China Nature & Economy

Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and  South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam
Population: 1,367,820,000 (2014 est.)
Land Area: 9,600,000 km2
Main Cities: Beijing (Capital), Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Tianjin
Main Languages: Standard Chinese Mandarin (Chinese Mainland), Cantonese (Guangdong province, Macau and Hong Kong)

GDP: $10.38 trillion (2014 est.)
Exports: $752.2 billion f.o.b. (2005 est.)
Exports - commodities: machinery and equipment, plastics, optical
and medical equipment, iron and steel
Exports - partners:US 21.4%, Hong Kong 16.3%, Japan 11%, South
Korea 4.6%, Germany 4.3% (2005)
Imports: $631.8 billion f.o.b. (2005 est.)
Imports - commodities: machinery and equipment, oil and mineral
fuels, plastics, optical and medical equipment, organic chemicals, iron
and steel
Imports - partners: Japan 15.2%, South Korea 11.6%, Taiwan 11.2%,
US 7.4%, Germany 4.6% (2005)
Land use:
arable land: 14.86%
permanent crops: 1.27%
other: 83.87% (2005)
Natural resources:coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin,
tungsten, antimony, manganese, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead,
zinc, uranium, hydropower potential (world's largest)

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