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China (Chinese中国pinyinZhōngguó; lit. “Middle Kingdom”), officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and the world’s most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion.[10] Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the fourth largest country by total area.[k][16] Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (BeijingTianjinShanghai, and Chongqing), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

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How to shop and barter in Beijing China

How to shop and barter in Beijing China

I had huge shopping in China plans when I visited Beijing but7kg of checked luggage wasn't going to really allow me to go crazy. Luckily we had a friend visiting from Australia that had to get souvenirs from China to take home as well so I was able to at least get...

How to spend an epic 5 days in Beijing China

How to spend an epic 5 days in Beijing China

There are so many things to do in a city that even if you live there you may not get to see it all. This was the same for our stay in Beijing and we had a list a mile long on what to see in Beijing. We wanted to see as much as we could in Beijing and in the heat as...

13 amazing things to do in Xi’an China

13 amazing things to do in Xi’an China

Other than the warriors what is there to do in Xi'an China? So many people just stared at us and had no idea. It was our mission to get out there and find as many things to do in Xi'an that we possibly could when we were visiting Xi'an China. We planned on finding the...

China train guide. How to book, collect, board and ride!

China train guide. How to book, collect, board and ride!

The high-speed train network in China is the transportation of choice for over a billion people and it was our choice as well when we spent a month travelling China independently. For foreigners buying train tickets for the Chinese train network, it can be a bit...

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