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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.

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--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

Market Hustle: Stock Futures Rise Ahead of Yellen; Chinese GDP Beats Estimates
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stock futures were pointing higher Wednesday after better-than-expected Chinese growth while investors anticipated dovish remarks from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. Companies such as Google are due to report earnings. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were rising 84.44 over fair value to 16,272.0 while futures for the S&P 500 were up 11.27 over fair ...

Alibaba heads towards $200bn New York float
CHINESE e-commerce titan Alibaba could reach a market valuation of over $196bn (£116.7bn) on its stock market debut, according to IG’s grey market trading leading up to the float. Alibaba, which offers ...

Yahoo earnings offer peek into Alibaba’s cave of treasure
Quick facts about the Chinese e-commerce giant, which will soon debut on the American stock market.

Chinese Stock Indexes Fluctuate Before Release of Economic Data
Chinese stocks swung between gains and losses before the release of data from gross domestic product to retail sales.

Australian Market Modestly Higher On Wall Street Lead
The Australian stock market is trading modestly higher on Wednesday with investors tracking the overnight gains on Wall Street and indulging in some selective buying in consumer staples, energy, industrial, healthcare and information technology sections. Financial and mining stocks are trading mixed.

Stock indexes rise for third straight day
Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data.

Stock indexes jump for third straight day
Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data.

Toronto stock market rises, China worries depress commodities
The Toronto stock market registered a small gain late morning Tuesday as China's growth worries punished mining stocks.

Emerging Stocks Fall for Third Day on Chinese Data as Won Slides
Emerging-market stocks slid for a third day, led by Chinese shares as money-supply data signaled growth in the world’s second-biggest economy is faltering. South Korea’s won led most developing-nation currencies lower.

Rally May Stall For Singapore Stock Market
Rally May Stall For Singapore Stock Market


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