China Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Chopsticks are used for all meals in China. When finished, a person places the chopsticks neatly on the table; they... More
  • Family: Historically loyalty to the family unit has always been important to the Chinese. During the Cultural Revolution, the state tried... More
  • Fashion: The Chinese generally wear conservative clothing. In the past, the Chinese people mostly wore the same style pantsuit because of... More
  • Visiting: Invitations are usually sent for formal occasions, but otherwise it is common to visit someone unannounced. When invited, one is... More

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Capital Beijing
Government Type Communist state
Currency Renminbi yuan (RMB)
Population 1,349,585,838
Total Area 3,705,387 Square Miles
9,596,961 Square Kilometers
Location Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam
Language Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages

note: Mongolian is official in Nei Mongol, Uighur is official in Xinjiang Uygur, and Tibetan is official in Xizang (Tibet)

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