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The Chinese army as part of the Master Race, in Beijing. (TV: The End of Time)

China, the oldest and most populous nation on Earth by the 20th century (TV: Four to Doomsday), was located on the continent of Asia. Its capital city was Peking, also known as Beijing.

Languages Edit

Many languages were spoken in China, such as Mandarin, which was the most prominent language on Earth in the 21st century. (TV: Children of Earth: Day One)

History Edit

Early history Edit

Circa 5519 BC, Monarch abducted Lin Futu and other natives of China. (TV: Four to Doomsday)

In 221 BC, the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond visited China to leave a message for River Song on a vase. The message was the expression, "Yowza", written in period Chinese script. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan)

One of the ships used by the Eternals in their contest for Enlightenment was a Chinese ship crewed by Chinese sailors from the Qin dynasty. (TV: Enlightenment)

13th century Edit

The Venetian Marco Polo travelled throughout China (then called Cathay) as the then-emperor Kublai Khan would not permit him to return home. In 1289, the First Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Susan Foreman travelled hundreds of miles to Kublai's palace in Peking. Polo planned to give the TARDIS to Kublai Khan, but eventually allowed the Doctor and his companions to escape. (TV: Marco Polo) The journey lasted several months. (AUDIO: 1963: The Space Race)

While closely pursued by guards, Amy Pond and Rory Williams brought Chinese food from the Liao Palace to the TARDIS. (GAME: The Gunpowder Plot)

19th century Edit

The Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot visited China in 1800. (PROSE: Foreign Devils)

In circa 1860, Magnus Greel arrived in China from the year 5000. Li H'sen Chang found him and, believing him to be the god Weng-Chiang, became his devoted follower. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)

In an unrelated incident, five years later, the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki Pallister visited China. (PROSE: The Eleventh Tiger)

In 1873, Professor George Litefoot's family departed China after his father had died. As a going-away present, Emperor Tongzhi gave Litefoot's mother a puzzle box which turned out to be a 51st century time cabinet. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)

20th century Edit

The Boxer Rebellion occurred early in this century. Troopers from the Boxer Rebellion were kidnapped by the War Lords for use in their war games. (TV: The War Games) Captain Jack Harkness was active in China during the rebellion, where he worked with explosives. (TV: The Blood Line)

On 27 July 1928, the Fifth Doctor, Tegan Jovanka and Turlough met Edward Grainger near Mount Lishan in China. (PROSE: Falling from Xi'an)

In 1936, the Doctor joined Mao Tse-Tung, who would eventually seize control of the country, on the Long March. (TV: The Mind of Evil)

In 1937, the Fourth Doctor and Romana I visited China. (PROSE: The Shadow of Weng-Chiang)

In 1967, Fitz Kreiner was taken to China by Red Army soldiers. (PROSE: Revolution Man)

In the 1970s, China sent General Cheng Teik as a delegate to the first World Peace Conference in London. He was killed by his aide, Chin Lee, who was under the control of the Master. (TV: The Mind of Evil) Perhaps as a result of this, China was very reluctant to participate in the second World Peace Conference until persuaded by Sir Reginald Styles. (TV: Day of the Daleks)

In 1979, China invaded Vietnam. (TV: Tooth and Claw)

In 1997, China gained sovereignty over Hong Kong. In advance of this, agents of China's Public Security Bureau created the fake Tao Te Lung triad to lure in potential kingpins and neutralise them. (PROSE: Bullet Time)

In 1998, the Three Families discovered that the Blessing passed through Shanghai. (TV: The Blood Line)

21st century Edit

By the year 2009, China was part of the worldwide nuclear grid overseen by UNIT. (TV: The Poison Sky) Osterhagen Station 5 was located there. (TV: Journey's End)

In 2009, the "People's Republic of China" was among the nations which agreed to let John Frobisher speak on their behalf to the 456. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Three)

On Christmas Day 2009, when the Master used the Immortality Gate, all 2.5 million soldiers of the Chinese Central Military Commission became duplicates of him. (TV: The End of Time)

During the Miracle Day phenomenon in 2011, China dropped out of the United Nations. (TV: The Gathering)

In 2048, China was taken over by Hong Kong. (PROSE: St Anthony's Fire)

Chinese scientist Chung Sen experimented with time travel. (TV: Invasion of the Dinosaurs)

Alternative timelines Edit

In the Year That Never Was, Martha Jones claimed to have gone to Beijing to collect one of the vials of liquid needed to arm the gun she was allegedly preparing to kill the Master with. (TV: Last of the Time Lords)

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