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  • China Quick Facts

    Location: East Asia, on the west coast of Pacific OceanArea: 9,596,961 sq kmLand: 9,569,901 sq kmWater: 270.060 sq kmLand boundaries: Total: 22,117 kmBorder countries: Afghanistan 76 km, Bhutan 470 km, Burma 2,185 km, India 3380 km, Kazakhstan 1,533 km, North ...
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  • Geography of China

    The People's Republic of China is situated in the southeastern part of the Eurasian Continent, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, and between North Korea and Vietnam, the total area of China is almost 9,600,000 sq. km.In ...
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  • Climate of China

    The vast territory of China spans nearly 50 latitudinal degrees, and most of it is in the temperate zone, with a small part extending south into the tropical and subtropical zones and the northernmost tip close to the Frigid Zone. There are perennial icy and s...
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  • History of China

    When the Chinese refer to their history, they might be speaking of times that are already legendary. After all, Chinese written history dates back approximately four thousand years. Archaeological material, which has been found, indicates that people were alre...
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  • Chinese Food and Cooking

    Confucius once said: "Eating is the utmost important part of life".Food is a central part of the Chinese culture. Chinese cuisine is one of the greatest methods of cooking. Many elements have influenced its development. The Chinese people enjoy eating good foo...
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  • Chinese Language

    There are seven major Chinese dialects and many sub dialects. Mandarin (or Putonghua), the predominant dialect, is spoken by over 70% of the population. It is taught in all schools and is the medium of government. Non-Chinese languages spoken widely by ethnic ...
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  • Religion and Philosophy in China

    China is a country with great diversity of religions, with over 100 million followers of various faiths. The main religions are Buddhism, Islam , Christianity, China's indigenous Taoism, along with Shamanism, Eastern Orthodox Christianity and the Naxi people's...
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  • China Ethnic Groups

    China has long been a unified multi-national state. The Chinese nation is composed of 56 different nationalities. The majority of the Chinese are the Hans, who make up about 92 per cent of China's total population. The name Han originated over two thousand yea...
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  • China's National Flag, Emblem & Anthem

    national flag of the People's Republic of ChinaNational flag of the People's Republic of China is the symbol of the People's Republic of China. It is the obligation for each Chinese to respect and cherish our national flag. The national flag of the People's Re...
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  • Family Planning Policy of China

    Why Family Planning Excessive population growth is an extremely serious problem facing the contemporary world. Lacking prompt and determined moves to control population and maintain a balance between consumption and development, the world population would be...
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  • Education System in China

    With the biggest population in the world, China also has the biggest educational system. Currently, more than 200 million people are receiving full time education in various schools and grade levels. A good education has always been highly valued in China, as ...
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  • China Nightlife

    Since China's "reform and opening-up policy" in 1979, the nightlife in this country has become varied and more colorful. Nowadays, for international travelers it's as easy to fill your nights during your stay in China. Experience Peking Opera or spend a night ...
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  • What to See in China?

    Strategically located in Eastern Asia, China has the oldest surviving civilizations in the world with full of mysteries. It spans thousands of miles from the deserts in the west to the ocean on the east. With a written history of over 5,000 years, China boasts...
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  • Transportation

    Transport in China has experienced major growth and expansion since 1949 and a comprehensive transportation system was created, combining airplanes, railways and highways. Even Tibet, one of the most inaccessible regions in the world can be reached by train si...
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  • What to Buy in China?

    When in China, most travelers want to bring back some wonderful mementos for themselves, or friends. As a fantastic shopping paradise, China would never let you down; there is no need to worry about what to buy. Chinese goods such as silk, jade, porcelain, Chi...
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  • What to Eat in China

    Have you eaten yet? Don't be baffled by this question when a native Chinese says this to you or others at the first sight. It is just like the phrases: "how are you?" or "good day" as a very common greeting in north China. Similar to "Food is the staff of life...
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Unique charm of Guilin lies on the stunning landscape from Guilin to Yangshuo area. By bike, car, cruise and on foot, you will enjoy the different beauties.

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