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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Google, Rebuilding Its Presence in China, Invests in Retailer JD.com - New York Times

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Google, Rebuilding Its Presence in China, Invests in Retailer JD.com
New York Times
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India, China ties cannot take strain of another Doklam, says Chinese envoy
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'The fool builds walls': China takes aim at Trump trade war threats - The Guardian

The Guardian

'The fool builds walls': China takes aim at Trump trade war threats
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John Oliver Sends China a Message In This Catchy Song on Last Week Tonight - TIME

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John Oliver Sends China a Message In This Catchy Song on Last Week Tonight
TIME
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China and Europe should teach Trump a lesson, says Chinese media - The Sydney Morning Herald

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China and Europe should teach Trump a lesson, says Chinese media
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European markets lower as China-US trade tensions intensify - CNBC

CNBC

European markets lower as China-US trade tensions intensify
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China's social credit system spreads to more daily transactions - Brookings Institution (blog)

Brookings Institution (blog)

China's social credit system spreads to more daily transactions
Brookings Institution (blog)
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China is building its new Silk Road in space, too - Quartz

Quartz

China is building its new Silk Road in space, too
Quartz
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The China-India rivalry is causing an ecological disaster in the Himalayas - Quartz

Quartz

The China-India rivalry is causing an ecological disaster in the Himalayas
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Asian shares decline after escalation in US-China trade tensions as oil extends losses - CNBC

CNBC

Asian shares decline after escalation in US-China trade tensions as oil extends losses
CNBC
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