Convert Chinese Jin (斤) to Pounds (lb) Online Tool
Convert Chinese jin (斤) to pounds (lb). Jin are a traditional unit of weight in China for measuring food and groceries. The Weights and Measures Act of 1929 passed by the Republic of China adopted the metric system and rounded traditional Chinese units to metric units standardizing the jin as 500 grams. The Council of the People's Republic of China in 1959 once again reconfirmed the jin as equivalent to 500 grams. Pounds are unit of weight used the British Empire and in common practice are only currently used by the United States. One pound is approximately 453.592 grams. This gives a conversion where one jin is approximately 1.102 pounds.