Area: 9.597 million square kilometres
Population: 1.357 billion
Head of state: Chairman Xi Jinping
State system: A socialist (Communist) republic
- 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.
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...read more
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...read more
China will closely coordinate with the United States to prepare for the upcoming first round of the China-US diplomatic and security dialogue to ensure its success, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said Saturday. Yang, who outranks the foreign minister, made the...read more
In a steady push for its Belt and Road initiative, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion for the ambitious One Belt One Road program. This includes an additional 100 billion yuan (about $14.5 billion) to the Silk Road Fund, Chinese President Xi Jinping...read more
Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with a number of leaders arriving in Beijing to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation which begins May 14. On Saturday, Xi met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and they announced that they would...read more
4.65 million new jobs were created in China in the first four months of this year, official data showed Monday. The number was 220 000 higher than the same period last year, China’s National Bureau of Statistics spokesman Xing Zhihong told a news conference on Monday....read more