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The People's Republic of China is the third largest country in the
world by area, after Russia and Canada, but it has the largest population.
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Countries neighbouring China are: North Korea,
Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal,
Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos
Weather in Asia:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Asia.
More than a fifth of the world's population live within China's
borders, and at times it seems as though they're all camped out at Beijing Station.
There is so much to see and do in China, and I always prefer to travel
You will need at least four to six weeks to do the country any
justice, and if you have the time to use your full three month visa, all the better.
Some travellers even get permission to extend their visa, it all
depends on the mood of the official, or your willingness to pay for the services of one of
The Bureau for Foreigners is a newer form of corruption in the open.
Despite the official stamp of approval, bargaining in these offices is not uncommon.
China has changed a lot since I first visited the country in 1988,
some of it not for the better.
in Eighty Eight:
You really did feel like one in a billion in those days.
Many people were still afraid to speak out, the Sino- Chinese summit
was a long way off, and with that, the most memorable picture to come out of China; that
lone protester standing in the line of an advancing tank column in Tian'men Square.
Tour of China:
Superbly presented with maps and excellent photography.
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Beijing is the capital of
China, and the jumping off point for a visit to The Great Wall, at Badaling.
Accommodation in Shanghai
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20 Nanjing Road East Huangpu.
right on the corner of the Bund and the Nanjing Road shopping area, the Shanghai Peace
Hotel is something of an historical institution and a must visit; even if you don't stay
Hotel amenities include the full-service health spa, Dragon & Phoenix Hall
(Cantonese cuisine), Peace Grill (French cuisine), Old Jazz Bar, and Dragon & Phoenix
All rooms feature dark wood furnishings, high-speed Internet access, satellite TV,
voicemail, bathroom TVs, bathroom telephones, bathrobes, hairdryers, coffeemakers,
minibars, safes, and separate sitting areas.
Guilin derives its name from the Osmanthus trees found all over
The main reason for a visit to Guilin though is to get out of the city
and view the limestone peaks on the way to Yangshou and along the Li River.
If you want to see the Terracotta Soldiers in Qinshi-huang's
Mausoleum, then you will need to visit Xi'an.
There's more to see around the city too.
Presented as an interactive table of events from the Xia ancient era of 2,000 BC, through
the Imperial Dynasties to the People's Republic of China's move towards socialism. There
are Chinese characters too that make it look more authentic, and links to deeper pages,
News from Beijing and other regions in China.
An American professor blogging from China.
Web-based Etymological dictionary, for learning Chinese characters.
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