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  • (noun): High quality porcelain originally made only in China.
    See also — Additional definitions below

China

China (i/ˈtʃaɪnə/; Chinese: 中国; pinyin: Zhōngguó; see also Names of China), officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.3 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party of China with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing), and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau). The PRC also claims Taiwan—which is controlled by the Republic of China (ROC), a separate political entity—as its 23rd province, a claim controversial due to the complex political status of Taiwan and the unresolved Chinese Civil War.

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Some articles on China:

Tabloid (newspaper Format) - International Use - China
... In the People's Republic of China, Chinese tabloids have exploded in popularity since the mid-1990s and have tested the limits of press censorship by taking ...
Zhengde Emperor - Contact With Europe
... (Wiley Putnam, 1848) The first direct European contacts with China occurred during the reign of Zhengde ... Jorge Álvares and Rafael Perestrello landed in southern China and traded with the Chinese merchants of Tuen Mun and Guangzhou ... Macau as their trading base in China ...
Wuhan - Culture
... Wuhan is one of the birthplaces of the brilliant ancient Chu Culture in China ... Han opera, which is the local opera of Wuhan area, was one of China's oldest and most popular operas ... opera, the most popular opera in modern China ...
Examples of Federalism - Proposed Federalism - China
... China is the largest unitary state in the world by both population and land area ... Although China has had long periods of central rule for centuries, it is often argued that the unitary structure of the Chinese government is far too unwieldy ... degree of autonomy given to provincial-level officials in the People's Republic of China amounts to a de facto federalism ...
Xintiandi
... and entertainment district of Shanghai, China ... It is considered one of the first lifestyle centers in China ... of the site of the first congress of and the Communist Party of China, now preserved at the Museum of the First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party ...

More definitions of "China":

  • (noun): A government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the communists led by Mao Zedong.
    Synonyms: Taiwan, Nationalist China, Republic of China
  • (noun): Dishware made of china.
    Synonyms: chinaware

Famous quotes containing the word china:

    Anyone who tries to keep track of what is happening in China is going to end up by wearing all the skin of his left ear from twirling around on it.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    Whether the nymph shall break Diana’s law,
    Or some frail china jarreceive a flaw,
    Or stain her honour, or her new brocade,
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    It all ended with the circuslike whump of a monstrous box on the ear with which I knocked down the traitress who rolled up in a ball where she had collapsed, her eyes glistening at me through her spread fingers—all in all quite flattered, I think. Automatically, I searched for something to throw at her, saw the china sugar bowl I had given her for Easter, took the thing under my arm and went out, slamming the door.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)