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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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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

Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories
Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy.

Which day is known as China's "Black Tuesday" and why?
On February 27, 2007, the Chinese stock market suffered a correction, causing choppy markets all over the world. The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) lost 9% of its value and uncertainty caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) to dip 416 points.China's move toward capitalism started in the 1970s.

Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control
BEIJING (AP) — Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.

3 Chinese Stocks That Are Better Bargains than Alibaba
Looking for a foothold in the Chinese market with dividends to boot? Consider this threesome.

Alibaba poised for stock market stardom; likely biggest ever IPO could raise $25B
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse named after a fabled, poor woodsman who discovers a thieves' den full of treasure, is ready to strike it rich on the New York Stock Exchange.

Web-retail titan Alibaba took over China. Could America’s web be next?
The world?s biggest online retailer gains billions in investors? bet on growing China middle class.

Is Alibaba a good investment? What Chinese stock market reveals
Alibaba may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. Bu the Chinese e-commerce giant may not be a good investment, if history is any guide.

Alibaba Symbol of China's New Tech Giants
Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories

Alibaba prices IPO at $68 per share
NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse named after a fabled, poor woodsman who discovers a thieves' den full of treasures, is ready to strike it rich on the New York Stock Exchange.

Alibaba sets share price at $68
Chinese online giant Alibaba prices its shares $68 ahead of the start of trading on Friday, making it one of the biggest stock market listings ever.


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