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  • China-Japan talks fuel hope of thaw
    Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders.
    BBC News.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:57:22 GMT.
  • Op-Ed Contributor: Yan Lianke on Writing in China
    From the shadows I lift my pen to write. I search for love, goodness and a perpetually beating heart.
    By Yan Lianke.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:10:36 GMT.
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  • Sinosphere Blog: Estimated 2,400 Executions Last Year Put China Far Off Peak
    The estimated number of executions compares with about 12,000 in 2002, according to a United States-based human rights organization.
    By Didi Kirsten Tatlow.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:59:04 GMT.
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  • Hong Kong Student Activists Trying to Keep Up With Studies
    Televised talks in Hong Kong Tuesday between the government and pro-democracy activists brought the two sides no closer to resolving the nearly month long demonstrations that have shut down parts of the city. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:31:39 -0400.
  • Kenny G visits Hong Kong protests
    US saxophonist Kenny G visits Hong Kong protest sites, prompting Beijing to repeat its warning for foreigners to stay out of domestic affairs.
    BBC News.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:20:38 GMT.
  • Hong Kong Talks Yield Frustration, No Progress
    A two-hour meeting in Hong Kong Tuesday between political reform advocates and government officials ended without progress, leaving student protesters questioning whether they will continue the talks. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:59:38 -0400.
  • Billionaire Food Magnate: Will Taiwan Fry Him Over Tainted Oil?
    Mass shipments of cooking oil tainted with animal feed or industrial products have sent Taiwanese people fleeing restaurants for meals at home where they can control ingredients. ...
    By Ralph Jennings.  Forbes.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:28:00 GMT.
  • Afghan President To Visit China
    The office of the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he will visit China next week for a three-day trip, his first official visit abroad since taking office in September.
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:49:19 +0000.
  • Hong Kong government, democracy protest leaders begin talks
    Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protest leaders sat down on Oct. 21 for talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralysed the city's streets
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:59:00 +0200.
  • Possible concession to Hong Kong protesters
    Although Hong Kong's leader has indicated a concession to pro-democracy protesters, expectations remain low ahead of talks.
    Mail & Guardian.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:16:00 +0200.
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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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