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

China calls for BRICS to unite closely

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday called for closer cooperation among the BRICS countries. Wang met visiting South African, Indian and Russian officials ahead of a BRICS foreign ministers’ meeting in Beijing. In the bilateral meeting with South African...

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China: Forum urges greater BRICS cooperation

Fuzhou, the capital of southeast China’s Fujian Province, today played host to more than 400 economic, political and social representatives from BRICS meetings who are meeting to boost cooperation. The BRICS representatives are looking for ways to come up with...

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