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China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a state in East Asia. It is bordered to the north by Russia, Mongolia, North Korea, to the east by East China Sea, to the west with the China Sea and the Sea of ​​Japan, to the south by Vietnam, Burma, Laos, Bhutan and Nepal to the west with India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The capital is Beijing, situated to the north of the country. Climate. Has a huge variety of climates, from the arid deserts of the north-west humid south to the cold winter in the north-east and the winds that always blow cold and dry in most of China.

Most of the Chinese territory have four distinct seasons between them where the cold and warm follow one another and periods of high temperature, heavy rains, alternate with periods of low temperatures and low rainfall. The ideal time to visit China are in spring (March to May) and autumn (September-October). In these two seasons the temperature is always between 20 °C and 30 °C and the climate is mild, but at night it can be a quite cold.

The Capital. Beijing is among the ten most populous cities in the world. It is recognized as the political, cultural and scientific center of the nation as opposed to Shanghai, which enjoys the status of a major economic center. The hills overlooking the city of Beijing in the north, northwest and west. The districts of Yanqing County and Huairou, in the north-west of the city are characterized by the chain of mountains Jundu. The total population of the municipality of Beijing, defined as the number of residents amounts to about 15 million inhabitants.

Citizens speak the Beijing dialect, which belongs orginally from the Chinese spoken Mandarin. The Beijing dialect is the basis for Standard Mandarin, the standard Chinese used in China, the Republic of China and Singapore. Outside the city, dialects are spoken that are close to the dialects of Hebei. The transport in the city is very convenient by rail, bus and fifteen subway lines. The climate is strongly continental in the capital because of the hot and humid summers and can suffer from some urban pollution.

The sites of tourist interest in the capital are: Tien'anmen Square, near the center of Beijing, the Forbidden City, the imperial palace used by the Chinese Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty, is located in the center of Beijing, The Great Wall of China, the largest man-made structure in the world, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Also, included in 2007 among the seven wonders of the modern world, is the The Terracotta Army. It consists of 6,000 to 8,000 terracotta warriors, "guarding" the tomb of the first Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang, the archaeological site is located near Xi'an, Shaanxi province in China; Mount Huangshan, this mountain, so as the whole area is well known for it's landscapes and golden sunsets; Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing; Tibet, visiting travelers need a special permit from the Chinese government though. Another place not to miss is Shanghai, which is the most populous city in China. Shanghai is one of the four municipalities of the PRC which enjoys the status of a province.

Shanghai faces the East China Sea (part of the Pacific Ocean) and is divided by the Huangpu River. At night the city looks completely different. The lights of the many skyscrapers in the area of ​​the Bund. It is worth taking a stroll at night time, because it is a very safe city for tourists. There are always restaurants and convenience stores, as well as dozens of shops to vist. Another destination to consider is Hong Kong, Formed by a small peninsula on the south coast of China and 236 islands in the South China Sea, including the island of Hong Kong.