×
China

Facts and stats about China

Edsel.G

Author: Edsel.G

China is the second wealthiest country in the world based on GDP and PPP (Purchasing Power Parity), after the United States. It is also projected for China to be able to surpass the current status of the US in a little more than a decade. China, today, is the wealthiest and the most powerful country in the whole of Asia.

China has had a very prominent role in Asia for centuries. It was the trading partner of many countries, including Europe and Africa, and established an advanced civilization ahead of any civilization in the Western Hemisphere. However, in the 19th century, the Chinese empire started a pattern of decline brought about by the Mongol invasion and followed by other foreign occupation, particularly that by Japan in the early 1900s which caused millions of Chinese deaths.

Although initially led by democratic leader Sun Yat-sen, the communists, under the leadership of Mao Zedong, took over and drove the pro-capitalists to the island of Taiwan to establish their own government. The initial years of communist rule proved to be devastating to the economy and the people itself. Millions suffered and died during the Cultural Revolution in an attempt to bolster economic productivity by forcing people to work. However, the chairmen that followed Mao implemented a more market-friendly economy and this led to the unprecedented growth of China.

Now, although the growth of the country has slowed down, it is still on the right track to overtake the economic, and military, supremacy of the US in the coming decades.

1.35 billion

Population. Ranked 1st in 2013.

$6,188.19

GDP per capita. Ranked 82nd in 2012.

Borders

Afghanistan 76 km, Bhutan 470 km, Burma 2,185 km, India 3,380 km, Kazakhstan 1,533 km, North Korea 1,416 km, Kyrgyzstan 858 km, Laos 423 km, Mongolia 4,677 km, Nepal 1,236 km, Pakistan 523 km, Russia (northeast) 3,605 km, Russia (northwest) 40 km, Tajikistan 414 km, Vietnam 1,281 km
Largest city Shanghai - 17,420,000
Capital city Beijing - 12,033,000
Major language Mandarin Chinese
Major religion Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism
Monetary unit Renminbi ; note - also referred to by the unit yuan
Alternative names China; Peoples Republic of, Zhong Guo, China, Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo, People's Republic of China, China, People's Rep. of, China, People's Republic, China, People's Rep, China PR
Groups Cold countries, East Asia and Pacific, Emerging markets, Non-religious countries, World

China Map

9.33 million sq km

Sq. km. Ranked 2nd in 2008.

Interesting observations about China

China has had the highest population since 1960.
China has had the highest population, total since 1961.
China has had the highest agricultural land > sq. km since 1985.
China ranked first for exports globally in 2012.
China has had the highest urban and rural > urban population since 1960.
China has had the highest labor force, total since 1990.
China has had the highest urban population since 1975.
China has had the highest farm workers since 1980.
China ranked first for GDP amongst Emerging markets in 2012.
China has had the highest primary education, teachers since 1970.

6

China is the second wealthiest country in the world based on GDP and PPP (Purchasing Power Parity), after the United States. It is also projected for China to be able to surpass the current status of the US in a little more than a decade. China, today, is the wealthiest and the most powerful country in the whole of Asia.

China has had a very prominent role in Asia for centuries. It was the trading partner of many countries, including Europe and Africa, and established an advanced civilization ahead of any civilization in the Western Hemisphere. However, in the 19th century, the Chinese empire started a pattern of decline brought about by the Mongol invasion and followed by other foreign occupation, particularly that by Japan in the early 1900s which caused millions of Chinese deaths.

Although initially led by democratic leader Sun Yat-sen, the communists, under the leadership of Mao Zedong, took over and drove the pro-capitalists to the island of Taiwan to establish their own government. The initial years of communist rule proved to be devastating to the economy and the people itself. Millions suffered and died during the Cultural Revolution in an attempt to bolster economic productivity by forcing people to work. However, the chairmen that followed Mao implemented a more market-friendly economy and this led to the unprecedented growth of China.

Now, although the growth of the country has slowed down, it is still on the right track to overtake the economic, and military, supremacy of the US in the coming decades.

Posted on 06 Apr 2014

Edsel.G

Edsel.G

247 Stat enthusiast

2

China has repositioned itself in the cross-border provision of higher education. Observers perceive this development as an impending threat to Australia's $15 billion worldwide education sector. The progress of China can be an opportunity for Australia to make the most of its current education-supplier reputation. China is acknowledged as having the biggest education system in the whole world. In fact, there were more than 9 million Chinese students who took the country’s National Higher Education Entrance Examination in 2013. The government’s education ministry estimates that 99.7 percent of China’s populace has availed of the collective basic education of nine years. This is compulsory education for all of Chinese kids nationwide. Higher education is also important for the Chinese in accordance with the theory of socialist modernization.

Posted on 28 Mar 2014

jaacosta47

jaacosta47

422 Stat enthusiast

0

China is developing very rabidly.

Posted on 02 Jun 2010

Wesley+Rome

Wesley+Rome

Ask A Question

captcha

Was this page useful for you?