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The vast number of Chinese equities listed around the world has given birth to multiple share classes, whose exposure cannot be completely captured using single share class ETFs. The use of a total China ETF such as the Vanguard Total China Index ETF provides investors with exposure to all Chinese equities, regardless of where they are listed. With low correlations to other equity markets, Chinese equities are a critical component of every globally diversified portfolio.

China has come a long way since the 1980s, growing by leaps and bounds to become a global economic powerhouse. Today, it is the second-largest economy in the world, with an approximate 15% share of global GDP. With continuing economic reforms and a shift towards a more sustainable growth model, China is fast catching up to the US, and it is just a