It is a vast country situated at the eastern part of Eurasia and the western coast of the Pacific Ocean. Covering a land area of 9,600,000 square kilometers, China is the third largest of the world, after Russia and Canada. Beijing is the capital city of China. Main language in China is Mandarin Chinese which is based on Beijing dialects plus local dialects. China is officially known to be atheist but there are a number of religions in the country such as Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Buddhism.
China is an ancient country having a profound history. Originated in the eastern area of the Yellow River Region, the country’s civilization is over 5,000 years old and was considered one of four ancient civilizations of the world, along with the civilizations of the ancient Babylon, the ancient Egypt and the ancient India. During thousands of years of feudal ruling, Chinese people have created brilliant science and art culture, like the Four Great Inventions, the poetry, paintings and Chinese calligraphy. Also, a great amount of cultural relics such as the Great Wall left by ancestors have become the treasures of the nation and the wonder of the world.
Why study in China?
The sheer size of China’s territory means a tremendous variety of climates, cultures and landscapes await. Studying in China is an excellent opportunity to explore the world’s most populous country. You will experience China’s unique blend of ancient and modern civilization, as well as its scenic beauty and bustling nightlife. Most importantly, studying and living in China is cheaper than studying and living in European countries, the U.S., Japan, South Korea and many other countries.
China is striving to build more world-class universities, and investing heavily in higher education. As for those who don’t know any Chinese, many universities offer degree programs taught in English. In addition, the academic qualifications awarded by Chinese universities are recognized by most developed countries including the United States, Britain, France, Japan and 65 other countries and regions.
Mainly continental monsoon climate
Summer June to August 22°C and above
Winter November to March 10°C or lower
- Light cotton clothes, caps and rain wear for summer.
- Overcoats and lined coats for winter.
- In very cold areas, a cap, gloves and cotton-padded shoes are required.
- National costume is recommended for festivities
Shopping & Dining
- Shops are open every day of the week, 10:00 a.m tp 9:30 p.m, Monday to Sunday in China.
- Bazaars are a good place to get cheap objects
- Restaurants have flexible timings and are usually open late
- Pecking duck, Mongolian hot pot, dim sum, wonton soup, steam dumplings, chicken and noodles are some of cuisines in China
- Generally, the Han people take rice and noodles as their staple diet. They love to eat vegetables, beans, meat, fish and eggs, and pay particular attention to cooking techniques
- Chinese silk is famous in the world for its magnificent quality, colour and variety
- China is the home of tea. Tea is divided into green, black, perfumed, white and Wulong tea
- The knowledge of the traditional Chinese medicine has been accumulated over thousands of years. Numerous herbal and other drugs are being used for their high curative efficacy, and those with a high tonic value are favourites with the Chinese
Travel & transportation
- Getting around in China is convenient and inexpensive thanks to a well-developed and modern transportation infrastructure
- All cities are well-served by buses and taxis, and larger cities have modern subway systems
- For long-distance travel, every city can be reached by airplane or train
- China’s high-speed railway reaches a maximum speed of over 300 km/h and provides beds as well as dining services