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China Overview

China Overview

The People's Republic of China, simply known as China (Chinese:中国, pinyin: zhōng guó)is located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. It is a unified multi-ethnic country with the Han nationality as the main nation. China is one of the four earliest civilizations nations in the world with Yellow River and Yangtze River as its base and cradles. Currently, China is governed by the Communist Party of China (founded in 1921), it has 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing) and two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Since the economic reform took place in 1978, China has emerged on the international stage as a fast-growing power house in Southeast Asia.

It takes Chinese civilization as the mainstay and Chinese culture as the basis. The common language is Chinese (mandarin). The various ethnic groups within China's territory are collectively referred to as the Chinese nation. The Great Wall, Dragon tattoo, panda are one of important symbols of the Chinese nation. Confucianism, Taoism, tai-chi, Fengshui, kung fu, etc are originated from China.

Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third largest country by total area. China is bordered by 14 countries, neighboring to 8 countries. It border North Korea and Russia to the northeast, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the northwest, Mongolia due north, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the west, India, Nepal and Bhutan to the southwest, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam to the south.

History of China

The cradles of Chinese civilization is the well-known Yellow River as well as Yangtze River. The footprint of Chinese people along these two rivers shows the valuable history of this aged country. Thousands of years ago, countries are built and peopl

China's Geography

Land & Territory Located in East Asia, west coast of the Pacific Ocean, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has a land area of about 9.6 million square kilometers, and is the third-largest country in the world, next to Russia and Cana

China Facts

The People's Republic of China, abbreviated as China, is situated in the east of Asia faces the Pacific Ocean in the sea,  and borders on 14 countries, North Korea, Russia, Mongolia Kazakhstan, Kyrghyzstan, Kajikistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan,

China's Population & Ethnic Groups

China has a huge population of over one billion, and it supports 21% of the world's population with 9% of the world's cultivable land. With a territory of about 9,634,057 square kilometers, Chinese people scatter and live every inches of this

China Transportation

Air Civil aviation provides warm, safe and high-quality services for tourist. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), a governmental department for administration of China's civil aviation and transportation services, takes ch

China Climate and Weather

  China has a vast territory, and it has more than one type of climate due to different geographical zones. In China, there is tropical zone, subtropical zone, warm temperate zone, middle temperate zone, cold temperate zone and plateau zone.

Symbols of China

What are the Symbols of China? -Panda? The Great Wall? The Forbidden City? Yes, they all are considered as symbols of China, and there are more symbols of China. For a better understanding of China,  come with TopChinaTravel, and read this artic

Public Safety and Security in China

China is one of the safest countries, with a low capital crime rate in the world. Though China has a large population of over one billion, it is much safer than most countries. China may not be the richest or the most beautiful country in the world,

China Environment

In recent years, you may heard about China’s deteriorating environment, and those news about winter days’ fog and haze  in north China may shock you. But have a deep think, you may feature out why this happens. Every doesn’t ha

Driving Facts and Traffic Manners in China

There are many videos posted on YouTube, like “Chinese way of driving is mad”, “Chinese people cannot drive”, etc. Watching those videos may give you some fun, but also a shock. For your notice about the real situation about C

China’s Economy – Strong or Weak

It is hard to answer whether China is strong or not. Is China's economy still growing? Is China aspired to become the biggest economy in the world? For these questions, answers much depend on what figures and data are referred to and how those fi

China Natural Resource

China is abundant with natural resources, like land resource, water resource, mineral resource, plant resource and animal resource.   Land Resource China has a land area of 9.6 million square kilometers, accounting for about 22% of A

Four Great Inventions of China

In the past thousands of years, China has created a profound and brilliant culture by people's hardworking and wisdom. Technological inventions and achievements play a great role in promoting its economic development and cultural development. In

Education in China

Education plays a fundamental role in promoting social development, and China gives a priority to develop educational undertakings, in order to improve the quality of the whole nationality, develop civilization and accelerate the construction of the