, 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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Manish Tewari | The Pak arithmetic: Strategy over ideology

Deccan Chronicle 28 Feb 2021
As I had argued even in my last piece in these columns that the triple inflection points that China created by declaring administrative districts in the South China Sea, moving on the political sovereignty of Hong Kong and raising temperatures on the Sino-Indian border in Eastern Ladakh, was to send out a broader message.

U.S. to Impose Sweeping Rule Aimed at China Technology Threats

Democratic Underground 28 Feb 2021
Now the administration is planning to go forward with the rule, the people said. Administration officials are concerned that blocking or diluting the rule would send the wrong message about the new administration’s approach to China, potentially fueling criticism that it is taking a weaker approach, according to the people.

China, US tensions over South China Sea to continue: report

Beijing News 28 Feb 2021
It seems tensions between China and the US over the South China Sea will continue under the new US administration as the Chinese military recently conducted a live-fire drill to test its response to repeated missile attacks in a "far sea" and Washington also has been stepping up reconnaissance activities in the area.

USDA Data: Nearly All Pandemic Bailout Funds Went to White Farmers

The Tennessee Tribune 28 Feb 2021
The disparity between white and Black farmers was even greater for the Market Facilitation Program, or MFP, created by the Trump administration to offset the impact of Trump’s failed trade war with China, which closed lucrative Chinese markets for many American farmers.

Weather information for selected Chinese tourist cities, sites -- Feb. 28

China.dot.org 28 Feb 2021
BEIJING, Feb ... 28 (temperatures in Celsius).. Min. Max. Condition ... China Meteorological Administration Enditem.

EDITORIAL: Pineapple problem may be first shot

Taipei Times 27 Feb 2021
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) was joking when he said that there was a silver lining — China had informed Taiwan of its attempt as per a cross-strait agricultural quarantine agreement signed during a KMT administration ... Tsai’s administration has ...
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People riding the escalator up to the upper levels of The Peak in Hong Kong, China. Taken on October 2017.

China expected to boost military budget as tensions rise: Experts

Press TV 27 Feb 2021
China has blamed the US for plunging bilateral relations, calling on the new administration to rectify past mistakes and promote mutual respect. The new administration of US President Joe Biden has shown that Washington intends to compete with what it calls China’s growing influence and military strength in the Asia-Pacific.

Coronavirus found on 79 cold-chain imports

China Daily 27 Feb 2021
The administration said that 56 foreign manufacturers involved in shipping contaminated food products to China have been suspended from filing import applications for one to four weeks, as a preventive measure to fend off the virus' spread through cold-chain imports ... Among them, 110 companies voluntarily halted exports to China," it said.

CPAC puts a bullseye on China

Politico 27 Feb 2021
China ... Biden, meanwhile, is structuring his administration, including the National Security Council, to keep the China challenge at the forefront. He’s also kept the tariffs and sanctions Trump imposed on China, and, like the Trump administration, accused China of committing genocide with its treatment of Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region.

Weekly policy snapshot of Chinese economy

China.dot.org 27 Feb 2021
The debut of the new administration came after China's announcement of "complete victory" in eradicating absolute poverty, marking the transition of the country's policy priority from poverty alleviation to comprehensively promoting rural vitalization.

UN human rights chief slams China's arrests in Hong Kong, abuse in Xinjiang

Hong Kong Standard 27 Feb 2021
High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit China, in September 2005 ... The Biden administration has endorsed a determination by the Trump administration in its final days that China has committed genocide in Xinjiang and has said the United States must be prepared to impose costs on China.

U.N. rights chief decries arrests in China, abuses in Xinjiang

Yahoo Daily News 27 Feb 2021
High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit China, in September 2005 ... The Biden administration has endorsed a determination by the Trump administration in its final days that China has committed genocide in Xinjiang and has said the United States must be prepared to impose costs on China.

NYSE to delist oil giant CNOOC as Biden reviews Trump’s policies on China

Russia Today 27 Feb 2021
Also on rt.com China may exercise ‘nuclear option’ against US defense industry with rare-earths export ban – reports ... The extension came as the new administration was reviewing actions that Trump had taken against China, such as trade policies and the inclusion of dozens of Chinese firms in two blacklists that were repeatedly expanded.