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  • Shanghai
    Borrowed Bears

    All pandas in the world are technically on loan from China. When a baby Panda is born it must be sent back to China to expand the gene pool.

  • Brothers
    Famous Observations

    When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
    - JFK

  • Chinese characters
    Insider Knowledge

    There are 40,000-plus characters in the Chinese language. An educated adult will only get to learn 5,000 of them. 900–2,000 Chinese characters need be known in order to read a Chinese newspaper.

  • Bubbles
    Local Wisdom

    "I heard" is good
    "I saw" is better

    -Chinese proverb

  • Crowds

    I drift like a cloud
    Across this venerable eastern land
    A journey of unfathomable distance
    An endless scroll of experience

    - Tom Carter

Fast Facts

  • Official Name: People's Republic of China
  • Capital: Beijing
  • Population: 1.4 billion
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Currency: Yuan
  • Government Type: Communist State
  • Academic Year
    Semester 1: September to January
    Semester 2: March to July 

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