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acupuncture the practice of relieving pain or curing a disease by putting needles into certain parts of the body. Acupuncture is a traditional way to treat disease in China.
alligator a large reptile with short legs, a long body and tail, and a long, wide snout. Alligators are protected by thick skin with many hard bumps. They live in rivers, lakes, swamps, and other bodies of water in the southeast United States and in China. They usually eat insects, fish, turtles, snakes, birds, and other water animals, but have been known to attack small land mammals. They are closely related to crocodiles. Chinese alligators are endangered because their habitat is being changed by people.
Beijing the capital city of China. The city is also called Peking.
Bhutan an Asian country in the Himalayan mountains that lies between India and China. The capital of Bhutan is Thimphu.
Chang Jiang River the longest river of Asia, flowing from Tibet through central China into the East China Sea. An older name in English for the Chang Jiang River is the Yangtze River.
China a country in eastern Asia. China is also called the People's Republic of China. Beijing is the capital of China.
China Sea see East China Sea, South China Sea.
Chinese a person who was born in or is a citizen of China. [4 definitions]
Gobi Desert a large, very dry region in northern China and southwestern Mongolia.
Hong Kong a region off the southern coast of China. Hong Kong was once a British colony but was returned to Chinese rule in 1997.
Huang He River a major river of China that begins in the mountains of the west and flows mostly eastward. It is also known as the Yellow River.
junk2 a boat found in China with a high stern and flat bottom, driven by square sails.
Kyrgyzstan a Central Asian country bordered by China and Kazakhstan. The capital of Kyrgyzstan is Bishkek.
mandarin a public official, or a person of high rank or influence in imperial China. [2/3 definitions]
Mekong River a major river that begins in China and flows southeast through the countries of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
Mongolia a region that includes this country and part of China. [1/2 definitions]
panda a large black-and-white mammal that is related to bears. They live in the mountains of western China and eat only bamboo plants. They are also called giant pandas. [1/2 definitions]
Peking the capital city of China, known as Beijing.
Pekingese a small breed of dog with short legs and long, silky, light brown hair. Pekingese were first bred in China.
porcelain a hard, white, shiny pottery; china.
rice a grass that is usually grown in warm, wet areas of the world such as parts of India, China, and Japan. [1/2 definitions]