Catti , Catti , Catti , Catto ( Chinese 斤 ， Jin) is a traditional unit of mass in China and countries of Southeast Asia , in different countries its size is from 600 to 632.5 grams  . In China, it is currently standardized in 500 g.
By origin it was equal to 1/100 of the pikule - the latter was defined as “what an adult man can carry on his shoulders,” and accordingly, the standards in different countries of Asia varied.
Values in the metric system
- Thailand - 600 g (0.0017)  ;
- Japan (kin) - 600 g (0.0017);
- Taiwan (Republic of China) - 600 g (0.0017);
- Hong Kong (Hong Kong) - 604.78982 g (0.0017)  ;
- Malaysia - 604.79 g (0.0017)  ;
- Singapore - 604.8 g (0.0017)  ;
- Burma - 617.6 g (0.0016);
- Philippines - 632.5 g (0.0016).
- Japanese system of measures (kin)
- Units of measure by country. scross.ru Archived March 22, 2008 on Wayback Machine (Russian)
- In parentheses, the inverse ratio is indicated
- Weights and Measures Ordinance . The Law of Hong Kong . Date of treatment November 30, 2009. Archived March 12, 2012.
- Weights and Measures Act 1972 (Inaccessible link - history ) . (inaccessible link)
- Weights and Measures Act . Archived March 12, 2012.