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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

Toronto stock market lower amid further signs of economic weakness
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market registered a minor loss on the last day of third quarter trading Tuesday as resource stocks suffered amid weakness in the Canadian and Chinese economies.

TradeStation Enters Chinese Market Through Alliance With Guosen Securities Company Limited
PLANTATION, Fla. and TOKYO -- TradeStation, a Monex Group company (Monex Group, Inc. is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, code: 8698), today announced that it has entered into a ...

Stock Market News for October 01, 2014 - Market News
Stock Market News for October 01, 2014 - Market News

Biggest Thai Fund Grows More Convinced of Equity Losses
Thailand’s biggest money manager isn’t backing down from his call that the country’s stock-market rally is about to fizzle out after valuations climbed to the highest level in 14 months versus developing-nation peers.

ETF Performance Report: Q3 and September
After touching new highs, the broad equities market and stock exchange traded funds ended September on a more solemn note, weakening on geopolitical tensions and the Federal Reserve’s inclination toward ...

Hedge Fund Northwest Sees China’s Stock Link Boost Inflows
Northwest Investment Management (HK) Ltd., a Hong Kong hedge-fund manager, is seeing more pension investor interest as the link of the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges opens up a new way to invest in China.

Alibaba sets IPO share price, to raise $25 bn
Chinese online retail giant Alibaba is poised for a record-breaking stock market debut on Friday, with shares priced at $68 in a public offering that could be valued at $25 billion. The company will step into the spotlight on the New York Stock Exchange, priced at the top of the $66-$68 per share range announced earlier this week, according to documents filed with US regulators. The amount ...

4 Things Alibaba’s IPO Tells Us About a Changing World Economy
The Chinese e-commerce giant launches one of the largest stock-market debuts in history — and points the way to our economic future

Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks slide in September
Hong Kong’s stock market caps its worst month in more than two years Tuesday as pro-democracy protests in the city swell again.

Hong Kong stocks fall 1.94% at open after protests
The stock market was already on a downtrend owing to concerns about the Chinese economy following a string of weak indicators recently.


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