This reference guide, drawing on select U.S. government and other published sources, provides a detailed and up-to-date overview of The People's Republic of China. The facts and descriptions are divided into eight categories and their nearly 100 sub-categories, altogether consisting of approximately 25,000 words.
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Introduction | Country and Citizen Names | Capital and Major Cities | Independence | Public Holidays | Flag
Introduction | PreHistorical | Early History | Imperial Period | Republican China | People's Republic of China
Introduction | Location | Size | Land Boundaries | Length of Coastline | Maritime Claims | Boundary Disputes | Topography | Principal Rivers | Climate | Natural Resources | Land Use | Environmental Factors | Time Zone
Introduction | Population | Demography | Migration | Ethnic Groups | Language | Religion | Education and Literacy | Health | Welfare
Introduction | Overview | Gross Domestic Product (GDP)/Purchasing Parity (PPP) | Government Budget | Inflation | Special and Open Economic Zones | Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing | Mining and Minerals | Industry and Manufacturing | Energy | Construction | Services | Banking and Finance | Tourism | Labor | Foreign Economic Relations | Imports | Exports | Trade Balance | Balance of Payments | External Debt | Foreign Aid and Foreign Investment | Currency and Exchange Rate | Fiscal Year
Introduction | Roads | Railroads | Rapid Transit | Ports and Shipping | Inland and Coastal Waterways | Civil Aviation and Airports | Pipelines | Telecommunications
Introduction | Executive Branch | Legislative Branch | Judicial Branch | Administrative Divisions | Provincial and Local Government | Special Administrative Regions | Cross-Strait Relations with Taiwan | Judicial and Legal System | Electoral System | Politics and Political Parties | Mass Media | Foreign Relations | Membership in International Organizations | Major International Treaties
Introduction | Armed Forces Overview | Foreign Military Relations | External Threat | Defense Budget | Major Military Units | Major Military Equipment | Military Service | Paramilitary Forces | Military Forces Abroad | Police and Internal Security | Internal Threat and Terrorism | Human Rights