China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a single-party state controlled by its Communist party. Located in East Asia, China covers approximately 9.6 million square miles, making it the second largest state in the world in terms of land area, and is home to approximately 1.35 billion people, making it the world's most populous state. With the largest combined land border in the world, China borders 14 countries.

General Information
Official Name: 
People's Republic of China, 中华人民共和国 (Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó)
Capitol: 
Beijing
Population: 
1,367,520,000
Languages: 
Chinese, Multiple Regional and Minority Dialects
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
9,572,900
Year of UN Membership: 
1971
Year of Present State Formation: 
1949
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$10,027.560 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$10,695 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
7.40 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.72
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
47.30
Unemployment: 
4.60%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Asian Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ADB: Asian Development Bank
AfDB: African Development Bank
APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
ARF: ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations
BIS: Bank for International Settlements
CDB: Caribbean Development Bank
CICA: Conference of Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia
EAS: East Asia Summit
FATF: Financial Action Task Force
G-20
G-24
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ALADI/LAIA: Latin American Integration Association
NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group, aka London Group
OAS: Organization of American States
Pacific Alliance
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
PIF: Pacific Islands Forum
SAARC: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SCO: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
SICA: Central American Integration System
WCO: World Customs Organization
ZC: Zangger Committee
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINURSO: UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
MINUSMA: Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNFICYP: United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
UNIFIL: UN Interim Force in Lebanon
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
UNTSO: United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation, Middle East
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
350 East 35th Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 655-6100
(212) 634-7626
chinamission_un@mfa.gov.cn
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