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Profile of China

 

General Information

Capital

 Beijing

Population

 1,288.83 million (2003) excluding Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao 

Sex

 Male : 51.6%, Female : 48.4% 

Area

 9.6 million square kilometers, next only to Russia and Canada 

Official Languages

 Chinese (mandolin) 

Currency

 Ren Min Bi

Main Cities

 Shanghai ( The largest city in China with a population of 13 million),           Tianjin, Dalian, Xian.... 

Government

Form

 People's Republic, China ( socialist state under the people's democratic dictatorship)

Head of Government

 President of the People's Republic of China

Legislature

 National People's Congress

Judiciary

 Supreme People's Court

Political Division

 Communist Party of China, multi-party cooperation. 

National Economy

Per Capita

   $3000 (2001)

Gross National Product

  $4 Trillion (2001)

GDP

  $1 Trillion (2000)

Agriculture

 wheat, maize, rice, sorghum, soybeans, sugar beets and flax.. 

Mining

 1,001.9 billion tons of coal reserves, Iron  reserves of 48.7 billion tons

Trading Partners

 U.S.A., Japan, Canada, Korea.....

People

Urban

 City : 26%, Countryside : 74% 

Age

 below 14 : 27, 15 - 64 : 67%, above : 6%

Information provided by the Chinese Embassy

World Statistics


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