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  • Uighurs to remain in Thai detention
    A court in Thailand rules that a group of Muslim Uighurs at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and China can remain in Thai detention.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:56:46 GMT.
  • Heads Up: In Hong Kong, PMQ Serves Up Food and Art
    “Police Married Quarters,” a 1950s complex that once housed families, is now home to dozens of restaurants, studios and boutiques.
    Joyce Lau.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:06:09 GMT.
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  • Tesla Bows To China Challenge With Market Reboot
    Bottom line: Tesla's China reboot appears to be complete, paving the way for it to gain some traction in the market by year end if it can effectively target the nation's wealthy, image-conscious trend setters.
    By Doug Young.  Forbes.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:05:00 GMT.
  • Papadakis, Cizeron clinch world ice dance gold
    France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took gold at the World Figure Skating Championships ice dance event in Shanghai Friday, the high point of a remarkable breakthrough season for the duo.
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:49:00 +0200.
  • Sinosphere Blog: Six Months Later, Small Protest Camp Grows Again in Hong Kong
    The Occupy Central movement has been slowly expanding its presence in the Admiralty district as it approaches the six-month anniversary of the start of the mass pro-democracy demonstrations.
    Austin Ramzy.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:38:04 GMT.
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  • New China corruption task force
    China announces a new multi-agency initiative called Sky Net to help bring to justice corrupt officials who have fled overseas.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:41:33 GMT.
  • Chinese South China Sea Reclamation Projects Hamper Philippines, Others’ Claims
    China is forging ahead with reclamation projects on at least seven tiny but hotly contested features in the South China Sea, posing what could be a major challenge in the Philippines' international arbitration case against China. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:58:23 -0400.
  • Kazakh Uranium Tycoon Dies In China
    The president of Kazakhstan's uranium giant, KazAtomProm, the world's largest uranium producer, has died in Beijing, China.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:55:17 +0000.
  • Canada's Duhamel & Radford win pairs gold at figure skating worlds
    Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford won the gold medal in the pairs event Thursday at the world figure skating championships in Shanghai.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:23 EDT.
  • China Aims for Industry 4.0 by 2025
    In a speech at China's National People's Congress in Beijing this month, Premier Li Keqiang laid out plans to revamp the country's manufacturing infrastructure with advanced technology.
    Rob Spiegel.  Design News.  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:15:00 EDT.
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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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