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  • HK policemen arrested over beating
    Seven Hong Kong policemen are arrested in connection with beating of a pro-democracy protester in October.
    BBC News.  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:35:34 GMT.
  • From city life to country life
    Why young professionals in Taiwan are getting out of the city.
    BBC News.  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:56:49 GMT.
  • Sinosphere Blog: Bean Sprouts Tainted With Banned Additive Are Again Found in China
    Sprouts produced at a site on the southern outskirts of Beijing were treated with high levels of 6-benzyladenine, a plant hormone, to speed up the growth cycle and make them more attractive to buyers, The Beijing News reported.
    By Jess Macy Yu.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:21:51 GMT.
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  • Why I Want My Daughters To Learn Empathy Rather Than Chinese
    Since I’ve become a mother I have received all kinds of advice about what my daughters should learn in order to be successful. Computer programming. English. Chess. Ballet. Chinese. Math. Team sports. Music. Martial arts.
    By Ashoka.  Forbes.  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT.
  • Hong Kong Police Remove Protesters’ Camp After a Night of Chaotic Clashes
    More than 100 demonstrators were arrested as the authorities dismantled barricades protecting a site where pro-democracy protesters had camped since late September.
    By Chris Buckley and Alan Wong.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:47:26 GMT.
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  • China Considers Suing ‘Economic Fugitives’ in US
    China is considering suing people suspected of committing economic crimes who have fled to the United States and elsewhere with billions of dollars, an unusual step in a widening anti-graft campaign, a senior official said on Wednesday. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:25:44 -0500.
  • Hong Kong student protest leaders arrested, flashpoint site cleared
    Hong Kong student protest leaders Joshua Wong and Lester Shum were arrested on Wednesday as police cleared pro-democracy demonstrators from a site in the city's Mong Kok district, the Facebook accounts of two student groups said.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:39:53 EST.
  • Clashes as Hong Kong Authorities Clear More Protests
    Hong Kong authorities cleared a main protest camp Wednesday and arrested two leaders of the Occupy Movement, which is calling for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:37:11 -0500.
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Ctrip Announce Joint Venture to Serve the Chinese Cruise Market
    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) and International Ltd. ...
    Travel Industry Wire.  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:26:06 EST.
  • Host Taiwan Wins U21 Tournament
    TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Taiwan blanked Japan 9-0 Sunday night to win the inaugural World Baseball Softball Confederation U21 World Cup. ...
    Vince Lara-cinisomo.  Baseball America.  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:20:07 +0000.
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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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