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National Flag of ChinaCapital city: Beijing
 
National Flag: Five-star red flag, length and width proportion: 3:2.
 
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National anthem
March of the Volunteers (lines: Arise, those who do not want to be slaves! We will use our flesh and blood to build another Great Wall. China has reached the brink of national collapse. All the people have been making their last outcry. Arise! Arise! Arise! All our hearts become one. Let us face the angry guns. March on! Let us face the angry guns. March on! March on! March on! On!)
 
National Day: October 1, the country was founded in 1949.
 
Top legislature: National People's Congress (NPC).
 
Location: In East Asia, by the west Pacific Ocean.
 
Territory area: 9.6 million square km, second to Russia and Canada.
 
Largest city: Shanghai
 
Currency: Renmibin (RMB) yuan
 
Weights and measures: metric system
 
Languages: Of the 56 ethnic groups in China, the Hui and Manchu use the same languages as Han people, while the rest of groups have their own spoken and written languages.
 
Public holidays: New Year's Day (January 1), the Spring Festival (the New Year's Day by Chinese lunar calendar), International Labor Day (May 1), and the National Day (October 1).
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Resources: China boasts the most wildlife in the world and most of them are native to China and unique to the world, such as giant panda, snub-nosed golden monkey, and Chinese alligator; China's dawn redwood and Cathaya argyrophylla are known as the living fossils of ancient plants.
 
Wild animals: China has a great variety of wildlife, over 4,400 vertebrates, more than 100 rare species of the world: the giant panda, the golden monkey, the white-lipped deer, the South China Tiger, Crossoplilon mantchuricum, the white-flag dolphin, the Chinese alligator, and the crowned crane.
 
Plants: China has a great variety of plants, 32,000 species of higher plants, including nearly all the major kinds of vegetation found in the frigid and temperate zones of the northern hemisphere.
 
Popular flowers: Peony, azalea, primrose and felwort.
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