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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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Other Features
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

Cheap China IPOs Turn Pricey After 181% Rally
At the start of this year, Beijing Tongtech Co. (300379) was the closest thing to a sure bet in China's stock market. They jumped an average 44 percent on their first day of trading, the maximum percentage gain allowed.

Stocks rally; S&P 500 has best day of 2014
U.S. stocks were solidly higher in early trading Tuesday, the market's fourth straight day of advances, following an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly earnings from Apple and others.

Stock Market News for October 24, 2014 - Market News
Stock Market News for October 24, 2014 - Market News

Stocks rally; Standard & Poor's 500 has best day of 2014
NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its best day of the year.

Markets Live: China boost for stocks
Shares are trading flat after Chinese manufacturing data came in slightly ahead of expectations providing a small boost to the market, with gains in the banks offset by losses in miners.

Stock Market News for October 24, 2014
Benchmarks ended in the green on Thursday on upbeat earnings results and encouraging economic news from the Eurozone and China

Sieren's China: Viva China!

Stock markets to advance amid positive economic data
The Toronto stock market was in for a higher open Thursday amid some upbeat economic news from the eurozone and China along with another busy day for corporate earnings in Canada and the U.S.

How the Dow Jones industrial average did Tuesday
The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its best day of the year.

China greed warning
A Chinese importer of fresh WA produce says Brand WA is the State's bestselling commodity.

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