Focus on: China

Overview

Sourced from IMUNA:
China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a single-party state controlled by its Communist party. Located in East Asia, China covers approximately 9.6 million square miles, making it the second largest state in the world in terms of land area, and is home to approximately 1.35 billion people, making it the world's most populous state. With the largest combined land border in the world, China borders 14 countries.

Statistics

  • Capital: Beijing
  • Population: 1,374,620,000
  • Area (in sq. mi): 3,747,879
  • Language(s): Mandarin Chinese
  • Median age (years): 37
  • Human Development Indicators (2016)
    • Human Development Index: 0.738
    • Human Development Rank: 90
    • Life expectancy at birth (years): 76
    • Expected years of schooling (years): 13.5
    • Mean (avg.) years of schooling (years): 7.6
    • Gross national income (GNI) per capita (2011 PPP $): 13, 345
    • Income inequality, Gini coefficient: 42.2
    • Gender Development Index (GDI): 0.954
    • Population living below income poverty line, PPP $1.90 a day (%): 1.9
    • Employment to population ratio (% ages 15 and older): 67.6
    • Internet users (% of population): 50.3
    • Carbon dioxide emissions per capita (tonnes): 7.6
      • Forest area (% of total land area): 22.2
      • Forest area (total change %, 1990-2015): 32.6

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