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flag China China: Introduction

Capital: Beijing

Population

Population (millions): 1,344,130,000
Natural Increase: 0.5 %
Density: 143 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 50.5 %
Population of main cities including suburbs: Shanghai (17,900,000) ; Guangzhou (Canton) (15,300,000) ; Beijing (13,200,000) ; Shenzhen (9,400,000) ; Wuhan (9,000,000) ; Tianjin (8,200,000) .
Ethnic Origins: Chinese: 91.9%; Zhuang, Ouïghour, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Mandchous, Mongol, Buyi, Korean and other nationalities: 8.1%.
Official Language: In China, the national language is Mandarin. However, it is to be noted that there are many different dialects and variants of it.
Other Languages Spoken: There are more than a hundred dialects. You can differentiate Mandarin in the north and Cantonese in the south of the country. The official language coexists with the other languages of the autonomous regions (Mongolian, Uyghur, Korean, Tibetan...).
Business Language(s): When the foreigners do not speak Chinese, business discussions are generally held in English. The Chinese do not speak English as well as they read or write it.
Religion: The Chinese are generally atheists. However, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are relatively widespread amongst senior citizens and attract a part of the well-to-do class today. There are also Christian and Muslim minorities.
Literacy Rate: 90.9 %

Local Time:

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National Currency: Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) (CNY)



Country Overview

Area: 9,600,000 km²
Type of State: The People's Republic of China is a communist state. Deng Xiao Ping had suggested the phrase "market socialism" to qualify the evolution of the PRC. China corresponds to a centralized unitary state completely managed by the Chinese Communist party with a great national administration, authoritative in its structure as well as its ideology.
Type of Economy: Second richest country in the world (GDP), emerging financial market..
Largest population in the world; highest GDP growth rate in the world over the last 10 years.
HDI*: 0.687/1
HDI (World Rank): 94/187

Note: (*) The HDI , Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


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24°

Low: 14°  |  High: 29°

Humidity: 53%  |  Wind: 24 km/h
Sunrise: 4:55 am  |  Sunset: 7:23 pm

Beijing, Source: Yahoo Weather

Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From China, Dial 00
To Make a Call to China, Dial +86
Internet Suffix: .cn
Computers: 4.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 21.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 38.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 99.4 % of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,132,570 1,005,920 1,396,247 1,743,484 1,818,069
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,430,693 1,201,610 1,577,754 1,898,381 2,048,814
Imports of Services (million USD) 158,004 158,107 192,174 237,003 281,000
Exports of Services (million USD) 146,446 128,599 161,210 182,087 190,000

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

 
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