The People’s Republic of China



The People’s Republic of China possesses the largest population in the world at around 1.35 billion people. It accounts for just over 19% of the world’s population with around 140 people per square kilometre. Being one of the fastest growing nations, it has many industries that have increased up to twenty fold in little more than twenty to thirty years. China is made up of 23 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities directly under the Central Government, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao. China leads the world in production and export of steel, coal, cement, farm-use fertilizer, television sets and automobiles. It will also be the highest producer of nuclear power by 2020, with plans to build 27-million-kw nuclear power facilities, in addition to the 8.7-million-kw nuclear power generation capacity already in production and under construction.

The majority of the population inhabit the cities and urban…

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