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  • China watches Greece with dismay, patience and cunning
    Beijing is watching the unravelling of events in Athens with a mixture of dismay, strategic patience and cunning, says Carrie Gracie.
    BBC News.  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:28:05 GMT.
  • Sinosphere Blog: China Fears Loss of Great Wall, Brick by Brick
    Erosion, theft and tourists are all wearing down one of China’s most famous landmarks.
    Edward Wong.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:18:16 GMT.
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  • China 'to set out climate pledges'
    China is set to reveal how much it will cut carbon emissions by beyond 2020, says Premier Li Keqiang during a visit to Europe.
    BBC News.  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:24:43 GMT.
  • Dassault's Deal With India Was Important
    Amid some controversy, India took to the news with a June announcement of the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France?s Dassault Aviation. It was an important move for the nation, which counts China and Pakistan as border ?mates?.
    By Ambika Behal.  Forbes.  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:23:00 GMT.
  • Sinosphere Blog: Hong Kong Democracy Activist Reports Being Assaulted on Street
    Joshua Wong, the 18-year-old student who led months of protests last year for a free election of Hong Kong’s leader, said he was assaulted by an unidentified man early Monday while walking down a street.
    Alan Wong.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 01:35:50 GMT.
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  • Uber Makes Big Push to Win Over Chinese Consumers
    Uber, the ride-hailing smartphone application, this month reported it is logging one million rides every day in China. The company is making aggressive efforts to win over consumers and compete with local rivals. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:41:51 -0400.
  • China-Led Development Bank Holds Signing Ceremony
    China has held the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a new international financial institution that will rival the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:43:12 +0000.
  • Turkish President, MHP leader in row over support to Uighur Turks
    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli have clashed over which of them has actually displayed solidarity with the Muslim Uighur minority in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 28 Jun 2015 15:19:00 +0200.
  • VW to launch low-cost car family for China, possibly elsewhere, in 2018
    Volkswagen plans to launch a family of low cost budget cars in China and possibly elsewhere starting in 2018, CEO Martin Winterkorn said in a newspaper interview published Sunday.
    AutoNews.com.  Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:16:17 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Hundreds Injured in Blast, Fire at Taiwanese Water Park
    More than 500 people were injured - nearly 200 seriously - in a fire at a water park outside Taiwan's capital, Taipei. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:08:22 -0400.
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Facts About China

The People's Republic of China is a socialist state located in central and eastern Asia.  Its capital city is Beijing; other major Chinese cities include Shanghai, Tianjin, and Hong Kong.  China's national currency is the Renminbi Yuan, which equals 10 jiao or 100 fen.  In 2007, China's estimated population was 1,351,852,000.

For more news and information about China, visit this official Chinese government website.  For detailed maps of China, visit this China maps website.


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