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The Great Wall of China built during the Ming dynasty begins near Jiayu Pass and ends in Shanhai Pass in Korea Bay. The Ming Great Wall is generally considered the main line of the Great Wall of China, though walls from other periods of Chinese history are also included in the Great Wall.

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  • Where is the South China Sea located?

    Q: Where is the South China Sea located?

    A: The South China Sea is located in the Pacific Ocean. It stretches from the Strait of Malacca to the Straight of Taiwan.
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  • On what continent is Japan?

    Q: On what continent is Japan?

    A: Japan is part of the continent Asia. It is an island nation located to the east across the water from Russia, China, and North and South Korea.
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  • What kind of government does China have?

    Q: What kind of government does China have?

    A: According to the CIA World Factbook, China's government is a communist state. Organized into executive, legislative and judicial branches, China's government exists to carry out the policy goals of the Chinese Communist Party.
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  • How much did it cost to build The Great Wall of China?

    Q: How much did it cost to build The Great Wall of China?

    A: While it is impossible to know exactly what the Great Wall of China cost to build, modern calculations estimate the cost to be approximately $360 billion. The wall is 4,160 miles from end to end.
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  • In which country is the Gobi Desert?

    Q: In which country is the Gobi Desert?

    A: The Gobi Desert spans two countries, China and Mongolia. It is in the northern part of China and the southern portion of Mongolia. Due to windy conditions, the desert floor is mostly rock, not sand.
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  • Where is Mt. Fuji located?

    Q: Where is Mt. Fuji located?

    A: Mount Fuji is located in Japan, on Honshu Island. It is about 60 miles southwest of Tokyo, where it can be seen on a clear day. The active stratovolcano is the highest mountain in Japan, with a height of 12,389 feet.
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  • What does the Chinese flag represent?

    Q: What does the Chinese flag represent?

    A: The red of the Chinese flag represents the communist revolution. The largest of the five stars represents communism, whereas the four smaller stars represent the various classes of Chinese citizens. The fact that there are five stars is thought to be a reference to the symbolic importance of the number five in Chinese culture.
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  • What is Japan doing to prepare for earthquakes?

    Q: What is Japan doing to prepare for earthquakes?

    A: According to Time.com, Japan has one of the most advanced early earthquake warning systems in the world. The system was launched in 2007 and detects tremors, calculates an earthquake's epicenter and sends out short warnings from over 1,000 seismographs spread throughout the country. The system is run by the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, but the Japanese Meteorological Agency sends out the actual warnings.
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  • What is the average temperature in Japan?

    Q: What is the average temperature in Japan?

    A: The Japan Meteorological Agency states that the average annual temperature in the capital of Tokyo is 16.3 degrees Celsius. The data is based on data observed between 1981 and 2010. The source lists 11 major Japanese weather stations. The average annual temperature for all stations combined is around 16 degrees Celsius.
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  • What does China export?

    Q: What does China export?

    A: China's major exports are electromechanical products and labor-intensive products. The goods that fall into these categories include optical, technical and medical apparatus, clothing, textiles, footwear, furniture, plastic products and toys. High-tech products account for 29 percent of China's exports.
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  • Are there any deserts in China?

    Q: Are there any deserts in China?

    A: China has several deserts. Some deserts of China include the Badain Jaran Desert, Gobi Desert, Gurbantunggut Desert, Hami Desert, Kumtag Desert, Lop Desert and the Taklamakan Desert.
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  • Why is Japan called the "land of the rising sun"?

    Q: Why is Japan called the "land of the rising sun"?

    A: Japan is called the "land of the rising sun" because from China it appears that the sun rises from the direction of Japan. The Japanese people call their country "Nippon" or "Nihon," which literally translated means "source of the sun." It is loosely translated into English as "land of the rising sun."
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  • What do the colors of the Chinese flag represent?

    Q: What do the colors of the Chinese flag represent?

    A: The red field of the Chinese flag is a traditional color that represents the communist revolution, while the yellow part of the flag, aside from being the official color of the Manchu Dynasty and beloved by the people of China, signifies the "yellow race." The Chinese flag is popularly referred to as the "Five-star Red Flag."
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  • What are the physical features of China?

    Q: What are the physical features of China?

    A: Physical features of China include deserts, plateaus, grasslands, tropics, mountains and rivers, with the majority of the land being mountainous, high and hilly. The elevation is high in the west and lowers dramatically toward the east of the country.
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  • Where is Tokyo located?

    Q: Where is Tokyo located?

    A: Tokyo is located is located on the southeastern part of Honshu, the main island of Japan, which rests in the North Pacific Ocean. The countries closest to Tokyo are Russia, China, North Korea and South Korea.
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  • Where is a burp considered a compliment after a meal?

    Q: Where is a burp considered a compliment after a meal?

    A: Turkey, India and Saudi Arabia are the only countries where burping after eating is considered a compliment. Other countries have different traditions, like slurping and passing gas, to indicate appreciation of a meal.
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  • What kind of animals live in China?

    Q: What kind of animals live in China?

    A: China's great land mass harbors 10 percent of the world's species of animals, with over 100 wild animals that aren't found anywhere else. The white giant panda is one of these unique animals, as is the South China tiger. Other exotic animals include the golden-haired monkey, freshwater white-flag dolphin, brown-eared pheasant, crested ibis, black-necked crane, Tibetan antelope, Pere David's deer and Chinese alligator. These animals are all endangered.
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  • What are some living conditions in Japan?

    Q: What are some living conditions in Japan?

    A: The living conditions in Japan vary depending on location and income. In cities, families live in apartments, while rural Japanese citizens often live in a single-family home.
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  • Who is the current Chinese President?

    Q: Who is the current Chinese President?

    A: Xi Jinping is president of China and chief of the nation's Communist Party, as of 2014. The BBC reports that he is expected to lead the world's second-largest economy for the next 10 years.
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  • What is the difference between Hunan and Szechuan?

    Q: What is the difference between Hunan and Szechuan?

    A: One of the biggest differences between Hunan and Szechuan cuisine is that Hunan dishes use the seeds and membranes of chili peppers and Szechuan dishes use a chili bean paste. This makes Hunan foods hotter.
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  • What are North Korea's natural resources?

    Q: What are North Korea's natural resources?

    A: The nation of North Korea has a number of natural resources, including tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, coal, iron ore, petroleum, gold, copper, pyrites, hydropower, fluorspar and salt. Most of these resources are dwindled or untapped because of poor government management and a failing economy that cannot make adequate use of them.
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