China comes out as one of the world’s first cultures in the lush Yellow River basin of the North China Plain, covering an area of around 9.6 million square kilometers.
It is the world’s most populated country, with a population of over 1.4 billion people. Also, It is surrounded by five geographical time zones and borders 14 nations, second only to Russia. It was one of the world’s leading economic powers from the first to the nineteenth centuries.
It has the world’s largest economy in terms of GDP at purchasing power parity, the world’s second-largest economy in terms of nominal GDP, and the world’s second-wealthiest country.
The People’s Republic of China is divided into twenty-three provinces, five independent areas, and four municipalities. Geographically, mainland China’s 31 provincial divisions are divided into six regions: North, Northeast, East, South Central, Southwest, and Northwest.
It is also embroiled in maritime disputes with numerous countries over the ownership of several minor islands in the East and South China Seas, including Socotra Rock, the Senkaku Islands, and the entire South China Sea Islands, in addition to the East China Sea EEZ issues.
The global COVID-19 pandemic began in Wuhan and was first detected in a December 2019 outbreak. The Chinese government’s reaction has included a zero-COVID strategy, making it one of the few countries to do so. During the epidemic, the country’s economy continued to broaden its recovery from the recession, with stable job creation and record international trade growth, albeit retail consumption remained slower than expected.
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