dynasty.
中興 is mostly a history text book term, when we are talking about a particular period in history. It is never used in contemporary sense. People who were living in a 中興 period would not refer their country's revival as a temporary state
However as a company name in this case, we have to see 中 and 興 as individual characters because China is not in decline. and 中 clearly refers to 中國 (China), not 中期(middle period)
中 stands for: 中國 = China
興 means: "thriving; prosperous; flourishing" as in "興盛" (thrive,flourish)
中興通訊 means "Flourishing China Communication "
Thanks, man... Very accurate and informed answer! Please reply always for my questions. :))) :d Nov 22, 2016 at 22:17
@FarnzSeager Are you sure? I think 中 means China since centuries ago!– RodrigoNov 23, 2016 at 5:48
@FarnzSeager Thanks for your reply! So if that中 didn't mean China, what did it mean? ;) Nov 23, 2016 at 7:17
中 contains meanings of : " (adj)middle; center; inside; medium; average; halfway; (v)directly hit " - Now try to add Flourishing to any of the meanings I listed. "Flourishing Middle, Medium flourish, Halfway flourish? " My conclusion is still "China is the obvious choice."– Tang Ho ♦Nov 23, 2016 at 7:32
Source: ZTE official site
If you cannot read Chinese, you may refer to the following translations in my poor English:
There are two reasons why this company is called [中兴]:
ZTE is combined by two corporations: 中国航天691厂(CASC 691 Factory, a Chinese company) and 兴运 (Xing1 Yun4, a Hong Kong company). take one word from each company, we get[中] and [兴].
Like other users said, 中兴=中国兴盛=China's soaring.