More about China


Hello! How much do you know about China?


  • Location: East Asia
  • Capital: Beijing
  • Official language: Mandarin
  • Population: 1.35 billion.
  • China has 56 ethnic groups, in which Han has the biggest population.


Where do CLCC teachers come from?

The information below is about the Chinese club teachers in 2015-2016. We will have three new teachers this Fall 2016: Li, Tian (Adam), Deng, Yan, and Zhao, Reeya. They will introduce themselves here soon!

  • Wei Xiaoshuang — Urumqi

Urumqi is the capital of the North west province of Xinjiang.  Xinjiang has a large population of muslim minority groups. Most of this population speaks both their own language and Mandarin.



  • Sarah Li — Taiwan

Taiwan is mostly mountainous in the east, with gently sloping plains in the west. Most of the population in Taiwan is Han Chinese with mandarin as their official language. The cultures of Taiwan are a hybrid blend of various sources:  traditional Chinese culture,  Japanese culture, traditional Confucianist beliefs, and increasingly Western values.

  • Sasha — Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the first places in China opened up to foreign businesses in the 19th century. Foreign immigrants and businessmen brought to Shanghai their own culture and tradition. This city is known for its openness, fairness and diversity.

 shanghai         shanghai 2

Fun fact about China

Although China spans five geographic time zones, the whole country uses the same time —Beijing time. In order to make the best use of daylight, people in Beijing might go to work at 7 am while people living in the far west go to work at 9am.

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