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The People’s Republic of China is a country in East Asia. Commonly shortened to ‘China,’ this country is the largest of all Asian countries. It is also the most populated country in the world. Beijing (Peking) is the capital city of China. This is also the cultural, economic and communications centre for China. Other major cities include Shanghai - the main industrial city and Hong Kong - the leading commercial centre and port. China is a highly diverse and complex country. Within its boundaries you will find the highest, and the lowest places on Earth. There are coastal areas, mountains, deserts and tropical jungles.

Business Information

China has the world’s second-largest economy in terms of nominal GDP. There are many Fortune Global 500 companies and some of the largest companies of the world in China. This includes Sinopec – Oil, China National Petroleum – Oil, State Grid Corporation – Utilities, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China – Banking, and China Mobile Limited – Communications. There are many opportunities throughout China for office space. The cities of Beijing, Guangzhou and Chengdu are all important business hubs in the Asia Pacific and Hong Kong is an international trade centre.

Entertainment And Dining Out

You may not think ‘beach’ when you think of China. But the country offers some incredible options for a tropical beach get-away. The most southerly province Hainan Island, offers Sanya - a popular holiday area with fine sand beaches, coconut palms, all types of water sports, and golf courses. Renowned all over the world, Chinese cuisine actually comes in several regional styles. Cantonese is the most familiar, but there are eight styles named after geographical regions - including Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong (Cantonese), Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Sichuan, and Zhejiang.

Transport Information

There are twenty major airports in China providing international and domestic services - Beijing Capital International Airport is the busiest in the country, serving over 75 million passengers a year. The network of expressways in China are known as the National Trunk Highway System. Its total length is second only to the network of the United States. China also has the world’s longest, high-speed rail network.

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