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China

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Background[1]

Located in Eastern Asia between North Korea and Vietnam, China led the world in the development of arts and sciences for centuries. By the 19th and 20th Centuries, however, the country underwent civil unrest, famines, military defeats, and occupational issues empowering the rule of communism and strict political controls which remain to this day since World War II. Officialy known as the People's Republic of China, the country stands as the fourth largest country dealing with severe air, water, and land pollution.

Population[1]
1,321,851,888
Climate[1]

extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north

Languages[1]
  • Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua
  • based on the Beijing dialect)
  • Yue (Cantonese)
  • Wu (Shanghaiese)
  • Minbei (Fuzhou)
  • Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese)
  • Xiang
  • Gan
  • Hakka dialects
  • minority languages
Infant Mortality Rate[1]
22.12
Per Capita Health Expenditure[2]
63.00

More Information

Sources

  1. CIA World Factbook
  2. WHO Global Health Atlas

      
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