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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.

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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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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

Hong Kong exchange asks China for time to implement tax rules on cross-border deals
By Saikat Chatterjee HONG KONG, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's stock exchange has asked Chinese regulators to give investors time to adjust to any tax rules agreed upon as part of a closely watched cross-border share trading scheme, two people briefed by the city's stock market operator said. Foreign investors are concerned that the new tax rules could come into force immediately after the ...

DealBook: After Loss of Alibaba I.P.O., Hong Kong Weighs Changes to Its Listing Rules
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, the stock market operator, is seeking public views about changing its “one share, one vote” principle, which doesn’t allow for corporate structures like Alibaba’s partnership committee.

HKEx may change rule after IPO loss
After losing the IPO of Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba, the Hong Kong stock exchange took a step towards loosening its listing rules.

China's Alibaba plans IPO for week of September 8: WSJ
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to hold its initial public offering on the US stock market the week of September 8, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, citing a person familiar with the matter. ...

Chinese stock funds are unexpected summer blockbuster
Surprise: One of the summer's hottest investments was also one of the most anxiety-inducing a few months earlier.

Splunk, Tesla, Apple, Fred's are big market movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Big Lots Inc., down 85 cents to $46.35 Shares of the discount retailer fell, even as it reported a second-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations.

Stock market mixed in afternoon trading
The stock market drifted mostly higher Friday afternoon, as investors weighed a mixed picture of the U.S. economy against better-than-expected company earnings. Trading was light ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Shenzhen exchange explores stock pipeline with Hong Kong - China media
The Shenzhen stock exchange has submitted a plan to launch a programme letting it connect to Hong Kong's stock market like one planned for Shanghai, media reports said on Wednesday. Authorities in the southern Chinese city will promote the launch of a "through train" stock trading system similar to what is being launched between Hong Kong and Shanghai, the official China daily reported, quoting ...

'We need foreign investment' says Hockey
Joe Hockey has issued a fresh invitation to Chinese state-owned enterprises to invest in Australia.

Unexpected summer blockbuster: Chinese stock funds
Surprise: One of the summer's hottest investments was also one of the most anxiety-inducing a few months earlier. Dollars are pouring into China again despite worries about the country's slowing economic ...


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