Special Sub-Topic: The Orient: Eastern Asia
|In 2006, the world's tallest building was in Taipei, Taiwan. How many stories did it have?|
101. The building is called Taipei 101. You can probably guess why it is so called. The tower includes a six-floored shopping centre, restaurants and night clubs.
|What is the capital city of Tibet?|
Lhasa. Lhasa translates as 'place of the gods', but ancient documents suggest that the city was originally called 'Rasa' which means 'courtyard place'.
|How many stars are on the national flag of the People's Republic of China?|
5. There is a large yellow star in the upper-left corner of the flag. This is accompanied by a curve of four stars in a concave arrangement (in relation to the largest star) to the right of the primary star.
|The 'Korea Bay' lies to the west of the Korean Peninsula.|
t. It is located at the north of the Yellow sea, and is also called the West Korea Bay.
|Which of these Chinese cities is northernmost?|
Qiqihar. Qiqihar had a population of 5611000 in 2005. It is a major city in the Chinese province of Heilongjiang.
|What is the official name of Taiwan?|
Republic of China. 'Chinese Taipei' is commonly used to refer to Taiwan by international organisations to avoid political disputes.
|Which of the following is an inland body of water that is shared between China and Russia?|
Khanka. Lake Khanka lies 120km away from the Chinese city of Jixi.
|The capital city of South Korea is Seoul. Seoul lies on the Taedong River. The Taedong river rises in the Rangrim Mountains. Seoul was host to the 1988 Summer Olympic Games.|
f. The Taedong River is the river upon which the capital city of North Korea, Pyongyang, lies.
|In which year did North and South Korea separate into two different independent nations?|
1945. North Korea is officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
|The Three Gorges Dam is a dam under construction in China, on the Yangtze River. It is scheduled for completion in 2009. When did construction commence?|
1993. Structural work to the dam was completed on the 20th of May, 2006, but it is not due to be fully operational until 2009.
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