I need to populate a database with Simplified Chinese mailing addresses. Where can I find some test data?
Since I'm trying to work with these addresses in a computer program, it would be nice to know how Chinese mailing addresses are put together. What is the format? Are they like US postal addresses?
Knowing something about the format of mailing addresses--both in theory and as they appear in practice on, in speech and on the internet--would be greatly helpful to someone trying to:
Generate plausible entries in a database of mailing addresses.
Parse or scrape addresses in automated way.
Communicate in Chinese where you live to a taxi driver.
Mail a letter to someone in China.
Learn about how the administration of geographical regions works in China.