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Most travelers will need a visa to visit mainland China. In most cases, this should be obtained from a Chinese embassy or consulate before departure. Citizens from most Western countries do not need visas to visit Hong Kong and Macau for up to 90 days.

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Hong Kong is a place with multiple personalities; the population is mainly Cantonese Chinese but British influence is quite visible.
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Beijing is the capital of the most populous country in the world, China, and its second largest city after Shanghai.
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Shanghai is the largest and most developed city in China, the country's main center for finance and fashion, and one of the world's most populous and important cities.
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We treat two adjacent areas together as the Northern Central Region of China.
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East China is a key area of China historically, politically, and economically.
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Southeast China has always been outward-looking. Many of China's mariners and traders have come from this region and most overseas Chinese can trace their ancestry to the Southeast.
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Southwest China is the most exotic area of China, home to many minority ethnic groups.
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The Southern Central Region of China is largely an agricultural area, but it has some quite large cities and considerable industry as well.
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Northeast China. In ancient times, this was an area of steppes and fierce nomadic tribes, outside the Great Wall built to protect China from those tribes.
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North West China was historically a border region with the beginning of the ancient Silk Road, much desert terrain, and mainly Muslim inhabitants including some nomads and rather fierce tribal groups.
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Macau is a Special Administrative Region of China and one of the world's most densely populated spots.
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Other Names for China

  • Afrikaans:  Sjina, Volksrepubliek van Sjina
  • Akan:  Kyaena
  • Albanian:  Kinë
  • Amharic:  ቻይና
  • Arabic:  الصين, جمهورية الصين الشعبية, صين
  • Armenian:  Չինաստան
  • Assamese:  চীন
  • Asturian:  República Popular China
  • Azerbaijani:  Çin
  • Bambara:  Siniwajamana
  • Basque:  Txina, Txinako Herri Errepublika
  • Belarusian:  Кітай
  • Bengali:  চীন
  • Bosnian:  Kina, Narodna Republika Kina
  • Breton:  Republik Pobl Sina, Sina
  • Bulgarian:  Китай, Китайска народна република
  • Burmese:  တရုတ်
  • Catalan:  República Popular de la Xina, Xina
  • Cebuano:  Republikang Popular sa Tsina
  • Central Khmer:  ចិន
  • Cherokee:  ᏓᎶᏂᎨᏍᏛ
  • Chinese:  中华人民共和国, 中国, 中華人民共和國
  • Chuvash:  Китай Халăх Республики
  • Croatian:  Kina
  • Czech:  Čína, Čínská lidová republika
  • Danish:  Folkerepublikken Kina, Kina
  • Dutch:  Chyna, Volksrepubliek China
  • Dzongkha:  རྒྱ་མི
  • English:  People's Republic of China, People’s Republic of China
  • Esperanto:  Ĉina Popola Respubliko, Ĉinio, Ĉinujo
  • Estonian:  Hiina Rahvavabariik, Hiina
  • Ewe:  Tsaina nutome
  • Faroese:  Kina
  • Finnish:  Kiina, Kiinan kansantasavalta
  • French:  Chine, République populaire de Chine
  • Fulah:  Siin
  • Galician:  República Popular da China
  • Ganda:  Cayina
  • Georgian:  ჩინეთი
  • German:  Volksrepublik China
  • Greek:  Κίνα, Λαϊκή Δημοκρατία της Κίνας
  • Gujarati:  ચીન
  • Hausa:  Caina, Sin
  • Hebrew:  הרפובליקה העממית של סין, סין
  • Hindi:  चीन
  • Hungarian:  Kína
  • Icelandic:  Alþýðulýðveldið Kína, Kína
  • Ido:  Populala Republiko di Chinia
  • Igbo:  Chaina
  • Iloko:  Tsina
  • Indonesian:  Cina, Republik Rakyat Tiongkok
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association):  Republica Popular de China
  • Irish:  An tSín
  • Italian:  Cina, Repubblica Popolare Cinese
  • Japanese:  中国, 中華人民共和国
  • Kalaallisut:  Kina
  • Kannada:  ಚೀನ, ಚೀನಾ
  • Kazakh:  Қытай Халық Республикасы
  • Kikuyu:  Caina
  • Kongo:  Sina
  • Korean:  중국, 중화인민공화국
  • Kurdish:  Çîn, چین
  • Lao:  ຈີນ
  • Latin:  Res publica popularis Sinarum
  • Latvian:  Ķīna
  • Lingala:  Sinɛ
  • Lithuanian:  Kinija
  • Livvi:  Kitai
  • Lojban:  jugygue
  • Low German:  Volksrepubliek China
  • Luba-Katanga:  Shine
  • Luxembourgish:  Volleksrepublik China
  • Macedonian:  Кина
  • Malagasy:  Sina
  • Malay (macrolanguage):  Republik Rakyat China
  • Malayalam:  ചൈന
  • Maltese:  Ċina
  • Maori:  Haina
  • Marathi:  चीन
  • Mongolian:  Хятад улс
  • Nahuatl languages:  Xina
  • Narom:  Chinne
  • Nepali (macrolanguage):  चीन
  • Northern Sami:  Kiinná
  • Norwegian:  Kina
  • Norwegian Bokmål:  Kina
  • Norwegian Nynorsk:  Folkerepublikken Kina, Kina
  • Occitan (post 1500):  Republica Populara de China
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100):  Cīna
  • Oriya (macrolanguage):  ଚିନ୍
  • Ossetian:  Китай
  • Pampanga:  Maldang Republika ning Tsina
  • Persian:  چین
  • Polish:  Chiny, Chińska Republika Ludowa
  • Portuguese:  República Popular da China
  • Pushto:  چین
  • Quechua:  Chunwa
  • Romanian:  Republica Populară Chineză
  • Rundi:  Ubushinwa
  • Russian:  Китай
  • Sango:  Shîna
  • Serbian:  Кина, Народна Република Кина, Народна република Кина
  • Sichuan Yi:  ꍏꇩ
  • Sinhala:  චීනය
  • Slovak:  Čína, Čínska ľudová republika
  • Slovenian:  Kitajska
  • Somali:  Shiinaha
  • Spanish:  República Popular China
  • Swedish:  Kina
  • Tagalog:  Tsina
  • Tamil:  சீன மக்கள் குடியரசு, சீனா
  • Telugu:  చైనా
  • Thai:  จีน, ประเทศจีน
  • Tibetan:  རྒྱ་ནག
  • Tigrinya:  ቻይና
  • Tok Pisin:  Ol Manmeri Ripablik bilong Saina
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands):  Siaina
  • Turkish:  Çin Halk Cumhuriyeti, Çin
  • Turkmen:  Hytaý Halk Respublikasy
  • Uighur:  جۇڭخۇا خەلق جۇمھۇرىيىتى
  • Ukrainian:  Китай, Китайська Народна Республіка
  • Urdu:  چین
  • Uzbek:  Хитой
  • Vietnamese:  Cộng hòa Nhân dân Trung Hoa, Trung Hoa, Trung Quốc
  • Welsh:  Gweriniaeth Pobl Tsieina, Tseina
  • Western Frisian:  Sina
  • Wu Chinese:  中华人民共和国
  • Yiddish:  כינע
  • Yoruba:  Orílẹ́ède ṣáínà
  • Zhuang:  Cunghvaz Yinzminz Gunghozgoz
  • Zulu:  i-China
  • Chung-hua Jen-min-kung-ho-kuo
  • Zhongguo
  • Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo

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