Land area: 9,573,000 sq km
third-largest state in the world, also containing the highest mountains and
plateaus in the world. The climate and geography are extremely diverse, ranging
from tropical in the south to sub-arctic in the north, from a highly
industrialized and modern eastern seaboard to sparsely populated western
deserts and mountain ranges.
Population: 1,379,302,771 Capital: Beijing
Official language: Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese)
China’s diversity and immensity are astounding! More people live in China than in any other nation.
The Chinese people have suffered greatly from the devastating cruelty of the dominant Communist Party since 1949.
A global market leader and the world’s second largest economy, China’s economic growth has created vast wealth for some.
With only 2.7 million Christians in 1975, China is now home to as many as 75 million believers.
China is the world’s largest manufacturing economy and exporter of goods. It is also the world’s fastest-growing consumer market and second-largest importer of goods. China is a net importer of services products. It is the largest trading nation in the world and plays a prominent role in international trade and has increasingly engaged in trade organizations and treaties in recent years.
Per capita income: $10,153