China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a one-party state governed by the Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces; five autonomous regions; four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing); two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau); and claims sovereignty over Taiwan.

Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, China is the world's second-largest country by land area, and either the third or fourth-largest by total area, depending on the method of measurement. China's landscape is vast and diverse, ranging from forest steppes and the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts in the arid north to subtropical forests in the wetter south. The Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan mountain ranges separate China from South and Central Asia. The Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, the third- and sixth-longest in the world, run from the Tibetan Plateau to the densely populated eastern seaboard. China's coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 14,500 kilometres (9,000 mi) long, and is bounded by the Bohai, Yellow, East and South China Seas.

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The Third Opium War: The Agenda Behind the COVID-19 Assault on China

GlobalResearch 09 Dec 2022
On the other hand, there are others who defend China as an emerging alternative civilization, one maligned by the jealous declining Western powers because of its new technological and economic power ... The promotion of a “new Cold war” between the United States and China in the corporate media is critical to this campaign....

ANALYSIS - Asia will be the new balancing factor in world politics

Anadolu Agency 09 Dec 2022
Washington, for certain, cannot afford to alienate New Delhi, which is seen as a crucial partner against China and also for maintaining the balance of power in the Indo-Pacific. In the context of some Indian views, Washington needs New Delhi more than ever to prevail in its escalating rivalry with China and Russia....

UN human rights chief ‘determined’ to engage China on Uighurs report

Business Day 09 Dec 2022
Grappling with the human rights record of powerful ‘P5’ Security Council member China is one of the thorniest issues facing the new high commissioner since he started in October ... China, which denies the Xinjiang allegations, has previously indicated that it would ......

‘They are struggling to survive’: Stanford’s Chinese community reacts to demonstrations in China

Stanford Daily 09 Dec 2022
Communications professor and Freeman Spogli Institute senior fellow Jennifer Pan said that protest is not new to China ... She says that following the Tiananmen in 1989 and Falungong protests in 1999, the CCP “strengthened the power of the Ministry of Public Security and ......

UN human rights chief ‘determined’ to follow up with China on Xinjiang concerns

The Philadelphia Inquirer 09 Dec 2022
Grappling with the human rights record of powerful 'P5' Security Council member China is one of the thorniest issues facing the new high ......

Computing powers up in China 08 Dec 2022
Wu Hequan, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said computing power is the new engine of the digital economy, which, driven by innovation, is a major growth point of China's economic strength ... "China already surpassed the US in artificial intelligence computing power last year....
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Chinese journalists, firemen, buses, and red flags on Tiananmen are reflected in a glass door of the Great Hall of the People, where opening ceremony of the 18th Communist Party Congress is held, while a soldier dressed as an usher, seen through the glass, keeps watching in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. China's ruling Communist Party opened a congress Thursday to usher in a new group of younger leaders

China’s “Third Opium War”. Covid-19 and the Opium Wars. The Alliance of Global Finance and IT Tyranny

GlobalResearch 08 Dec 2022
The British not only forced trade agreements “unequal treaties” on China, as did other colonial powers, after the Opium Wars, they also cultivated a new crop of Chinese intellectuals in cities like Shanghai who argued that Chinese participation in global trade and finance was the only way to become “advanced.”....

Chinese companies claim they have built the world's biggest 16 MW wind turbine

Interesting Engineering 08 Dec 2022
In addition to meeting the yearly energy needs of 36,000 three-person households, it can save 22,000 tonnes of standard coal and 54,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, with its estimated average annual power output of over 66 million kWh.The new turbine is a monster, and could put China in the lead with wind turbine development....

China eyeing greater clout in Middle East as US shifts focus towards Asia-Pacific

Anadolu Agency 08 Dec 2022
Multilateral dialogue, which began with the China-Arab ... China's strategic focus on the region was on trade and economic cooperation, said the report, titled "China-Arab Cooperation in the new era," adding that Beijing does not believe a "power vacuum" exists in the Middle East....

Russia's Gazprom says it is increasing gas flows to China

Reuters 08 Dec 2022
Dec 8 (Reuters) - Russia's Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said on Thursday it was increasing gas supplies to China in ... Gazprom said deliveries to China through its Power of Siberia pipeline set a new daily maximum on Dec....

Russia’s Gazprom says it is increasing gas flows to China

FX Empire 08 Dec 2022
(Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom said on Thursday it was increasing gas supplies to China in December in response to a request from ... Gazprom said deliveries to China through its Power of Siberia pipeline set a new daily maximum on Dec....

Gazprom Says Gas Supplies to China Up in December, Reaching New Daily Maximum

Urdu Point 08 Dec 2022
In addition, on Wednesday, a new maximum of 2022 daily deliveries of Russian gas to China via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline was reached, ......

What is the significance of the milestone of China-Arab summit

People Daily 07 Dec 2022
This is a milestone in the history of China-Arab countries relations and will take the cooperation between the two sides to a whole new level ... The scope of China-Arab cooperation has expanded from the field of energy to agriculture, digital economy, and the peaceful use of nuclear power....

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