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General


Population: 1,336,718,015 (2011)
Land Area: 9,596,960 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, Iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, uranium, hydro power
Capital: Beijing
Political System: Communist State
State Leader: Hu Jintao (2003)
Head of Government: Wen Jiabao (2003)
Languages: Standard Chinese, Yue, Wu, Minbei, Minnan, Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects
Currency: Renminbi (RMB) (Yuan (CNY)
Major Religions: Daoist, Buddhist, Christian 3-4%, Muslim 1-2%, (China is officially Atheist)
Major Ethnicities: Han Chinese 91.9%, Zhuang, Uyghur, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Manchu, Mongol, Buyi, Korean, Others 8.1%
Life Expectancy: 74.68 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 5.745 trillion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 9.872 trillion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 7,400 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 10.3% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 9.6%, Industry 46.8%, Services 43.6% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 38.1%, Industry 27.8%, Services 34.1% (2008)
Industries: Mining and ore processing, iron, steel, aluminum, coal; machine building, armaments; textiles and apparel; petroleum; cement; chemicals; fertilizers; consumer products: footwear, toys and electronics; food processing;transportation equipment: automobiles, rail cars and locomotives, ships and aircraft; telecommunications equipment, commercial space launch vehicles, satellites
Agriculture Products: Rice, wheat, potatoes, corn, peanuts, tea, millet, barley, apples, cotton, oilseed; pork; fish
Human Development Index: 0.687 (101st)
Tourism Revenue: 27.755 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 4.3% (2009)

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Army Size: 2 255 000 (2004)
Budget: 4.3% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

China is located in East Asia, it is bordered by Russia, North Korea, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Tadjikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam. China is a major power, it has a permanent seat at the UN Security Council. China's economy is the 2nd largest exporter and 3rd importer in the world, since it has introduced reforms to open the economy poverty has come down from above 50% to around 8% of the population. China faces serious problems with pollution and a widening income gap. China weathered the global recession relatively well thanks to it's large cash reserves from better years.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: China
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: China
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/CHN.html

Updated on: December 13, 2011