What is China?

  • (noun): Dishware made of china.
    Synonyms: chinaware
    See also — Additional definitions below

China

China (i/ˈtʃaɪnə/; Chinese: 中国; pinyin: Zhōngguó; see also Names of China), officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.3 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party of China with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing), and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau). The PRC also claims Taiwan—which is controlled by the Republic of China (ROC), a separate political entity—as its 23rd province, a claim controversial due to the complex political status of Taiwan and the unresolved Chinese Civil War.

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Xintiandi
... is an affluent car-free shopping, eating and entertainment district of Shanghai, China ... one of the first lifestyle centers in China ... of the 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 ...
Zhengde Emperor - Contact With Europe
... 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 ...
Wuhan - Culture
... 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 ... Han opera, blended with Hui opera, gave birth to Peking opera, the most popular opera in modern China ...
Tabloid (newspaper Format) - International Use - China
... 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 critical of the government and by ...
Examples of Federalism - Proposed Federalism - China
... 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 ... argue that the degree of autonomy given to provincial-level officials in the People's Republic of China amounts to a de facto federalism ...

More definitions of "China":

  • (noun): High quality porcelain originally made only in China.
  • (noun): A government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the communists led by Mao Zedong.
    Synonyms: Taiwan, Nationalist China, Republic of China

Famous quotes containing the word china:

    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 (1856–1924)

    Anyone who tries to keep track of what is happening in China is going to end up by wearing all the skin of his left ear from twirling around on it.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    In a country where misery and want were the foundation of the social structure, famine was periodic, death from starvation common, disease pervasive, thievery normal, and graft and corruption taken for granted, the elimination of these conditions in Communist China is so striking that negative aspects of the new rule fade in relative importance.
    Barbara Tuchman (1912–1989)