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General


Population: 1,355,692,576 (2014), 1,349,585,838 (2013)
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: Xi Jinping (March 14th 2013)
Head of Government: Li Kequiang (March 16th 2013)
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: 75.15 years (2014), 74.99 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 9.33 trillion (2013), 8.26 trillion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 13.39 trillion (2013), 12.38 trillion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 9,800 (2013), 9,100 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 7.7% (2013), 7.8% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 10%, Industry 43.9%, Services 46.1% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 33.6%, Industry 30.3%, Services 36.1% (2012)
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: 0.719 (91st)(2014), 0.699 (101st)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 27.755 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 4.1% (2013)

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

Current Situation

 

China is located in East Asia, China 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.

(2013) China's growth has started to slow relative to the past decade as the government aims for a more sustainable form of growth where China is less dependent on exports and concern is given to the environmental impacts of rapid expansion.

(2014) China's economy continues to grow at a steady pace although slower than in the past decade. The government is hoping to shift growth from exports to growth caused by consumer demand. China's government is also coming down hard on corruption, with several probes targeting high level members of the government.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: China
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: China
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/CHN.html

Updated on: August 9th, 2014