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  • Sinosphere Blog: Hong Kong Protesters Consider Taking Their Grievances to Beijing
    Alex Chow, one of the student leaders, said that the demonstrators were weighing whether to go to the Chinese capital when world leaders, including President Obama, gather for a summit meeting next week.
    By Michael Forsythe.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:29:16 GMT.
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  • How To Jailbreak Your iOS 8 iPhone Or iPad
    The Chinese jailbreaking team Pangu has finally released an update to its initial tool released last week and below you'll find a full step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak your Apple device and get access to a world of tweaking. ...
    By Antony Leather.  Forbes.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:29:00 GMT.
  • China makes 'biggest cash haul'
    Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
    BBC News.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:53:19 GMT.
  • China and Russia Said to Block Creation of Antarctic Marine Reserves
    International talks in Australia on establishing two marine reserve areas, each larger than Texas, in the waters around Antarctica ended in failure on Friday.
    By Michelle Innis.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:37:36 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper
    A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.
    BBC News.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:23:55 GMT.
  • Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves
    Thousands have signed an online petition denouncing reported comments by an HSBC Holdings board member in which she likened Hong Kong protesters' demands for democracy to the emancipation of slaves.
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:49:00 +0200.
  • Afghan President Calls On Taliban To Join Peace Process
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has urged the Taliban to join in reconciliation talks, a call that was echoed by China's prime minister
    Radio Liberty.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:47:59 +0000.
  • China to Send Elite Army Unit to Help Fight Ebola in Liberia
    China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:18:02 -0400.
  • Chinese Magazine Gets Taken Over by Government
    A long running Chinese liberal magazine says it will now be taken over by Beijing's government in a move that continues a tightening grip on information since President Xi Jinping came to power. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:24:29 -0400.
  • China Telecom hit by increased competition
    China’s No. 3 operator China Telecom witnessed its wireless subscriber growth slow during the first nine months of this year due to increased competition from rivals. ...
    Dan Meyer.  RCR Wireless.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:01:28 +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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