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Chinapedia: A Fact Book of The Middle Kingdom

A Profile of The People's Republic of China | PRC Fact Book

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.

You can return to this home page and Table of Contents at any time by clicking Profile Home at the bottom of each article.

You can also navigate through the entire project using << prev and next >> links at the bottom of each page.

Table of Contents

Overview

Introduction | Country and Citizen Names | Capital and Major Cities | Independence | Public Holidays | Flag

Historical Background

Introduction | PreHistorical | Early History | Imperial Period | Republican China | People's Republic of China

Geography

Introduction | Location | Size | Land Boundaries | Length of Coastline | Maritime Claims | Boundary Disputes | Topography | Principal Rivers | Climate | Natural Resources | Land Use | Environmental Factors | Time Zone

Society

Introduction | Population | Demography | Migration | Ethnic Groups | Language | Religion | Education and Literacy | Health | Welfare

Economy

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

Transportation and Telecommunications

Introduction | Roads | Railroads | Rapid Transit | Ports and Shipping | Inland and Coastal Waterways | Civil Aviation and Airports | Pipelines | Telecommunications

Government and Politics

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

National Security

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

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