About China

Country in East Asia
China is a populous nation in East Asia whose vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and more than 14,000km of coastline. Capital Beijing mixes modern architecture with historic sites such as the Forbidden City palace complex and Tiananmen Square. Shanghai is a skyscraper-studded global financial center. The iconic Great Wall of China runs east-west across the country's north.
Capital: Beijing
Currency: Renminbi
Population: 1.379 billion (2016) World Bank
President: Xi Jinping
Official languages: Mandarin Chinese, Standard Mandarin

  • The Great Wall of China in Beijing — Ten-Thousand-Li-Long Wall
  • The Terracotta Army in Xi'an — Emperor Qin's Buried Battalions
  • The Forbidden City in Beijing — Imperial Palace for 24 Emperors
  •  The Li River in Guilin — Watery Wonder
  • The Yellow Mountains in Huangshan — A Top National Park
  • Giant Pandas in Chengdu — "National Treasure" of China
  • The Potala Palace in Lhasa — Symbol of Tibet
  • The Bund in Shanghai — International Architecture
  • Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong — Best Spot for Bird's Eye View
  •  West Lake in Hangzhou — Paradise on Earth