China is the largest unitary state in the world by both population and land area. Although China has had long periods of central rule for centuries, it is often argued that the unitary structure of the Chinese government is far too unwieldy to effectively and equitably manage the country's affairs. On the other hand, Chinese nationalists are suspicious of decentralization as a form of secessionism and a backdoor for national disunity; still others argue that the degree of autonomy given to provincial-level officials in the People's Republic of China amounts to a de facto federalism.
Other articles related to "china":
... one or more splash cymbals and at least one china cymbal ... packs consisting of one splash and one china, or more rarely a second crash, a splash and a china, to match some of their starter packs of ride, crash and hi-hats ...
... (Wiley Putnam, 1848) The first direct European contacts with China occurred during the reign of Zhengde ... the Portuguese explorers Jorge Álvares and Rafael Perestrello landed in southern China and traded with the Chinese merchants of Tuen Mun and Guangzhou ... Portugal to establish Macau as their trading base in China ...
... is an affluent car-free shopping, eating and entertainment district of Shanghai, China ... It is considered one of the first lifestyle centers in China ... site of the first congress of and the Communist Party of China, now preserved at the Museum of the First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party ...
... In the People's Republic of China, Chinese tabloids have exploded in popularity since the mid-1990s and have tested the limits of press censorship by taking editorial positions ...
... is one of the birthplaces of the brilliant ancient Chu Culture in China ... which is the local opera of Wuhan area, was one of China's oldest and most popular operas ... opera, the most popular opera in modern China ...
Famous quotes containing the word china:
“Riot in Algeria, in Cyprus, in Alabama;
Aged in wrong, the empires are declining,
And China gathers, soundlessly, like evidence.
What shall I say to the young on such a morning?
Mind is the one salvation?also grammar?
No; my little ones lean not toward revolt.”
—William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926)
“The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities under free government is the most significant, if not the most momentous, event of our generation.”
—Woodrow Wilson (18561924)
“Whether the nymph shall break Dianas law,
Or some frail china jarreceive a flaw,
Or stain her honour, or her new brocade,”
—Alexander Pope (16881744)