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WorldView - Asia

China

US Dept of State - China

"Since 1978, China has reformed and opened its economy. The Chinese leadership has adopted a more pragmatic perspective on many political and socioeconomic problems, and has reduced the role of ideology in economic policy. China's ongoing economic transformation has had a profound impact not only on China but on the world." more...

Global Edge

"After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight." more...

CIA World Factbook

"China's economy during the past 30 years has changed from a centrally planned system that was largely closed to international trade to a more market-oriented economy that has a rapidly growing private sector and is a major player in the global economy. Reforms started in the late 1970s with the phasing out of collectivized agriculture, and expanded to include the gradual liberalization of prices, fiscal decentralization, increased autonomy for state enterprises, the foundation of a diversified banking system, the development of stock markets, the rapid growth of the non-state sector, and the opening to foreign trade and investment." more...

Languages of China

"From Ethnologue: Languages of the World - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages"more...

InfoPlease

"The greater part of the country is mountainous. Its principal ranges are the Tien Shan, the Kunlun chain, and the Trans-Himalaya. In the southwest is Tibet, which China annexed in 1950. The Gobi Desert lies to the north." more...

International Monetary Fund

"Listed below are items related to the People's Republic of China." more...

US Department of State World Travel

"The People's Republic of China was established on October 1, 1949, with Beijing as its capital city. With well over 1.3 billion citizens, China is the world's most populous country and the fourth-largest country in the world in terms of territory. China is undergoing rapid, profound economic and social change and development." more...

Global Sources Smart China Sourcing

"Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China."more...

MadeInchina.com

"A large and comprehensive database of "Made in China" products, along with detailed information of those products and their suppliers. The products have been put into 26main categories so finding the products you want is easy."more...