Amazon Quiz: Which country has the largest population?
China is a country in East Asia. It is the world’s most populous country, with a population exceeding 1.4 billion, slightly ahead of India. It also spans the equivalent of five time zones and borders fourteen countries by land the most of any country in the world, tied with Russia.
It covers an area of approximately 9.6 million square kilometers. It is the world’s third-largest country by total land area. The country consists of 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities, and two Special Administrative Regions. China’s national capital is Beijing.
China is currently governed as a unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist republic by the CCP. China is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and a founding member of several multilateral and regional cooperation organizations such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the Silk Road Fund, the New Development Bank, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, and the RCEP. It is also a member of the BRICS, the G8+5, the G20, the APEC, and the East Asia Summit.
The Chinese authorities have been criticized by human rights activists and non-governmental organizations for human rights abuses, including political repression, mass censorship, mass surveillance of their citizens, and violent suppression of protest and dissent.
Making up around one-fifth of the world economy, China is the world’s largest economy by GDP by purchasing power parity, the second-largest economy by nominal GDP, and the second-wealthiest country. China is a recognized nuclear-weapon state with the world’s largest standing army. China is considered to be a potential superpower.
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