China, one of the countries with the longest recorderd history in the world and with an area almost the size of Europe, is a unitary multi-national state with 56 nationalities. The Han nationality makes up the majority of the total population, while other nationalities, including the Mongol, Hui, Tibetan, Uygur, Miao, Yi, Zhuang, Bouyei, Korean, Manchu, Kazak and Dai make up the rest of the nation. Textual research by archaeologists shows that there were traces of ape-men - human ancestors in China about 1.7 million years ago while, in the 4,000 years recorded history, we have proof of a glorious and brilliant culture that brought to the world the compass, paper-making, printing and gunpowder.
Beijing, capital of China, is the nation’s political, cultural and communication centre and one of the world’s famous ancient cities, with a history of over 3,000 years. It has been the provisional capital of the Liao dynasty and capital of the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, totalling over 700 years. It has a large number of historical relics and beautiful gardens, such as the magnificent Great Wall (Badaling), the resplendent architectural complex of the Palace Museum, the Summer Palace, Beihai Park, the Ming Tombs and the Lama Temple, etc., which have always been tourist attractions for both Chinese and foreign visitors. The Great Wall of China is the most gigantic structure on earth and is visible from space: it has been standing on the land of China for over 2,000 years.
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