, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a one-party state governed by the Communist Party, 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); two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau); and claims sovereignty over Taiwan.

Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, China is the world's second-largest country by land area, and either the third or fourth-largest by total area, depending on the method of measurement. China's landscape is vast and diverse, ranging from forest steppes and the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts in the arid north to subtropical forests in the wetter south. The Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan mountain ranges separate China from South and Central Asia. The Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, the third- and sixth-longest in the world, run from the Tibetan Plateau to the densely populated eastern seaboard. China's coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 14,500 kilometres (9,000 mi) long, and is bounded by the Bohai, Yellow, East and South China Seas.

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Preventing a return to poverty is China's next big challenge

China.dot.org 05 Mar 2021
Through China's extensive poverty alleviation drive, Yun now lives in a brand-new house full of modern amenities such as running water, gas hobs and internet connection ... But with the policy now achieved, the new questions are how China plans to protect people like Yun from ...
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China wins hard-fought battle against extreme poverty

China Daily 05 Mar 2021
China has become a pivotal country in international relations and present in all fields ... Thus, China became a "superpower" under Xi ... The campaign to eradicate extreme poverty focused on rural China, which had high rates of extreme poverty; future Chinese plans are aimed at developing rural areas and improving the living conditions of its residents.
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Turkey Cracks Down on Uighur Protesters After China Complains

Voa News 05 Mar 2021
FILE - Members of the Uighur community living in Turkey hold a placard with pictures of Uighurs they say they fear are being kept in detention camps in China, during a protest near China's consulate in Istanbul, Feb ... has "high sensitivity" for Uighurs' living conditions in China.
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Consensus with a plan: Let's try to map the future

China Daily 05 Mar 2021
It helps us organize our lives, earnings, budgets, trips and leisure time. So, why not have a plan for everything? When you have a market economy as big as China's, yes, you need a plan ... Laurence Brahm is a US documentary filmmaker living in China, and he is a senior international fellow at the Center for China and Globalization.
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'ByteDance developing Clubhouse-like app for China amid copycat rush'ByteDance's plans are still in the early stages

Deccan Herald 05 Mar 2021
The app requires real-name registration, a trait Lizhi CEO Marco Lai says is key in China. Audio live streaming companies in China employ staff to listen to conversations in every room and deploy artificial intelligence tools to weed out "inappropriate" content, such as pornography or politically sensitive issues, he said ... China.
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China's 'Sharp Eyes' Program Aims To Surveil 100% of Public Space

Slashdot 05 Mar 2021
It was called the "Xueliang Project," or Sharp Eyes, a reference to a quote from communist China's former revolutionary leader Mao Zedong who once wrote that "the people have sharp eyes" when looking out for neighbors not living up to communist values ... This means the future of China's surveillance apparatus likely looks a lot like Sharp Eyes.
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Front Range couple’s folk album awakens the poetry of Robert Frost

Colorado Daily 05 Mar 2021
We caught up with the husband-and-wife duo to find out more about the inspiration behind their latest release that was recorded at Colorado Sound Studios in Westminster, a possible livestream performance this month and how living in China has influenced them musically ... Musically, I think living in China has definitely influenced us.
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China hikes defence budget to USD 209 billion, 6.8 per cent increase

Indian Express 05 Mar 2021
China on Friday hiked its defence budget to USD 209 billion, maintaining a single-digit growth for the sixth consecutive year with a 6.8 per cent increase in 2021 ... Defending the increase, Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the NPC, told the media here that China’s efforts to strengthen the national defence do not target or threaten any country.
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Interview: China "more and more attractive" to foreign investors, says Honeywell senior executive

China.dot.org 05 Mar 2021
It has been attractive for the past 30 years, and it becomes more and more attractive as China decides to open up its economy even more," said Tedjarati, who has worked and lived in China for more than 20 years ... Honeywell's core business aligns with China's market demands, Tedjarati said.
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Short on Babies, China Wants People to Live and Work Longer

Wall Street Journal 05 Mar 2021
China wants its people to live and work longer, part of a bid by the world’s most populous nation to make up for sagging birthrates and a swelling number of retirees ... China’s legislature, the National People’s Congress, is expected to approve the draft at the end of its weeklong annual session.
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Blueprint of five-year plan charts key development projects

China Daily 05 Mar 2021
The draft of China's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) has mapped a number of major projects for the country, with development stability and improving people's living conditions as the focus, said a top official on Friday. According to the draft plan, China will carry out major ...
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China sets GDP target of more than 6% in 2021

CNN 05 Mar 2021
Hong Kong (CNN Business)China bucked the global recession in 2020, and in doing so narrowed the economic gap with the United States ... China's economy grows 2.3% in 2020 as recovery quickens ... An ambitious vaccine program is part of the equation, as China tries to inoculate the 1.4 billion people who live there ... China has other challenges, too.
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Fadnavis condemns CM Thackeray’s ‘China se hum bhagte hain' remark

Yahoo Daily News 05 Mar 2021
Fadnavis condemns CM Thackeray’s ‘China se hum bhagte hain' remark ... “China se hum bhagte hain”and said it’s an insult to our soldiers.

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