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China is located in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam.



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Introduction - Brief History
For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, his successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight.

Highest Point: Mount Everest 8,850 m

Lowest Point: Turpan Pendi -154 m

Internet Country Code: .cn

Business - Magazines
Forbes China
China News Digest

Languages
Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages

Capital: Beijing

Recipes
Chinese Food

Religion: Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Muslim 1%-2%, Christian 3%-4%  note: officially atheist (2002 est.)

Languages Spoken: Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages

Geology
China Geological Survey (English Version Available)

Government
China Atomic Energy Authority

Other Links - China
China
China for Visitors
China Today
Virtual China

Search Engines - China
Search Engines - Asia
China Vista
Nihao

See also: Languages spoken in Asia, Languages of the world


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China is located in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam.

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