China

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.

China News

Zimbabwe lands R1.9 billion for airport from China

Zimbabwe has signed a $153 million (R1.9bn) loan agreement with China’s Eximbank to expand its international airport in the capital Harare, online publication Construction Review reported. It quoted finance and economic development minister Patrick Chinamasa as saying...

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