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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... 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 ...
... 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 ... officials in the People's Republic of China amounts to a de facto federalism ...
... is one of the birthplaces of the brilliant ancient Chu Culture in China ... Han opera, which is the local opera of Wuhan area, was one of China's oldest and most popular operas ... birth to Peking opera, the most popular opera in modern China ...
... (Wiley Putnam, 1848) The first direct European contacts with China occurred during the reign of Zhengde ... Álvares and Rafael Perestrello landed in southern China and traded with the Chinese merchants of Tuen Mun and Guangzhou ... in 1557 which allowed Portugal to establish Macau as their trading base in China ...
... and entertainment district of Shanghai, China ... It is considered one of the first lifestyle centers in China ... 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 ...
More definitions of "China":
- (noun): High quality porcelain originally made only in China.
- (noun): A communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world.
Synonyms: People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist China, Red China, PRC
Famous quotes containing the word china:
“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 (18891945)
“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 (19121989)
“Ever since I was a little girl, Ive, Ive dreamed of havin my own things about me. My spinet over there and a table here. My own chairs to rest upon and a dresser over there in that corner, and my own china and pewter shinin about me.”
—Frank S. Nugent (19081965)