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China

Country Profile

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Major Cities

  1. Shanghai
  2. BEIJING
  3. Chongqing
  4. Shenzhen
  5. Guangzhou
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Major Languages

  1. Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect)
  2. Yue (Cantonese)
  3. Wu (Shanghainese)
  4. Minbei (Fuzhou)
  5. Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese)
  6. Xiang
  7. Gan
  8. Hakka dialects
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Population

  1. 1,343,239,923
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Currency

  1. Renminbi Yuan
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Climate

  1. extremely diverse, tropical in south to subarctic in north
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Major religions

  1. Daoist (Taoist)
  2. Buddhist
  3. Christian
  4. Muslim

Immigration Data

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Work Study Visa

  1. British nationals require visas to enter the mainland of China, but not Hong Kong. Visas must be obtained prior to arrival. Your passport should have a minimum validity of six months on arrival in China. If you intend to stay longer than one year, a minimum validity of 18 months is required. If you are entering China for employment, study or private purposes for a stay of over six months, you must produce a health certificate, which includes a blood test for HIV, which has been legalised by the Chinese Embassy.
  2. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1089.html
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Rate of immigration

  1. -0.33

Tourism

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Key Tourist Attractions

  1. No Information
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Major Festivals

  1. No Information
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Number of Annual Tourists

  1. 57.58 million

Life

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Quality of Life Index

  1. 6.083
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Population with a Higher Education

  1. 31046735
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Cost of Internet Access (USD Per Mbit/s)

  1. No Information
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Medicare Public/Private

  1. No Information
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Average cost of a Higher Education

  1. RY$15230

Annual Economic Facts

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Employment Rate

  1. 93.5%
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Main Industries

  1. world leader in gross value of industrial output
  2. mining and ore processing, iron, steel, aluminum, and other metals, coal
  3. machine building, armaments
  4. textiles and apparel
  5. petroleum, cement, chemicals and fertilizers
  6. consumer products, including footwear, toys, and electronics
  7. food processing transportation equipment, including automobiles, rail cars and locomotives, ships, and aircraft telecommunications equipment, commercial space launch vehicles, satellites
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Major Companies

  1. Sinopec Group
  2. China National Petroleum
  3. State Grid
  4. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China
  5. China Railway Group
  6. China State Construction Engineering
  7. China Telecommunications
  8. People's Insurance Co. of China
  9. Huawei Technologies
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Minimum Wage

  1. Set locally according to standards laid out by the central government


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