China

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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Orangutan diplomacy: why Malaysia’s scheme is attracting criticism before it starts

The Conversation 30 May 2024
They have reddish fur, long arms, cheek pads, and, just like China’s giant pandas , opposable thumbs . They have human-like intelligence and have been known to employ herbal medicine to heal their wounds, communicate and use sign language ... The idea for orangutan diplomacy is inspired by the success of China’s panda diplomacy project....
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Forests developed for economic purpose in SE China

Xinhua 23 May 2024
An aerial drone photo taken on May 9, 2024 shows an ecological farm where materials for Chinese herbal medicine are planted in Gutian County of Ningde City, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 9, 2024 ... Chinese herbal medicine solanum lyratum is seen at an ecological farm in ......
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Seine food festival displays excellent taste

China Daily 11 May 2024
Around 70 guests, including representatives from governments, cultural circles and culinary industries in China and France, embarked on the culinary journey on May 4. The festival is one of this year's premium cultural exchange events between China and France as the two countries celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations....
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Across China: Distinctive industries help SW China's township escape poverty

Xinhua 11 May 2024
CHONGQING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Tucked away in deep mountains, Zhongyi Township, once plagued by poverty, is now undergoing a revitalization journey, and this transformation is driven by the development of specialized industries such as herbal medicine cultivation and ecotourism ... Across China....
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Distinctive industries help SW China's township escape poverty

Beijing News 11 May 2024
CHONGQING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Tucked away in deep mountains, Zhongyi Township, once plagued by poverty, is now undergoing a revitalization journey, and this transformation is driven by the development of specialized industries such as herbal medicine cultivation and ecotourism....
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Enjoy the taste of spring together and convey good wishes-- Wanglaoji showed up at the ...

The Manila Times 10 May 2024
Herbal tea originates in Southern China and is a healthy plant-based herbal beverage. Wanglaoji, the ancestor of herbal tea which was founded in 1828, has been listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in China ... "We hope to use traditional Chinese herbal tea culture as a ......

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