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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.

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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 >>
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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

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Stock Market Update from Briefing.com

Feature: Publishers taking Chinese literature to the world
Frankfurt, Germany— 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 selling the ...

Gayety Plans to Acquire the Entire Issued Share Capital of Brilliant Forever
Stock Code: 8179), a local multi-branded Chinese restaurant group offering specialised menus and catering for large-scale wedding banquets and events, is pleased to announce that it entered into a memorandum of understanding with Brilliant Forever Limited ("Brilliant Forever"), which owns the exclusive licence to conduct dessert business under the trademark of "Lucky Dessert" in the PRC, for the ...

Sieren's China: Viva China!

U.S. stock-index futures point to early Tuesday losses
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock-index futures suggested losses at the Tuesday open, with the weakness coinciding with a pullback in much of Asia. About 8-1/2 hours ahead of the stock market open in New York, futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 implied a 0.3% loss for each, while Nasdaq 100 futures pointed to a 0.2% drop. Most major markets in Asia retreated Tuesday ...

What drove the stock market's wild swings this week, and what's next?
The stock market needs to see a therapist.

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 ...

It's Apple versus China for market focus
Apple's good news should be a positive for stocks Tuesday, but global growth woes remain in the background as traders watch China and Europe.

Market Watch
Sharp correction of the US stock market overnight and the cancellation of the “peaceful talk” by Hon...

London Stock Exchange pitches for more Chinese IPOs
The London Stock Exchange hosted on Thursday its first major conference to attract listings by Chinese companies which have hitherto flocked to rival bourses in New York and Hong Kong for their initial ...


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