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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Shining a Light on North Korea’s Human Rights Crisis

Human Rights Watch 24 Apr 2024
The North Korean government largely sealed its border with China and imposed overbroad, excessive, and unnecessary quarantines and restrictions on freedom of movement and trade ... A former herbal medicine trader living abroad said a relative in North Korea told her in November 2022 that nobody could get close to the border....

Restaurant Review: ShiangMi in Farmington Hills brings the Hunan heat and flavor

Detroit news 17 Apr 2024
Just more than a year old, this upscale restaurant specializes in the cuisine of the southern China province of Hunan. Cooks in this region are known for their use of garlic, onion and spicy peppers ... Plus, it's really good rice ... There’s also a large herbal tea selection and a short beer list with brews from China, Japan and the United States ... 31519 W....

Ramping up innovations in TCM research

ECNS 15 Apr 2024
A view of a traditional Chinese herbal medicine market in Bozhou, Anhui province. (ZHANG YANLIN/FOR CHINA DAILY) ... That success is just one example of how universities and enterprises in China are ramping up efforts to promote innovation in the traditional Chinese medicine sector, ......

Exports of Ashwagandha rose 8 times in 6 years, says Ministry of Ayush

Business Line 13 Apr 2024
The herb is exported as extracts, officials added ...Ashwagandha is one of the top three herbal supplements in the United States. It is competing with Ginseng from China,” the official from Ayush said .......

Digestive Health Products Market to Double by 2032, Reaching USD 94.4 Billion |

Pharmiweb 12 Apr 2024
Demand rises for natural and herbal digestive supplements perceived as safe and effective ... Nestlé S.A ... Chr ... Chr ... Asia Pacific emerges as a rapidly growing market for digestive health products fueled by rising health consciousness and digestive health concerns, especially in countries like China, India, and Japan for herbal remedies and digestive aids ... ....

Dried Herbs Market Projected To Exceed $5.9 Billion By 2032, Key Players Include McCormick & Company Inc., Döhler, Pacific Botanicals

Pharmiweb 10 Apr 2024
Experiences significant growth in the dried herbs market with a tradition of herbal medicine and culinary heritage ... Emerges as a key market for dried herbs with growing awareness of herbal remedies and traditional medicine ... Increasing adoption of herbal supplements drives market expansion ... Rising Interest in Herbal Medicine....

These Are The Plants That Traditional Incan Communities Use For Medicine

IFL Science 09 Apr 2024
Providing a concrete example, the researchers explain that a cure for malaria was developed from the compound artemisinin, which occurs naturally in sweet wormwood - a plant that features in traditional Chinese herbal medicine. “This discovery earned Youyou Tu from the Republic of China the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2015,” note the authors....

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