China has a
climate dominated by dry seasons and wet monsoons, which leads
to clear temperature differences in winter and summer. In
winter, northern winds coming from high latitude areas are cold
and dry; in summer, southern winds from sea areas at lower
latitude are warm and moist.
Mandarin, also known as Standard Spoken Chinese, is the
official modern Chinese spoken language used by the
Mainland China, Taiwan, and is one of the four official
languages of Singapore.
The Renminbi is the official
currency of the
People's Republic of China (PRC). It is the
tender in mainland China, but not in
Kong and Macau. It is abbreviated as
RMB, and the units for the Renminbi are the
and Fen: 1 Yuan = 10 Jiao = 100 Fen.
As the world's
population surpassed 6 billion in October 1999, China's
population represented more than 1/5 of this total (20. 8%)-one
out of every five people in the world lives in China. Today,
China's population exceeds 1. 25 billion.
known as Peking is a metropolis in Northern China, and the
of the People's Republic of China.