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Featured Article: Treaty of Nanking

Map showing Hong Kong and Macao as Special Administrative Regions of China since 1999.
The Treaty of Nanking (Nánjīng Tiáoyuē) is the agreement which marked the end of the First Opium War between the United Kingdom and China. It was signed on August 29, 1842, aboard the British warship HMS Cornwallis in Nanjing (then known as "Nanking"). The treaty resulted in the creation of the crown colony of Hong Kong, which remained under British control until 1997, when, under terms agreed with the Peoples Republic of China it again became part of China.

Popular Article: Tibetan Buddhism

ounder of Tibetan Buddhism: Guru Rinpoche - Padmasambhava
Tibetan Buddhism is the body of religious Buddhist doctrine and institutions characteristic of Tibet and the Himalayan regions which include northern Nepal, Bhutan, India (Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Sikkim), areas in northern Pakistan, Mongolia, Russia (Kalmykia, Buryatia and Tuva) and northeastern China (Manchuria: Heilongjiang, Jilin). It includes the teachings of the three vehicles (or yanas in Sanskrit) of Buddhism: Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.