China

We need to adjust our economic structure, achieve development of better quality, build closer economic partnership, boost the building of an open world economy and establish a global development partnership. Xi Jinping

Chairman of PRC

Area: 9.597 million square kilometres

Population: 1.357 billion

Capital: Beijing

Head of state: Chairman Xi Jinping

State system: A socialist (Communist) republic

Interesting facts:

  • China for centuries led the world in scientific thought, inventing the compass, gunpowder, porcelain, paper, printing, stirrups and silk.
  • China is home to one of the Wonders of the World — the Great Wall of China — the largest architectural monument in history preserved since ancient times.
  • The 1.795-kilometre Grand Canal of China is the oldest and longest canal in the world, dotted with 24 castles and spanned by over 60 bridges.

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