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  • Chinese Annoyance With North Korea Bubbles to the Surface
    A retired general’s scathing account of North Korea as a recalcitrant ally headed for collapse and unworthy of China’s support revealed how far relations between the two countries have sunk.
    By Jane Perlez.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:08:30 GMT.
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  • In Wake of Hong Kong, Chinese Leader Warns Macau
    In the wake of prolonged pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, President Xi Jinping raised a warning about interference from external forces.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:04:39 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Cyclist survives fall under lorry
    A cyclist in China avoids serious injury after being knocked off his bike by a truck at a busy junction.
    BBC News.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:55:43 GMT.
  • Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau
    Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.
    BBC News.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:02:12 GMT.
  • Famous sexologist in China reveals 17-year relationship with transgender man
    A leading Chinese sexologist's revelation that she's been living with a transgender man for 17 years has sparked a rare public discussion about China's largely invisible and marginalized transgender community.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:41:06 EST.
  • Africa: Tropical Deforestation Threatens Global Food Production
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation]Rome -Tropical deforestation in the southern hemisphere is accelerating global warming and threatening world food production by distorting rainfall patterns across Europe, China and the U.S. ...
    All Africa.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:15:20 GMT.
  • Abbott's Generic Drug Business Gets A Boost With Veropharm Acquisition
    The deal makes sense in light of Abbott’s recent efforts to expand its generic drug business in high-growth emerging markets such as China, India, Latin America and Russia because of sustained sluggishness in developed markets. ...
    By Trefis Team.  Forbes.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:20:00 GMT.
  • China Arrests Korean-American Aid Worker
    A Korean-American aid worker has been arrested in China and accused of embezzlement and counterfeiting. Peter Hahn, who is 74, was arrested by Chinese authorities on Friday, according to his attorney Zhang Peihong. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:17:35 -0500.
  • China President Arrives in Macau as Anti-Corruption Campaign Hits Casinos
    China's President Xi Jinping is in Macau Friday, marking the 15th Anniversary of the region's return to Chinese sovereignty and attending the swearing-in of principal officials of the region’s government. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:10:24 -0500.
  • Serbs Cut Ribbon On Chinese-Built Bridge Over Danube
    The Chinese and Serbian prime ministers have opened a new multimillion-euro bridge over the Danube in Belgrade, described as the first major Chinese-built infrastructure project in Europe.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:48:34 +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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