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Why China is considered one of the most powerful countries on Earth?

China stretches 5000 kilometres from east to west, and 5500 kilometres from north to south. It occupies one fifth of Asia's area, and is the third largest country in the world. It is the biggest in terms of population - 50,000 babies are born in China every day! It has high mountains, plateaus, sandy deserts, and dense forests and thousands of rivers of which the Yangtze is the most important. China is home to the oldest of civilizations - in fact, many of the elements that make up the Foundation of the modern world originated in China, including paper, gunpowder, credit banking, the compass, and paper money. Chinese history is divided into dynasties, and the last emperor was over-thrown in 1912, and China became a Republic. The People's Republic of China was founded in 1949 after the Communist Party defeated the previously dominant nationalist Kuomintang in a civil war. However, after the death of its leader Mao in 1976, a new leadership and economic reforms were ushered in. Nowadays, China is one of the world's top exporters, and is attracting record amounts of foreign investment. ln turn, it is investing billions of dollars abroad, and is emerging as one of the most powerful countries on Earth.

Facts about China

Administrative divisions: 23 provinces (sheng , singular and plural) , 5 autonomous regions (zizhiqu , singular and plural) , and 4 municipalities (shi , singular and plural) provinces: Anhui , Fujian , Gansu , Guangdong , Guizhou , Hainan , Hebei , Heilongjiang , Henan , Hubei , Hunan , Jiangsu , Jiangxi , Jilin , Liaoning , Qinghai , Shaanxi , Shandong , Shanxi , Sichuan , Yunnan , Zhejiang; (see note on Taiwan) autonomous regions: Guangxi , Nei Mongol , Ningxia , Xinjiang Uygur , Xizang (Tibet) municipalities: Beijing , Chongqing , Shanghai , Tianjin note: China considers Taiwan its 23rd province; see separate entries for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau
Area: total: 9 ,596 ,960 sq km land: 9 ,326 ,410 sq km water: 270 ,550 sq km
Background: For centuries China stood as a leading civilization , outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences , but in the 19th and early 20th centuries , the country was beset by civil unrest , major famines , military defeats , and foreign occupation. After World War II , the Communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that , while ensuring China's sovereignty , imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978 , his successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population , living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded , yet political controls remain tight.
Flag description: red with a large yellow five-pointed star and four smaller yellow five-pointed stars (arranged in a vertical arc toward the middle of the flag) in the upper hoist-side corner
Capital: name: Beijing geographic coordinates: 39 55 N , 116 23 E time difference: UTC+8 (13 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time) note: despite its size , all of China falls within one time zone
Climate: extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north
Currency code: Renminbi (RMB); note - also referred to by the unit yuan (CNY)
Ethnic groups: Han Chinese 91.5% , Zhuang , Manchu , Hui , Miao , Uyghur , Tujia , Yi , Mongol , Tibetan , Buyi , Dong , Yao , Korean , and other nationalities 8.5% (2000 census)
Geographic coordinates: 35 00 N , 105 00 E
Geography note: world's fourth largest country (after Russia , Canada , and US); Mount Everest on the border with Nepal is the world's tallest peak
Government type: Communist state
Imports partners: Japan 14% , South Korea 10.9% , Taiwan 10.5% , US 7.3% , Germany 4.7% (2007)
Internet country code: .cn
Land boundaries: 14 ,500 km
Neighbouring countries: total: 22 ,117 km border countries: Afghanistan 76 km , Bhutan 470 km , Burma 2 ,185 km , India 3 ,380 km , Kazakhstan 1 ,533 km , North Korea 1 ,416 km , Kyrgyzstan 858 km , Laos 423 km , Mongolia 4 ,677 km , Nepal 1 ,236 km , Pakistan 523 km , Russia (northeast) 3 ,605 km , Russia (northwest) 40 km , Tajikistan 414 km , Vietnam 1 ,281 km regional borders: Hong Kong 30 km , Macau 0.34 km
Languages: Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua , based on the Beijing dialect) , Yue (Cantonese) , Wu (Shanghainese) , Minbei (Fuzhou) , Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese) , Xiang , Gan , Hakka dialects , minority languages (see Ethnic groups entry)
Location: Eastern Asia , bordering the East China Sea , Korea Bay , Yellow Sea , and South China Sea , between North Korea and Vietnam
Map references: Asia
National holiday: Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China , 1 October (1949)
Nationality: noun: Chinese (singular and plural) adjective: Chinese
Natural hazards: frequent typhoons (about five per year along southern and eastern coasts); damaging floods; tsunamis; earthquakes; droughts; land subsidence
Population: 1 ,330 ,044 ,544 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Daoist (Taoist) , Buddhist , Christian 3%-4% , Muslim 1%-2% note: officially atheist (2002 est.)
Terrain: mostly mountains , high plateaus , deserts in west; plains , deltas , and hills in east
Unemployment rate: 4% unemployment in urban areas; substantial unemployment and underemployment in rural areas (2007 est.)

Capital of People's Republic of China

Beijing (click to view Beijing map)

Places in China

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in China. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Anhwei Province (6643 google map locations)
Beijing (714 google map locations)
Chekiang Province (6111 google map locations)
Chongqing (505 google map locations)
Four Rivers Province (1488 google map locations)
Fukien Province (7367 google map locations)
Hainan Province (1495 google map locations)
Heilungkiang Province (954 google map locations)
Honan Province (2308 google map locations)
Hopeh Province (3601 google map locations)
Hunan Province (9019 google map locations)
Hupeh Province (1616 google map locations)
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (1263 google map locations)
Kansu Province (1006 google map locations)
Kiangsi Province (3156 google map locations)
Kiangsu Province (4530 google map locations)
Kirin Province (1292 google map locations)
Kwangsi Chuang Autonomous Region (3070 google map locations)
Kwangtung Province (9483 google map locations)
Kweichow Province (2929 google map locations)
Liaoning Province (2168 google map locations)
Ninghsia Hui Autonomous Region (447 google map locations)
Shanghai (403 google map locations)
Shansi Province (3508 google map locations)
Shantung Province (1972 google map locations)
Shensi Province (4288 google map locations)
Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region (821 google map locations)
Tianjin (651 google map locations)
Tibet Autonomous Region (743 google map locations)
Tsinghai Province (498 google map locations)
Yunnan Province (1106 google map locations)

Random cities in China

Beijing, the capital city of China.

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