The population of China is 1.34 billion in 2009 and is expected to be 1.4 billion by the end of the year 2010
The currency they use is the Yuan
Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism are some of the main religions that are praised
The exchange rate is £1 to 9.8 Chinese Yuan
Transport And Communication
In china there are 467 airports
1,402,698 km of highway
75,438 km of railway lines
The internet speed is 35,010,000 Mbps from broadband access
60 internet regulations that are enforce by the government
Only 3 internet service providers with DSL being the most popular
Economy And GDP
Third largest economy in the world behind Japan and the USA
GDP of $4.91 trillion when measured in the exchange rates
Fastest growing economy in the world
China is the second largest trading nation in the world and the largest exporter and second largest importer of goods
China is ruled by the communist party of china under a single-party system
Unemployment Over the years the unemployment rates in china have decreased from 10.10% in 2004 to 4.3% in the year 2010. These rates still leave many people unemployed, allowing businesses to get many employees at a small wage whilst also reducing the national unemployment rate.
The minimum wage for the average Chinese person is $140.62 per month which works out to around about $1.17 per hour. This is significantly lower than the US, which is $7.25 a hour.
People who earn less than $1.25 per hour in china are considered to be in poverty. Poverty has affected all aspects of China, including the environment, health, education, housing, nutrition, and agriculture. It has disrupted families and communities, and sent millions from the poorer regions to the cities in a desperate search for work.
Most of the exports and the imports that involve China, are related with the USA
The following are in order of the most popular exports that China make.
Some of these include:
Computer accessories, peripherals and parts
Miscellaneous household goods
Toys & sporting goods
Non-cotton household furnishings & clothing
Cotton household furnishings & clothing
Most of the common imports that China make are again with the USA and thses include, in order of popularity: