China

Country China
Capital Beijing
Continent Asia
Currency Renminbi(yuan)(CNY)
Languages Standard Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan, Uyghur & Zhuang

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Introduction

For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. China since the early 1990s has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.

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China angered by new US defense act, says to assess content - CNBC

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China angered by new US defense act, says to assess content
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China on Tuesday condemned measures targeting it in a new U.S. defense act, saying it would comprehensively assess aspects that beef up the role of a key panel tasked with reviewing foreign investment proposals. China's complaints about the act come as ...
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China's economy cools further as investment growth hits a record low - CNBC

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China's economy cools further as investment growth hits a record low
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China could soon be called out as a currency manipulator. Here's why - CNBC

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China could soon be called out as a currency manipulator. Here's why
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How China's ire put global spotlight on Hong Kong activist Andy Chan
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Rainbow trout can now be called salmon in China - BBC News

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Rainbow trout can now be called salmon in China
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China says claims 1 million Uyghurs put in camps 'completely untrue' - 9news.com.au

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China says claims 1 million Uyghurs put in camps 'completely untrue'
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1 year after Doklam, China intrudes 400m into Ladakh
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Gui Minhai: doctors visit kidnapped Hong Kong bookseller in China - The Guardian

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Gui Minhai: doctors visit kidnapped Hong Kong bookseller in China
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Gui was one of five Hong Kong-based booksellers known for publishing gossipy titles about Chinese political leaders who disappeared in 2015 and resurfaced in mainland China. He was released in October 2017, but was arrested on a train to Beijing in ...

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China blocks a super-popular video game, and Tencent shares drop - CNBC

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China blocks a super-popular video game, and Tencent shares drop
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'No Such Thing': China Denies UN Reports of Uighur Detention Camps - New York Times

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'No Such Thing': China Denies UN Reports of Uighur Detention Camps
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