China (Zhōngguó) is a cultural region and multinational entity in East Asia. It's one of the world's oldest civilization. with the world's longest continuously used written language system. China is also best known for its invention of paper, the compass,gunpowder,and printing.
Extremely diverse weather; it is often tropical in south and subarctic in the north
Yuan (CNY) - also referred to as the Renminbi (RMB)
Han Chinese 91.9%, Zhuang, Uygur, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Manchu, Mongol, Buyi, Korean, and other nationalities 8.1%
International Women Day Mar. 8th
Labor Day May 1st
Chinese Youths' Day May 4th
Int'l Children's Day Jun. 1st
Birthday of the CCP Jul. 1st
National Day Oct. 1st
Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages
Anniversary for Founding of the People's Republic of China 1 Oct. 1949
1,313,973,713 (July 2006 est.)
China is divided into 23 provinces which include: Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan , Yunnan, Zhejiang (Taiwan still under KMT government)
Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian 3%-4%, Muslim 1%-2%
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