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China, officially the People's Republic of China

The People’s Republic of China is a sovereign state situated in the eastern region of Asia. It holds the distinction of being the most expansive nation within the continent, encompassing a vast portion of the East Asian landmass. With its territory constituting around 7% of the Earth’s total land surface, China’s size is comparable to the entirety of Europe. Additionally, China is recognized as one of the world’s most densely inhabited nations, with a population count only closely matched by India. Recent data from the United Nations indicates that in 2023, India’s population figures have exceeded those of China.


Chinese flag, China

The Chinese flag is a solid flag with four small stars and one bigger star in the upper left corner. The used colors in the flag are red, yellow. The proportion of the Chinese flag is 2:3. The Flag of China was adopted in 1949. The first use of the current flag design was in 1949.


The “National Anthem of the Republic of China“, also known by its incipit “Three Principles of the People“, is the national anthem of the Republic of China, commonly called Taiwan. It was adopted in 1930 as the national anthem and was used as such in mainland China until 1949, when the Republic of China central government relocated to Taiwan following its defeat by the Chinese Communist Party in the Chinese Civil War.

Religion in China

 (2010 Census)
Religion Percent
no religion

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China is a country with a population exceeding 1.4 billion, it is the world’s second-most populous country. China spans the equivalent of five time zones and borders fourteen countries by land.

Official Name

中华人民共和国 (People’s Republic of China)

Official Language

Standard Chinese




1,409,670,000 (2021 Census)

Form Of Government

Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist 

Head Of State

CCP General Secretary: Xi Jinping

Monetary Unit

Renminbi (元/¥) (CNY)

Total Land Area (Sq Km)



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China is an active member of United Nations organization system, BRICS, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Universal Postal Union, World Customs Organization, World Health Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization, World Meteorological Organization, World Tourism Organization, World Trade Organization, and Zangger Committee.

China also holds memberships in the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (dialogue partner), Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum.


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Invest in China

Engaging with the Chinese market offers access to one of the most expansive and rapidly developing economic arenas in the world. China’s considerable population, burgeoning middle class, and swift urbanization create a broad spectrum of opportunities in numerous industries, including but not limited to technology, manufacturing, consumer goods, and property investment.

Ministry of commerce People's Republic of China

The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China furnishes stakeholders with critical insights into the dynamic landscape of the Chinese market, encompassing vigorous internal market competition, the fluid nature of global trade ties. For entities aiming to leverage the economic prospects in China, it is imperative to conduct thorough due diligence, possess a profound understanding of cultural subtleties, and have the agility to navigate the evolving regulatory framework.


Trade and professional associations

China hosts a diverse collection of trade and professional associations that serve as critical centers for industrial progress, advocacy of policy objectives, and the enhancement of international trade relations. These entities are instrumental in fostering business relationships, setting standards of professional distinction, and providing their members with an abundance of tools and opportunities for professional networking. By facilitating cooperation among industry leaders and experts, these organizations significantly contribute to the nation’s economic growth and the strengthening of its global trade presence.


These entities hold a pivotal position in advocating for the concerns of enterprises and experts spanning a diverse array of industries, encompassing both the agricultural and technological domains.

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