The top layer of government in China is the ‘Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Communist Party’ or SCP. The seven (previously nine) members are drawn from the Politburo of the Communist Party of 25 members. No woman has ever been a member of the SCP. All the key offices of state are held by members of the SCP (President, Premier etc.) Read More
Ancient civilizations can often be identified from a use of standard coinage over many centuries. China can claim to have used coins continuously for 3,000 years and a standard coin the wuzhi - round with a square hole - was in circulation for 2,000 years. Read More
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