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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 >>
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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 >>
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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

Investing in U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies Becomes Even Riskier
NEWS ANALYSIS Five years ago, Sino-Forest Corp. was one of the largest commercial forestry companies in China and a stock-market darling, attracting capital from legendary hedge fund investors such as John Paulson. Sino-Forest owned and operated tree plantations throughout China, …

TSX rises amid China rate cut, slowing U.S. manufacturing activity
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed modestly higher Monday as the latest reading on U.S. manufacturing showed slowing expansion and the Chinese central bank moved to spark that country's slowing ...

World market momentum over Chinese rate cut fades
World stock markets edged lower in European trading on Monday as investor optimism faded over a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 shed 0.1 percent ...

Best Buy and Orexigen are big market movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Best Buy Co., up 55 cents to $39.18 The electronics retailer will raise its dividend ...

Sieren's China: Why Qualcomm is willing to swallow a bitter pill

Best Buy, Orexigen, Ford, McDermott and Nutrisystem are big market movers
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

Alibaba reveals US regulator's request for data
Chinese online giant Alibaba said Friday US stock market regulators had asked for information related to a probe of its activities in China, and was cooperating with the request. In a statement, Alibaba said it was making the request public "because we value being open with our investors and feel that disclosure could help avoid false rumors or speculation." It said the request from the ...

TSX heads for higher open amid China rate cut
The Toronto stock market appeared set for a higher open as the Chinese central bank moved to spark its slowing economy through a quarter point cut in its key bank rate.

Chinese stock investors upbeat on market after holidays
BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Most Chinese stock investors expect a market rally after the seven-day New Year holidays which started on Wednesday and smaller-cap shares are the top investment choice.

TSX rises amid China rate cut, slowing U.S. manufacturing
The Toronto stock market closed modestly higher Monday as the latest reading on U.S. manufacturing showed slowing expansion and the Chinese central bank moved to spark that country's slowing economy through a rate cut.


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