images links abstract
Wiki Code Copy Tips Home

China

China (Chinese: 中国; pinyin: Zhōngguó; lit. "middle country"), officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

China emerged as one of the world's earliest civilizations, in the fertile basin of the Yellow River in the North China Plain. For millennia, China's political system was based on hereditary monarchies, or dynasties, beginning with the semi-legendary Xia dynasty in 21st century BCE. Since then, China has expanded, fractured, and re-unified numerous times. In the 3rd century BCE, the Qin reunited core China and established the first Chinese empire. The succeeding Han dynasty, which ruled from 206 BC until 220 AD, saw some of the most advanced technology at that time, including papermaking and the compass, along with agricultural and medical improvements. The invention of gunpowder and movable type in the Tang dynasty (618–907) and Northern Song (960–1127) completed the Four Great Inventions. Tang culture spread widely in Asia, as the new Silk Route brought traders to as far as Mesopotamia and the Horn of Africa. Dynastic rule ended in 1912 with the Xinhai Revolution, when the republic replaced the Qing dynasty. The Civil War resulted in a division of territory in 1949, when the Communist Party of China established the People's Republic of China, a unitary one-party sovereign state on majority of China, while the Kuomintang-led government retreated to the area of Taiwan. The political status of Taiwan remains disputed.

Since the introduction of economic reforms in 1978, China's economy has been one of the world's fastest-growing with annual growth rates consistently above 6 percent. According to the World Bank, China's GDP grew from $150 billion in 1978 to $12.24 trillion by 2017. Since 2010, China has been the world's second-largest economy by nominal GDP and since 2014, the largest economy in the world by purchasing power parity (PPP). China is also the world's largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods. China is a recognized nuclear weapons state and has the world's largest standing army and second-largest defense budget. The PRC is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council as it replaced the ROC in 1971, as well as an active global partner of ASEAN Plus mechanism. China is also a leading member of numerous formal and informal multilateral organizations, including the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), WTO, APEC, BRICS, the BCIM, and the G20. China has been widely characterized as a global superpower, rivaling the United States.



Source: China
Groundhog Day
Empire (2015 TV series)
Rekha
Android version history
Mick Jagger
Big Mouth (TV series)
The Wire
Eva Braun
Jon Favreau
24-hour clock
Battleground (2017)
Central Intelligence Agency
Allison Williams (actress)
The Orville
Rome
Panic! at the Disco
Rosemary Clooney
Dustin Hoffman
Blindspot (TV series)
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo
Matthew McConaughey
Amy Winehouse
The Simpsons
Novak Djokovic
Seoul
Fargo (season 3)
Celine Dion
Rex Tillerson
Diane Kruger
Ted Kaczynski
Bob's Burgers
Knights Templar
Elijah Blue Allman
World Wide Web
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Indiana Jones (franchise)
The Three Musketeers
Henry Ford
Wars of the Roses
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Korea
List of Shameless (U.S. TV series) characters
Alfred the Great
Six-Day War
Charles Bronson
List of most expensive association football transfers
The Chainsmokers
Barbra Streisand
Annabelle (film)
Old Man Logan
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Great Lakes
Harry Potter
Patagonia
Elizabeth I of England
Ontario
Ex Machina (film)
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Dylan and Cole Sprouse
Cell (biology)
Monica Bellucci
War Machine (film)
Shashi Kapoor
Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Al Baqa
Indira Gandhi
FA Cup
Romani people
Divergent (film)
Bea Arthur
Jenna Jameson
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Michael Bisping
Ron Howard
Ashoka
Poppers
Anil Kapoor
Ludacris
Kate Beckinsale
Boston Marathon bombing
WWE
Goodfellas
Brett Favre
Meat Loaf
Jimmy Kimmel
Roy Moore
United States House of Representatives
The Founder
Bill Murray
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Baqa'a refugee camp
Iron Maiden
Power (TV series)
Beauty and the Beast (2017 film)
North Korea
Anthony Hopkins
Ballers
Xi Jinping
Jason Statham
Jim Crow laws
Carla Gugino
Family of Donald Trump
The Guardian
Gas constant
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Ed and Lorraine Warren
Republican Party (United States)
Ice-T
John Boyega
Venezuela
Guardians of the Galaxy (film)
Medellín Cartel
List of The Flash episodes
Victoria Beckham
Kawhi Leonard
Los Angeles
Lisa Bonet
Chinese New Year
List of American Horror Story episodes
Penny Dreadful (TV series)
John Lithgow
Dak Prescott
House of Cards (season 5)
Elton John
Renée Zellweger
Caligula
Dawood Ibrahim
Bahá'í Faith
Cole Sprouse
Burning Man
Transformers (film series)
MasterChef Australia (series 9)
Firefox
Aung San Suu Kyi
Dementia
Michael Bloomberg
Shraddha Kapoor
Barack Obama
Narcissistic personality disorder
New Edition
Reputation (Taylor Swift album)
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Everton F.C.
Reddit
Caitlyn Jenner
Monaco
Dakota Johnson
Pearl Jam
Order of the British Empire
Jeff Bezos
Nicholas II of Russia
Colin Firth
Salem witch trials
David Miscavige
Daniel Bryan
Paul Pogba
Abraham Lincoln
The Dark Knight (film)
Sasha Grey
Lily Tomlin
Rick and Morty (season 3)
Connie Nielsen
Daisy Ridley
Phoenix (mythology)
Silicon Valley (TV series)
Ezra Miller
Nicole Scherzinger
The Expanse (TV series)
New York City
Johnny Carson
Sofia Boutella
Kim Jong-nam
Zoo (TV series)
Back to the Future
Pornhub
Wilt Chamberlain
List of mobile phone makers by country
UFC 210
Naomi Watts
Hugh Jackman
Amazon.com
Sharon Tate
Homo sapiens
Kate Hudson
Alt-right
Me Before You (film)
Normal distribution
Daddy Yankee
Francesco Totti
Influenza
Longmire (TV series)
Drake (musician)
Sun
Bobby Moore
Eden Hazard
Super Bowl XLIX
Ray Liotta
Wyatt Earp
Texas
TIPS: To create new content for your website or blog...
  1. Enter the title of a Wikipedia article in the box above.
  2. Select your options using the checkboxes, or use default settings.
  3. Click the 'go' button to retrieve the article.
  4. Click the 'Copy Code' button to copy the source code of the article to your clipboard.
  5. Paste the source code into your favorite HTML editor.
  6. Edit the content to suit your needs.
  7. Publish your new content to your website or blog.
  8. IMPORTANT: Before publishing, be sure to make significant changes to avoid creating duplicate content.
buy this site
Custom Website Development