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China Travel Guide

China Travel Guide

China is referred to as "Zhong Guo" in Chinese, which means the "Middle Kingdom". China was believed to be the center of the universe in ancient times. In general terms, China refers to a country in Eastern Asia where a diverse group of people share the same Chinese civilization that originated in the Central Plains (an area consisting of the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River). The overwhelming majority of the population of China is made up of the Han Chinese and Mandarin is the most frequently used language. The Han Chinese and other ethnic groups living in the vast expanse of the Chinese territory make up the Chinese nation, collectively known as the Chinese.