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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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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 >>
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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

China opens stock exchange to foreign money
Staff stand in front of the stage after the launch ceremony of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Stock exchanges in Hong Kong and Shanghai kicked off trading Monday on a cross-border stock link that will allow foreign investors wider access to mainland China's tightly restricted equity market.

Hong Kong Stock Regulators Struggle to Spot Fraud
Hong Kong stock market struggles to spot fraud in matchmaking for US investors, Chinese firms

Traders look to health of U.S. economy, possibility of oil production cut
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market could be in for a seventh-straight week of gains as investors take comfort from moves by the Chinese government to boost its economy and look ahead to the latest readings ...

NZX links up with Bank of China
Stock market operator NZX and Bank of China will collaborate to develop and promote products for New Zealand and Chinese customers.

Hong Kong stock market struggles to spot fraud in matchmaking for US investors, Chinese firms
WASHINGTON — Few American investors have ever visited Hong Kong's stock exchange, a cavernous trading hall at the base of a skyscraper in the city's central district. Their money, however, is far more likely to be acquainted with the Hong Kong Market.

South Korea Stock Market Draws Firm Start
The South Korea stock market on Friday wrote a finish to the two-day slide in which it had given away nearly 10 points or 0.5 percent. The KOSPI closed just below the 1,965-point plateau, and the market is looking at additional support again on Monday.

China A-Shares ETFs Soar on Cross-Border Trading Link
While the cross-border trading link spurred a rally in most of the Chinese stocks this week, the China A-Shares are the largest beneficiaries of the pact.

Further Recovery Seen For Hong Kong Stock Market
The Hong Kong stock market on Friday snapped the four-day losing streak in which it had surrendered more than 725 points or 3.1 percent. The Hang Seng Index ended just below the 23,440-point plateau, and the market figures to add to its winnings on Monday.

U.S. GDP report coming Tuesday
The Toronto stock market could be in for a seventh-straight week of gains as investors take comfort from moves by the Chinese government to boost its economy and look ahead to the latest readings on American and Canadian economic growth.

China Stock Market To Open To Foreign Investors
On Monday, Chinese will be allowed to directly invest money across the border in the Hong Kong stock market and vice versa. It's a small move with big implications.


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