Population of main cities including suburbs:
Shanghai (19,200,000); Beijing (17,550,000); Tianjin (11,750,000); Chengdu (11,000,000); Nanyang (10,700,000); Guangzhou (Canton) (10,182,000).
Chinese: 91.9%; Zhuang, Ouïghour, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Mandchous, Mongol, Buyi, Korean and other nationalities: 8.1%.
In China, the national language is Mandarin. However, it is to be noted that there are many different dialects and variants of it.
Other Languages Spoken:
There are more than a hundred dialects. You can differentiate Mandarin in the north and Cantonese in the south of the country. The official language coexists with the other languages of the autonomous regions (Mongolian, Uyghur, Korean, Tibetan...).
When the foreigners do not speak Chinese, business discussions are generally held in English. The Chinese do not speak English as well as they read or write it.
The Chinese are generally atheists. However, 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. Deng Xiao Ping had suggested the phrase "market socialism" to qualify the evolution of the PRC. China corresponds to a centralized unitary state completely managed by the Chinese Communist party with a great national administration, authoritative in its structure as well as its 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:
99.4% of the Population
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