China crosses five time zones from east to west, but China itself lives according to one Beijing time only.
CURRENT PRESIDENT : Mr. Xi Jinping.
POPULATION : 1.462 billion (June 2023).
AREA : 9.6 million square kilometers
GDP : Estimated 17.94 trillion USD (2021)
Kung Fu, pandas, dragons and Great Wall of China. Words from famous songs “Russian and Chinese are brothers forever” and “The sun rises over the Yellow River.” Confucius, Sun Tzu and Jackie Chan. What other associations do you have when you think about China? Celestial Empire has a promising hockey team “Kunlun Red Star” and a unique national cuisine but that’s not all.
China is an amazing country in the heart of Asia. The country where the largest and highest world’s plateau Tibetan Plateau located and the Great Plain of China, one of the most densely populated areas of the world. China has 14.5 thousand kilometers of coast and there are 9 of 14 the highest mountains of the Earth exceeding 8000 meters.
China is the third largest country in the world (its territory is little less than the whole Europe), half of one and a half billion people are concentrated in the flat cities, and two thirds of the territory is occupied by sparsely populated mountains.
China is a multiethnic country with 56 different peoples with their own customs, national costumes and, in many cases, its own language. At the same time, 93% of the country’s population is Chinese, who call themselves ” Han”.
China is the world’s first economy in terms of GDP, a world’s factory, the largest exporter where since the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the ruling party is the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The country that crosses five time zones from east to west, but China itself lives according to one Beijing time.
The secular country where worship is prohibited – only personal prayers allowed although within the same temple different religions like Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism can coexist.
This is the country where the world’s famous historical monuments are located such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the terracotta army and more than 100 modern metropolises with a population exceeding one million inhabitants.
The country that gave the world paper, compass, gunpowder, porcelain, silk, mirrors, umbrellas, paper kites and book printing. Unlike Western European literature, the artistic texts in China take secondary positions in relation to literature of historiographic and ethical-philosophical orientation, as a direct consequence of the dominance of Confucian ideology.
The country that has crossed international relations from the “hard” path of power to the “soft” path of public diplomacy in such international organizations as the UN, APEC, G20, the World Trade Organization, as well as the SCO and the BRICS.