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PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
Altai Mountains Physiographic Province
Altai Mountains Mountain Range
Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
Ancient City of Ping Yao
Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun
Beijing City
Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
Chengjiang Fossil Site
China Danxia
Crescent Lake Oasis
Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces
Dashiwei Doline
Dazu Rock Carvings
Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces of China Hike
Elephant Trunk Hill
Folded Brocade Hill
Fujian
Gansu Province Place
Guilin Caves Natural Cave
Guilin Hills
Gyantse Place
Henan Place
Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in 'The Centre of Heaven and Earth'
Hong Kong City
Hua Shan Mountain Mountain
Huangguoshu Falls Waterfall
Huanglong Nature Reserve
Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Mountain
Jiangsu
Jiuzhaigou
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
Kunlun Mountains Mountain Range
Lake Manasarova
Longmen Grottoes
Lunan Stone Forest
Lushan National Park
Macau City
Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
Mount Hua Plank Walk Hike
Mount Huangshan
Mount Kailash
Mount Lushan
Mount Meilixueshan
Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Mount Sanqingshan National Park
Mount Taishan
Mount Wutai
Mount Wuyi
Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde
Nanking City
Ngari
Old Town of Lijiang
Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
Qinling Mountains Mountain Range
Shan Xi Province Place
Shanghai City
Shaoshan Place
Shennongjia
Shenyang Place
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
Site of Xanadu
South China Karst
Southwest of Lanzhou Place
Suzhou Place
Taklimakan Desert
Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
The Great Wall
The Mogao Caves Man-made cave
Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
Tien Shan Mountains Mountain Range
Tiger Leaping Gorge Canyon
Tsangpo Canyon Canyon
Wave-Subduing Hill
West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou
Wolong Nature Reserve
Wong Lung Waterfalls
Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Xi'an City
Xinjiang Tianshan
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
Yangtze Gorges Canyon
Yellow Mountain Mountain
Yellow River
Yin Xu
Yungang Grottoes
Yuyan Temple Place
Zhejiang Province Place
Zhoukoudian Caves Natural Cave
Zigong

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FoodTypeDescription
Bing Bread
Char Siu
Green Onion Pancake
Jiaozi
Laobing
Mandarin Orange Fruit
Mantou
Minchee
Peach Fruit The peach (Prunus persica) is native of NW China, near the north slopes of the Kunlun Shan Mountains
Pekin Duck
Tofu
Watermelon Radish Watermelon radish's Chinese name, Xin Li Mei or Shinrimei, translates to "in one's heart beautiful"
Yunnan Ham Meat China's western provinces of Yunnan and Hunan



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Location

Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam - The World Factbook

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Particulars for China:
Locale Type Nation

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Demonym: Chinese
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 100


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For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. China since the early 1990s has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations. - The World Factbook


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