China has the largest combined land bordered in the
China shares maritime boundaries with South Korea,
Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and Philippines.
China is the most populous country, with a population
over 1.35 billion.
China’s capital is Beijing.
China has 5 autonomous region, 4 direct-controlled
2 mostly self-governing special administrative region
(HK and Macau)
Also claims Taiwan- which is controlled by Republic
Of China as it’s 23rd province due to Taiwan’s
complex political status and unresolved Chinese
China is the world’s largest country by
land area covering approximately 9.6
million km sq.
China’s military has 2.3 million active
People’s Liberation Army is the largest
standing military in the world.
3rd/4th largest in the world by total area.
Climate: Extremely diverse. Tropical to
the south, subarctic to the north.
China officially recognizes
56 distinct ethnic groups,
the largest of which are the
Han Chinese, who
constitute about 91.51% of
the total population. The
Han Chinese – the world's
largest single ethnic group –
outnumber other ethnic
groups in every province,
autonomous region except
Tibet and Xinjiang, and are
descended from ancient
Huaxia tribes living along
the Yellow River.
The most spoken varieties are
Mandarin (70% of the
Wu- includes Shanghainese
Yue- includes Cantonese
Min- Hokkien & Teochew
Buddhism was introduced to China around the first century
A.D. Since the fourth century A.D, it was widely spread and
gradually became the most influential religion in China.
Buddhism in China is divided into three branches according
to varied language families, namely, Chinese Buddhism,
Tibetan Buddhism and Pali Buddhism and there are about
200 thousand Buddhist monks and nuns under these three
branches. At present, there are more than 13 thousand
Buddhist temples that are open to the public, 33 Buddhist
colleges and nearly 50 types of Buddhist publications in
Taoism is a typically traditional religion in
China with a history of more than 18 hundred
years since the second century A.D. It
advocates the worship of natural objects and
ancestors as was practiced since time
immemorial and had various factions in the
history; later, it evolved into two major
factions, namely, Quanzhen and Zhengyi
Taoism, and was fairly influential among Han
Islam was introduced to China in the seventh
century A.D with nearly 18 million believers from
Hui, Uygur, Tartar, Kirgiz, Kazakh, Ozbek,
Dongxiang, Sala and Baoan nationalities. Most of
the Muslims in China live in compact
communities in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous
Region, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Gansu,
Qinghai and Yunnan Provinces; besides, some
Muslims in small groups live in other provinces or
cities in China. At present, there are more than 30
thousand mosques in China with over 40
thousand imams or ahungs.
Catholicism was first introduced to China in the seventh century and
widely spread across the country after the Opium War in 1840. At
present, Chinese Catholic Church boasts one hundred parishes, some
five million believers, nearly five thousand cathedrals and places for
religious activities and twelve theological seminaries.
Christianity was introduced to China in early 19th century and
widely spread after 1840s. In 1950, the church called on its believers
to shake off the vestige of foreign imperialist influence and uphold
patriotism in order to achieve self-administration, self-supporting and
self-propagation, which are the cardinal principle of Chinese
Christianity. At present, there are about ten million Christian
believers, 18 thousand priests and 12 churches or religious sites in
Child Cannibalismdescribes the act of eating a child
or fetus. Accounts, especially
modern ones, are often rumors
or urban legends. There have been
some media stories pursuing
incidents involving the
consumption of children and
fetuses. Controversy was sparked
when images showing what
appeared to be human fetuses
were being published in China.
Reports later explained that the
images were part of an artist's
exhibition (Zhu Yu (artist)) and was
not a real fetus but just to be in a
contemporary artwork. The
artwork is called "Eating people"
and was made to protest against
Education in the People's Republic of China is
a state-run system of public education run by
the Ministry of Education. All citizens must attend
school for at least nine years. The government
provides primary education for six to nine years,
starting at age six or seven, followed by six years
of secondary education for ages 12 to 18. Some
provinces may have five years of primary school
but four years for middle school. There are three
years of middle school and three years of high
school. In the early 1980s the government allowed
the establishment of the first private schools.
The Socialist market economy of People's Republic of
China (PRC) is the world's second largest
economy by nominal GDP and by purchasing power
parity after the United States. It is the
world's fastest-growing major economy,
with growth rates averaging 10% over the past 30
years. China is also the largest exporter and second
largest importer of goods in the world.
Recognized nuclear weapon state.
World’s largest exporter of goods.
GPD: US $8.227 Trillion according to the International
Currency: Renminbi ; Unit: Yuan
Fiscal Year: (1 January to 31 December)