Population of main cities:
Shanghai (20,217,748); Beijing (16,446,857); Guangzhou (Canton) (10,641,408); Shenzhen (10,358,381); Tianjin (9,290,263); Wuhan (7,541,527); Dongguan (7,271,322); Foshan (6,771,895); Chengdu (6,316,922); Chongqing (6,263,790); Nanjing (5,827,888); Shenyang (5,718,232); Xi'an (5,206,253); Hangzhou (5,162,093)
According to Chinese authorities, more than 92% of the population are of Han Chinese origin, with Zhuang, Uighur, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Mandchous, Mongol, Buyi, Korean and other ethnic origins forming about 8% of the population (National Bureau of Statistics of China
The national language is Mandarin; however, there are many different dialects and variants of it.
Other Languages Spoken:
There are more than a hundred dialects, with Mandarin in the north and Cantonese in the south of the country. The official language coexists with the other languages (Mongolian, Uyghur, Korean, Tibetan) of the autonomous regions.
When the foreign party does not speak Chinese, business discussions will generally be held in English.
The Chinese are generally atheists. That being said, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are relatively widespread amongst senior citizens and attract a part of the well-to-do class today. There are also Christian and Muslim minorities.
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National Currency: Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) (CNY)
Type of State:
The People's Republic of China is a communist state, though Deng Xiao Ping had suggested the phrase 'market socialism' to qualify the evolution of the country. China corresponds to a centralised unitary state completely managed by the Chinese Communist Party with a national administration that is authoritative in its structure and ideology.
Type of Economy:
Second richest country in the world (GDP); emerging financial market..
Largest population in the world; highest GDP growth rate in the world over the last 10 years.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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