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For over twelve years now, our centerpiece Introduction to Mandarin Chinese has been reducing the dreaded Mandarin Learning Curve for countless students and other netizens eager to learn about the Chinese Language.

"I've just learnt more in an hour doing your language tutorial than I could ever expect in a year of classes."

- Christine Black, Australia

With a conversational approach that aims to educate and entertain, our popular tutorial explains the basic principles of Mandarin Chinese pronunciation, characters and grammar.

"The best. A must-visit site" for Chinese Language learning.

--Dr. Ming L. Pei, China The Beautiful

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Other Features
CHINAPEDIA This reference guide, drawing on select U.S. government and other published sources, provides a detailed and up-to-date overview of The People's Republic of China. Go >>
CHINA NEWS HEADLINES The latest news headlines from China, as well as a list of top news stories for each province in the People's Republic, and for each major special administrative region. Go >>
NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE Our monthly newsletter, which ran from 2003-2006, is no longer published, but here we have archived some of its stories that you might still find interesting or informative. Go >>
HISTORY View a selection of engravings depicting Chinese scenes from China Illustrated, printed in four volumes between 1843 and 1847. Go >>
MUSIC Our custom Flash audio player offers eight traditional Chinese musical arrangements, featuring erhu and bamboo flute, for your online listening pleasure. Go >>

8-Minute Virtual Video Ride on a Hong Kong Bus

Video footage that puts you in the front seat on the upper level of a double decker bus in Hong Kong. The trip takes you (with some gaps) from North Point, on the north side of Hong Kong Island, toward Stanley Bay, on the island's south side.

Latest Stock News from China

Fishy Outcome for Botched IPO by Chinese Firm
Public offering gets suspended after company admitted in prospectus it was in no danger of being punished for exceed international tuna quotas.

Alibaba's Market Value Briefly Exceeds That of World's Largest Retailer Walmart
The Chinese e-tail and online giant's stock set a new high on Tuesday as chairman Jack Ma continues meetings in Hollywood read more

Cramer on the Stock Market: Find the Best of Best-of-Breed Stocks
Remember these franchises and who captains them.

The Largest Chinese Casino Stock Is Now On Sale
It was a good party while it lasted. Investors were swept up in "Macau fever," bidding up any and all investments that profited from the Chinese protectorate's newfound status as the Las Vegas ...

Wild market swings slow IPO momentum
The wild swings of the stock market have sucked the momentum from Alibaba's world record-smashing debut earlier this fall, bringing the IPO market to a crawl and ending a hot streak that was expected to rally through the end of the year.

Sieren's China: Viva China!

Stocks rally; S&P 500 has best day of 2014
U.S. stocks were solidly higher in early trading Tuesday, the market's fourth straight day of advances, following an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly earnings from Apple and others.

Publishers aim to take Chinese literature to the world
By Kirsti Knolle FRANKFURT (Reuters) - China, the world's second-biggest book market after the United States, has long been a consumer of works from other countries, now it is making a push to export its own literature abroad, helped by the e-book revolution. Industry players at the Frankfurt Book Fair said they had observed a change in Chinese exhibitors' focus from acquiring foreign rights to ...

Stock connect delay spooks Chinese markets
Greater China shares slumped Monday amid disappointment over the delay of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, but market participants remain hopeful the scheme will be launched by year-end.

Is it a good time to trade on Wall Street and how much does it cost?
You don’t have to be the Wolf of Wall Street to know that there is plenty of profit potential in investing in the shares of US companies.

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