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Geography: The geography of China is very varied, with hills, plains and deltas in the east, and
deserts, high plateaus and mountains in the west.

Weather: The climate is also very diverse from the tropical climate in the south (Hainan) to the
boreal in the northeast (Manchuria).

Name: The official name of the country is the People's Republic of China.

The Chinese name is "Zhong Guo", which means the "Middle Kingdom". Since ancient times, it was
believed that China was at the center of the universe.

Capital: The capital of China is Beijing.

Population: China is the most populated country in the world. There are 1.355 million people in
China, which is more than double the number of people in Europe (excluding Russia) and one billion
more than in the United States. which represents 20 percent of the Earth's population. It occupies
most of East Asia and the largest country in the world after Russia, Canada and the United States

Area: 9.5 million square kilometers or 3.7 million square miles. Located in the Asian continent, China
is the fourth largest country, after Russia, Canada and the United States.

Language: Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. Although there are thousands of
Chinese dialects spoken, the official language of China is Mandarin Chinese, that is, this is the dialect
taught in the school and the dialect used by national radio and television channels.

Religion: Although there is no "official" religion in China, there are a number of religions and spiritual
teachings practiced by the Chinese. The most practiced religions are Buddhism and Taoism. At the
same time, the teachings of Confucius, although not part of an "organized religion," have become
the basis of the family nucleus and the moral code of the nation.

Government: China is a socialist republic governed by a single party, the Communist Party of China.
The People's Republic of China was established on October 1, 1949. The President of China and
General Secretary of the Communist Party is Xi Jinping.

Flag: The current flag of China was adopted shortly after the communist regime came to power. This
has five yellow stars on a red background. The red background symbolizes the revolution and the
blood of those killed during the civil war and the Japanese invasion. There are five yellow stars, one
large representing the Communist Party and the four smaller stars representing the four different
classes of society.
Food: Chinese culinary art has a long history and world fame. Their styles vary by the differences of
zone, climate, products and customs. Tasting Chinese delicacies in China is an unforgettable

At lunchtime, there are 3 glasses on the table, one large for beer or water, one medium for white
or red wine and one small for liquor, being the most popular in China the Mao-Tai that is
manufactured based on sorghum. Wang Chao is the traditional drink that is drunk before a typical
meal, it is based on shark fin soup, ganzo in soy sauce, swallow's nest soup, chicken dishes and
special noodles.

Dishes typical desserts

The food is a symbol of honor to the main events that happen in the lives of the Chinese. From the
gastronomy of China comes the custom of seasoning the dishes with a variety of sauces, vinegars
and jams.

 Dim sum: Dim sum is a popular dish in China that is usually eaten as a snack in the middle
of the morning or during the early afternoon with tea.
 Chow mein: It is a fried bread with an elongated shape, similar to the usual churros in Spain,
typical of Chinese cuisine and also of Southeast Asia and Asia in general.
 Shark fin soup: This soup is considered a delicacy in China and is usually served on special
occasions, such as weddings, New Year celebrations, etc., mainly because it is considered a
symbol of prestige and health.
 Youtiao: This dish is known internationally as Asian noodles (long noodles made from
wheat) and is usually accompanied by chicken or beef, vegetables and fish.