China is the world's most populous country, located in East Asia. It is bordered by 14 countries, including Russia to the north, Mongolia to the northeast, and India to the southwest. China is known for its ancient civilization, diverse cultures, and stunning natural beauty.
The official language of China is Standard Mandarin, which is based on the Beijing dialect. Other languages and dialects are also spoken in different regions of the country, including Cantonese, Shanghainese, and Tibetan.
The primary currency used in China is the Chinese yuan (CNY), also known as the renminbi (RMB). The exchange rate between the CNY and other currencies fluctuates depending on various factors such as the state of the economy and political events.
China has only one time zone, which is Beijing Time (UTC+8). This means that China is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). China does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
There are several direct flights from the UK to China. The flight time from London to Beijing, the capital city of China, is around 10-11 hours. The exact flight time may vary depending on factors such as the airline, departure airport, and layover time.
The main airport in China is the Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), which is located about 26 kilometers (16 miles) northeast of the city center of Beijing. The airport is one of the busiest in the world, serving both domestic and international flights. Its address is Airport Expressway, Shunyi District, Beijing, China.