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  • Top 10 Luxury Car Brands In China
    According to the 2013 World Luxury Index by the Digital Luxury Group, these are the global auto makers the rich Chinese want to drive.
    By Kenneth Rapoza.  Forbes.  Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:47:00 GMT.
  • China’s Factories Slowing, Surveys Show
    At the same time, surveys of purchasing managers across Asia told a tale of fewer new orders and faltering exports, but with brighter spots like India and Taiwan.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:30:10 GMT.
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  • Trade Duties Urged as New Deterrent Against Cybertheft
    An Oregon-based solar company is proposing that punitive tariffs be imposed on Chinese manufacturers that have benefited from online espionage.
    By Diane Cardwell.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:24:36 GMT.
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  • China opposes sanctions against Russia
    China says the EU's proposed additional sanctions on its key ally Russia will not solve the current problems in Ukraine.
    Mail & Guardian.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:39:00 +0200.
  • Russia and China launch gas pipeline
    Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.
    BBC News.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:13:50 GMT.
  • VIDEO: HK protesters disrupt vote speech
    Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech by a Beijing official who was explaining how new voting procedures will be introduced for the city.
    BBC News.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:47:35 GMT.
  • Tensions Still Simmer Between Vietnam, China
    Last week Vietnam sent a senior official to China in a bid to ease simmering tensions caused by maritime territorial disputes in the South China Sea. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:15:21 -0400.
  • China May Be Biggest Winner From Ukraine Crisis
    Thousands of miles away from the Ukrainian battlefields of Donetsk and Novoazovsk sits the country that may end up being the largest beneficiary of the turmoil along Russia’s southwest border: China. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:26:09 -0400.
  • Putin In Yakutsk To Inaugurate Construction Of Pipeline To China
    Russian President Vladimir Putin was in the Siberian city of Yakutsk on September 1 to launch the construction of a new natural gas pipeline to China.
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:56:28 +0000.
  • First from China? Volvo S60L gets the nod
    That tsunami of cheap cars from China predicted to hit U.S. shores has been slow in coming.  Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.
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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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