Shanghai, the largest, most populous city in the People's Republic of China, known as mainland China, uses the Chinese renminbi as its primary currency. The renminbi is divided into three smaller components called the yuan, the jiao and the fen.Continue Reading
The renminbi is the official currency of Shanghai and mainland China. Foreign travelers to the People's Republic of China can only use this currency in cash transactions, but credit cards and travelers checks are accepted at a number of merchants. Exchanging foreign currency for renminbi can be done at a number of currency exchange centers or hotels, although many hotels in Shanghai only do so for hotel guests.
It is important to differentiate between mainland China and the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, which uses the new Taiwan dollar as its currency and not the renminbi.Learn more about Currency & Conversions
There are four types of Chinese visas: ordinary, service, courtesy and diplomatic, according to the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America. Other than in rare circumstances where a person is granted visa-free entry based on specific criteria, all foreign citizens must obtain a passport prior to arriving in China. Travelers who stay in an airport in China for less than 24 hours as part of a layover are exempt.Full Answer >
The People's Republic of China's stated goal in invading Tibet in 1950, sometimes referred to as a re-annexation, was to liberate the Tibetans from a repressive system of feudalism and to improve economic development and education within the region. The leader of the Chinese Communist Party, Mao Zedong, also stood to obtain political benefits from the international community, such as a recognition of legitimacy for the new government, by reclaiming the region without any visible interference from foreign powers or organizations. The re-annexation of the region carried a symbolic meaning for the Chinese Communist Party and helped to extend the spirit of confidence gained after their victory in the civil war fought against the Nationalists.Full Answer >
Xi Jinping is the President of the People's Republic of China. He began his term in office on November 15, 2012, and he has called for a new flowering of Chinese power and culture called the "Chinese Dream."Full Answer >
The nation of China, or the People's Republic of China, is located in the region of East Asia. It is one of the easternmost countries on the Asian continent, bordering 14 different sovereign states, including Russia and Mongolia, as well as the East China Sea and the South China Sea.Full Answer >