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CHINA

China is a vast country situated at the eastern part of Eurasia and the western coast of the Pacific Ocean. Covering a land area of 3,706,581 square miles (9,600,000 square kilometres), China is the third largest country in the world, inferior to Russia and Canada. It is 3,231 miles long from east to west and 3,417.5 miles long from north to south With the entire territory shaped like a rooster, its northernmost end reaches Mohe in Heilongjiang Province; the southernmost is at Zengmu Ansha in Nansha Islands, the easternmost at conjunction of Heilongjiang River and the Wusuli River, while the western at the Pamirs.

Country Details

President: Xi Jinping

Area: 9,706,961 km²

Capital: Beijing

Continent: Asia

Population: 1,382,323,332 (July 2016)

Government Type: Communist state, Socialist state, Single-party state

Official Language: Standard Mandarin

Currency: Renminbi

Seasons

  • Spring =April to May 12C-14C
  • Summer =June to August above 24C
  • Autumn =September to October
  • Winter =November to March 0C (32F)

Trade

IMPORT

Imports in China decreased to 1085.72 USD Hundred Million in February of 2015 from 1376.12 USD Hundred Million in January of 2015. Imports in China averaged 444.31 USD Hundred Million from 1983 until 2015, reaching an all-time high of 1830.94 USD Hundred Million in March of 2013 and a record low of 16.60 USD Hundred Million in July of 1983. Imports in China is reported by the General Administration of Customs.

China’s main imports are electromechanical products (43 percent of total imports). The country is also one of the biggest consumers of commodities in the world. Among commodities the biggest demand is for crude oil (12 percent of total imports), iron ore (5 percent), copper, aluminum and soybeans. China’s main import partners are: European Union, ASEAN, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Others include: Australia, South Africa and Brazil

EXPORT

Exports in China decreased to 1691.90 USD Hundred Million in February of 2015 from 1963.62 USD Hundred Million in January of 2015. Exports in China averaged 513.78 USD Hundred Million from 1983 until 2015, reaching an all-time high of 2275.14 USD Hundred Million in December of 2014 and a record low of 13 USD Hundred Million in January of 1984. Exports in China is reported by the General Administration of Customs.

Export growth has been a major component supporting China’s rapid economic expansion. Exports of goods and services constitute 30% of GDP. China major exports are: electromechanical products (57 percent of total exports) and labor-intensive products like clothing, textiles, footwear, furniture, plastic products, bags and toys (20 percent). In recent years, the exports of high tech products have been also growing and in 2012 accounted for 29 percent of total exports. China’s main export partners are the United States (17 percent), European Union (16 percent), ASEAN (10 percent), Japan (7 percent) and South Korea.

TRAVEL

Destinations

  • The Great China Wall
  • The Yangtze River
  • Terracotta Army
  • The Bund
  • Li River
  • Victoria Harbor

Travel Guide

Colossal, dizzying and fiercely foreign, China isn’t easily compared to anywhere else on the planet. Home to approximately one fifth of the human race, it variously dazzles, befuddles, frustrates and thrills. The key visitor attractions are renowned around the globe – think the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Terracotta Warriors – but it’s the sheer scale and off-kilter energy of the place that leave the most lasting impression. The economic drive of recent times means many of China’s cities are as shaped by modernity as anywhere you care to mention, but it’s also somewhere underpinned by dearly held customs and a near-unfathomable amount of diversity. China’s landscapes unfurl across the map in vast swathes of territory, and its sights, sounds and infinite oddities collectively amount to one of the world’s truly great travel experiences. The food’s fantastic too, and getting to grips with the different regional cuisines can be hugely enjoyable