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Chinese is a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language group and is the most spoken language with over 1.2 billion speakers worldwide. The Han majority and many minority ethnic groups in China speak it. Spoken Chinese is tonal and has many dialects with at least 12 main regional groups, of which Mandarin is the most widely spoken. About 15% of the world’s population are native speakers of Mandarin. Written Chinese is unified with 2 main systems for writing Chinese characters, namely traditional and simplified. Traditional Chinese is mainly used in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and generally outside of mainland China. Simplified Chinese characters were developed by the People’s Republic of China in 1954 to encourage literacy.

China is one of the oldest civilizations in the world and dates back more than six millennia. It’s written language system represents the world’s longest continually used language. Many major inventions have come from China and include paper, the compass, gunpowder and printing. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is the world’s most populous country with over 1.3 billion inhabitants and it has one of the world’s fastest growing economies. China is the biggest producer of steel and concrete in the world and the top steel exporter. The PRC is also the world’s largest exporter and the third largest importer in spite of its communist government. China has a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

Well-known Chinese brands or companies are Lenovo, Tsingtao, China Telecom, Haier, Air China, Bank of China and China Mobile. Famous Chinese people include Ang Lee, Liu Xiang, Ding Junhui, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.

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