China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a one-party state governed by the Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces; five autonomous regions; four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing); two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau); and claims sovereignty over Taiwan.

Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, China is the world's second-largest country by land area, and either the third or fourth-largest by total area, depending on the method of measurement. China's landscape is vast and diverse, ranging from forest steppes and the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts in the arid north to subtropical forests in the wetter south. The Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan mountain ranges separate China from South and Central Asia. The Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, the third- and sixth-longest in the world, run from the Tibetan Plateau to the densely populated eastern seaboard. China's coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 14,500 kilometres (9,000 mi) long, and is bounded by the Bohai, Yellow, East and South China Seas.

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GLOBALink | Improving eco-environment helps mountainous areas in China create wealth by herb planting

Xinhua 19 Jun 2022
Huoshan County in east China's Anhui Province is an important producing area of dendrobium nobile, a valuable Chinese herbal medicine found in the rocks. Thanks to the improving ecological environment, local people have created wealth in planting the herbal medicine ... China launches third aircraft carrier....

China's mountainous areas explore new ways to generate wealth through green assets

Xinhua 19 Jun 2022
Villagers pick tea leaves at a tea garden in Dawan Village of Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, May 11, 2022 ... Photo taken on May 12, 2022 shows dendrobium, a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, in a planting base in Sanhe village of Huoshan County, east China's Anhui Province ... China launches third aircraft carrier....

Viewing China From Afar: Magical Traditional Chinese Medicine - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Eagle-Tribune 16 Jun 2022
SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mixing Chinese herbal remedies is an essential skill for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners ... Today, let's learn more about traditional Chinese herbal medicine.� ... Many people buy these herbal pastes as a health supplement during the cold winter months in China.�....

Across China: Goji berries bring Ningxia desert to life

Xinhua 15 Jun 2022
YINCHUAN, June 15 (Xinhua) -- On the vast Xizan goji berry plantation in Zhongning County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, the berries hang in bright red bunches amid green leaves ... China's history with this particular berry dates back thousands of years ... Across China....

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