Cardinal József Mindszenty
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Beijing - Forbidden City
Beijing - Prince Gong Palace
Beijing - Summer Palace
Great Wall of China
Guangzhou or Canton
Hong Kong Airport
Hong Kong Buses
Hong Kong - Lantau Island
Kashgar or Kashi
Kashgar Sunday Market
Ming Dynasty Tombs
Peking Man's Caves/Zhoukoudian
Shanghai Maglev / Transrapid
Tibet - Lhasa
Tibet - Lhasa Monasteries
Tibet - Lhasa - Potala
Turpan or Tulufan
Turpan - Amin Mosque
Turpan - Astana Graves
Turpan - Bezeklik Caves
Turpan - Crescent Moon Lake
Turpan - Dunhuang Caves
Turpan - Echoing-Sand Mountain
Turpan - Ediqut Ruins
Turpan - Emin Minaret
Turpan - Flaming Mountains
Turpan - Gaochang Ruins
Turpan - Grape Valley
Turpan - Green Mosque
Turpan - Jesus Sutras
Turpan - Jiaohe Ruins
Turpan - Karez System
Turpan - Maza Village
Turpan - Mogao Caves
Urumchi or Urumuchi
Xian - Hua Qing Pool
Xian - Silk Factory
Xian - Silk Road Monuments
Xian - Terracotta Factory
Xian - Terracotta Army Museum
Yanan Cave Dwellings
China facts & history in brief
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Map of China
Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Macau Special Administrative Region, commonly
known as Macau or Macao, was established on
December 20, 1999, as one of the two special
administrative regions (SARs) of the People's
Republic of China (PRC), the other being Hong Kong.
The territory lies on the western side of the Pearl River
Delta, bordering Guangdong province in the
north and facing the South China Sea
in the east and south.
Nowadays Macau has developed industries such as textiles,
electronics and toys, as well as a notable tourist
industry, which boasts a wide range of hotels,
resorts, stadiums, restaurants and casinos.
Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 16th
century and subsequently administered by Portugal until
the handover in 1999, it was the oldest
European colony in China.
The Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration and the Basic Law
of Macau stipulate that Macau operates with a high
degree of autonomy until at least 2049,
fifty years after the transfer.
Under the policy of "one country, two systems", the
Central People's Government is responsible for the
territory's defence and foreign affairs, while Macau
maintains its own legal system, police force, monetary
system, customs policy, immigration policy, and delegates
to international organisations and events.
Population: 520,400 - (2007 estimate).
For a more information about
Macau see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from
see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, November 2007.
All text is available under the terms of the
GNU Free Documentation License
Copyrights for details).
This information was correct in November 2007. E. & O.E.
When we visited Macau in 1997 it
was still a Portugese
enclave in China, near Hong Kong.
It has returned to China since.
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