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China is just slightly larger in area than the U.S. but its population, the world's largest, is about five times that of the U.S. About a fifth of the world lives in China.
Introduction to the land, people and history
China is home to the world's oldest living civilization. Its written history goes back 3,500 years. Its oldest know works of art, including pottery, date back to 5000 B.C.
Chinese Architecture: Pagodas and temples
While most of China's population lives in rural villages and small towns, the country has more than 100 cities with a population greater than 1 million.
Shanghai: Seaport and industrial center
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