General Information

Capital : Beijing

Currency : Renminbi (RMB) also called YUAN (CNY)

Time : GMT +8

Total Area : 9,596,960 sq km
4th biggest country in the world

Population : 1,330,044,544 (July 2008)
Median Age : 33.6 years
Growth Rate : 0.629%
Net Migration rate : -0.39/1000 population
Life expectancy at birth : 73.18 years

Ethnic groups : Han Chinese 91.5%, Zhuang, Manchu, Hui, Miao, Uyghur, Tujia, Yi, Mongol, Tibetan, Buyi, Dong, Yao, Korean, and other nationalities 8.5% (2000 census)

GDP : $3.251 trillion
GDP per capita : $5300
Export partners : US 19.4%, Hong Kong 15.2%, Japan 8.4%, South Korea 4.6%, Germany 4.1% (2006)
Import partners : Japan 13.9%, South Korea 11%, Taiwan 10.6%, US 7.5%, Germany 4.7% (2006)