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China

China is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It borders Mongolia, Nepal, India, Myanmar and North Korea. The history of China dates back more than 4,000 years and contains the remarkable inventions of silk, paper and gunpowder.

China has a strong economy, from which Australia imports large quantities of telecommunications equipment, computers, clothing and furniture. Australia also has an ever-increasing number of Australian businesses entering into the Chinese market with great success.

Shanghai is the most populated city in China, with a population of 15 million. China is one of the world's oldest civilisations, and much of its culture and philosophy was developed during the Zhou dynasty (1045–256 BCE).

Australia and China have an incredibly strong economic relationship, with China being the largest importer of Australia iron ore, coal and gold. Australia also has a strong service export relationship with China that sees A$4.04 billion spent each year on education-related travel. China is now Australia's largest two-way trading partner in goods and services (valued at $150 billion in 2013).


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