‘China’ officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state located in East Asia China is the world's most populous country with population of over 1.355 billion Religions:
92% Han Chinese
* share same culture and traditions
* many speak Mandarin (China’s official language)
* others speak a dialect or regional version of a language religious practices discouraged by gov’t Daoism
* People live simply in harmony with nature
* Dao means “the way”
* came from India in AD 100
* based on teaching s of Siddhartha Gautama
* believes in moral behavior, kindness and meditation
The 70.8 million members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), authoritarian in structure and ideology dominates government. China's population, geographical vastness, and social diversity frustrate attempts to rule by fiat from Beijing. Central leaders must increasingly build consensus for new policies among party members, local and regional leaders, influential non-party members, and the population at large. The Chinese Government has always been subordinate to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP); its role is to implement party policies. The primary organs of state power are the National People's Congress (NPC), the President (the head of state), and the State Council. Members of the State Council include Premier Wen Jiabao (the head of government), a variable number of vice premiers (now four), five state councilors (protocol equivalents of vice premiers but with narrower portfolios), and 25 ministers, the central bank governor, and the auditor-general.
Currency : Renminbi (Yuan)
Current Rate: 1 Chinese Yuan = 0.16 US$
As of 2013, China has the world’s second- largest economy in terms of nominal GDP, totalling approximately US$8.227 trillion according to the (IMF). China's 2012 nominal...