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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Herbal/Traditional Products in Consumer Health, 2019 Report on the $46 Billion Industry -

Odessa American 05 Dec 2019
The "Herbal/Traditional Products in Consumer Health" report has been added to's offering. The global market for herbal/traditional consumer health goods totalled more than USD46 billion in 2019, driven predominantly by sales in China and the US, which together contributed 41% of sales....

McLeodganj’s Tibetan cancer expert dies

The Times of India 27 Nov 2019
SHIMLA ... The 92-year-old was awarded the Padma Shri — the fourth highest civilian award in India — in 2018 ... Dhonden, the founder of the Tibetan Institute of Medicine and Astrology, was the foremost expert of Sowa Rigpa, the Tibetan herbal medicinal system that combines ancient healing systems of India and China ... more from times of india cities ... City. ....

Donkey population decimated by Chinese medicine demand

The Citizens 21 Nov 2019
Gelatin produced from donkey hide is a key ingredient of one of China's favorite traditional remedies, known as ejiao, which is used to treat a range of ailments from colds to insomnia ... Cnn Imported Donkey Industry Medicine Economics Zoology China Demand Register Of Chinese Herbal Medicine Plummet Martin John....

Endangered deer captured by camera in NE China

China Daily 18 Nov 2019
CHANGCHUN -- A Siberian musk deer was captured by an infrared camera at a tree farm in Northeast China's Jilin ... Musk deer are known for their musk, a kind of aromatic substance commonly used in perfumes across the world and widely used in traditional herbal medicine in China....

Frank Bures: Examining medical effects of lead

Winona Daily News 17 Nov 2019
and fishing sinkers. Both of their products are made of lead ... × ... {{title}} ... Other possible sources of lead contamination are soil, household dust, pottery glazes, toys produced abroad, cosmetics from elsewhere, herbal or folk remedies from India or China, two traditional Hispanic medicines, greta or azarcon, and Mexican candy made with tamarind ... ....

Review investigates the effects of Chinese herbal baths as treatments for uremic pruritus

Natural News 05 Nov 2019
(Natural News) Researchers from the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal bath therapy (CHBT) as a treatment for uremic pruritus (UP). The results of their study were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine ... ....


Korea Times 01 Nov 2019
1682-William Penn lands in what will become Pennsylvania. 1787-The opera "Don Giovanni" is produced in Prague). 1889-Stanley Park dedicated in Vancouver, BC ... 1988-China announces a herbal male contraceptive. ....

Spice is more than a deadly drug – it's a window on our society

Yahoo Daily News 29 Oct 2019
You can tell a lot about a society by the drugs it depends on. In the UK right now, the main drug of choice is booze ... Cocaine is another recession-proof perennial ... Related ... And that’s the point ... Spice is made in China and imported to the UK by criminal gangs, who dissolve the powder in acetone and spray it on to herbal matter such as damiana ... Related ... ....

Spotlight: Health ingredients industry shows potential of cooperation between U.S., China 20 Oct 2019
19 (Xinhua) -- The booming health ingredients industry needs cooperation between the United States as the largest market and China as a key supplier on the supply chain, industry insiders have said ... "Some Chinese herbal remedies have been used effectively for thousands of years," he said ... companies are heading to China to set up camp as well....

Chinese pharmaceutical companies eye more buyers at global expo in Las Vegas

People Daily 19 Oct 2019
The Chinese suppliers set up in the China Pharmaceutical Ingredients Brand Pavilion opened at the SupplySide West 2019, a trade event which is expected to gather up to 17,000 ingredient suppliers and buyers and 1,300 exhibitors from around the world....

Cooperation with Nepal reaches new heights

China Daily 17 Oct 2019
As China advances the realization of its vision for a prosperous 21st century world, rich in trans-border connectivity, low cost international trade, global investment opportunities and a participative approach for inclusive growth, countries are gradually waking up to benefits of partnering with China....

Experts express hope for closer ties after second Xi-Modi informal meeting

Xinhua 13 Oct 2019
The informal meeting, held in the southern Indian city of Chennai on Friday and Saturday, came after the first one in central China's city of Wuhan in April last year ... Besides other points, it's really important to reaffirm that India-China cooperation is critical for world peace and economic growth, he noted....

TCM healthcare showroom lands in NYC's major thoroughfare

Xinhua 12 Oct 2019
NEW YORK, Oct ... The center, which showcases TCM health supplements, acupuncture and Chinese herbal tea, is a project spearheaded by one of China's top medicine companies -- Yixintang Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd ... ....