About China

China is the world's most populous country with about 1.3 billion people, which is about 20% of the Earth's population. Occupying most of East Asia, it is the fourth largest country in area (after Russia, Canada and the U.S.). China's geography is highly diverse, with hills, plains, and river deltas in the east and deserts, high plateaus, and montains in the west. The Climate is equally varied, ranging from tropical in the south (Hainan, Xixuangbanna) to sub-arctic in north-easthern China (Manchuria).

Due to it's geography, Chinas population is unevenly distributed: 94% live in the eastern third of the country. Shandong province, with its mild coastal climate, has 91 million people, but Tibet, with its harsh mountain plateau climate, has only 2.6 million. The coastal regions are the most economically developed whereas in the west, the "traditional" old China can still be found. From a historic, cultural and scenic point of view, China is without doubt one of the the most spectacular, interesting and scenic spots in the world.

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Yunnan Province
Sichuan Province
Guangxi Province
Ethnic Minorities
History of China