People’s Republic of China is located in the east of the Asian Continent, with a population of 1,349,585,838, making it the
1st largest national population. Its capital is
Beijing and its largest city is Shanghai with a total population of 23,019,148.
The country encompasses 9,596,961 square kilometers making it the 3rd
or 4th  largest country in total area (disputed
between the United States.) It shares boundaries with Russia, Yellow Sea, Pacific Ocean, South China Sea, Afghanistan,
Bhutan, Burma, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Vietnam and its
own semi-autonomous provinces of Hong Kong and Macau.
.
President X
i Jinping is recognized as the Chief of State and along with Vice President Li Yuanchao, achieves that status
through election by the National Assembly and holds that position for five years and is eligible for a second term. Premier L
i
Keqiang is recognized as the Head of Government and, along with Executive Vice Premier Z
hang Gaoli and Vice Premiers
L
iu Yandong, Wang Yang and Ma Kai, achieves that status through appointment by the president and confirmation by the
national assembly and holds that position five years. Its form of government is a Communist State and they celebrate the
creation of their constitution on 4th of December 1982.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Chinese, Mandarin, Yue, Wu, Minbei, Minnan, Xiang, Gan, Hakka and
numerous minority dialects. It counts among its major religions Taoist, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Atheist and other
faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 369 AM, 259 FM, 45 Short Wave and 3,240 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mount Everest, its highest point at 8,850 meters and Turpan Pendi, its lowest point at –154
meters. Its principal waterway is the Yellow Sea, Pearl River and Yangtze River, China and Yellow Seas and  the Pacific
Ocean, which measures 124,000 meters.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are mining and ore processing, iron, steel,
aluminum, and other metals, coal, machine building, armaments, textiles and apparel, petroleum, cement and chemicals. Its
official currency is Chinese Yuan.

Here’s something you may not know about China. When a Chinese kid loses a baby tooth, it doesn't get tucked under the
pillow for the tooth fairy. If the child loses an upper tooth, the child's parents plant the tooth in the ground, so the new
tooth will grow in straight and healthy. Parents toss a lost bottom tooth up to the rooftops, so that the new tooth will grow
upwards, too.
Shanghai on the
Yellow River- China's
largest city
Yangtze  (Chang
Jiang) River
Fermented Duck Egg-
a traditional Chinese
dish
Chinese Water Taxi on
the Pearl (Zhu Jiang)
River at Guangzhou
Takla Makan Desert in
northwest China
Panda in Xiao Hinggan
Mountains
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CHINA
Updated 22 March 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.1% (2009 est.)

740,000

26,000
Beijing- China's capital
city
Amur River - China's
easternmost point on
the border with Russia
Great Wall of China in
the Altun Shan
Mountains
Twin Towers of
Guanghui
Gobi Desert near
China's border with
Mongolia
K2 in the Himalayas-
one of China's highest
point on the Pakistan
border
Mount Everest-
China's highest point
in Tibet and shared
with Nepal
Wuhan on the Chang
Jiang (Yangtze) river
Tradtional Chinese
dress
Turpan Pendi  near
the Flaming
Mountains- China's
lowest point
Yellow (Huang He)
River- also known as
China's Sorrow
Lhasa in Tibet- it is
occupied and claimed
by China
Sanya Beach on
Hainan Island in the
South China Sea-
China's southernmost
point
The Forbidden City at
night in the heart of
Beijing- once the seat
of power for the
Chinese Empire
Burqin on China's
border with Kazakhstan
Hindu Kush Mountains
on China's border with
Kyrgyzstan
Dandong on China's
border with North Korea
Detian Falls on China's
border with Vietnam
Drung Valley on
China's border with
Burma (Myanmar)
Kula-Kangri on China
occupied Tibet's
border with Bhutan
China's Nathu-La
crossing on the border
with India
Pamir Highway on
China's border with
Tajikistan
Rainbow arch at
Kurlian on China's
border with Mongolia
Wuqia- China's
westernmost point on
the border with
Afghanistan
Wusuli River- China's
northernmost point on
the border with Russia
Boten on China's
border with Laos
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