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President: Xi Jinping (2013)

Prime Minister: Wen Jiabao (2003)

Land area: 3,600,927 sq mi (9,326,411 sq km); total area: 3,705,407 sq mi (9,596,960 sq km)1

Population (2011 est.): 1,336,718,015 (growth rate: 0.493%); birth rate: 12.29/1000; infant mortality rate: 16.06/1000; life expectancy: 74.68

Capital (2009 est.): Beijing, 12.214 million

Largest cities: Shanghai, 16.575 million; Chungking (Chongquing) 9.401 million; Shenzhen 9.005 million; Guangzhou 8.884 million (2009)

Monetary unit: Yuan/Renminbi

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Index
  1. China Main Page
  2. War Losses Cause China to Sign Away Sovereignty
  3. People's Republic of China Is Established
  4. China Is Condemned for Poor Treatment of Tibetans
  5. President Nixon's Visit to China Establishes New Relations
  6. Student Demonstrators Are Killed at Tiananmen Square
  7. China Becomes an Economic Power, but Continues to Suppress Personal Liberties
  8. Natural Disasters Ravage China
  9. China Hosts a Successful Olympics
  10. Space Exploration, Government Reforms, and Military Crackdowns
  11. Leaders Propose Strict Limits on Media
  12. China Sides with Russia to Block U.N. Action in Syria
  13. Blind Dissident Seeks Refuge at American Embassy
  14. Tension Increases with Asian Neighbors Over Islands in 2012
  15. China's Economy Falls to a Three-Year Low in 2012
  16. The Transfer of Power Begins
  17. Protests over Newspaper Censorship Grows
  18. Chinese Hackers Attack The New York Times
  19. The Transfer of Power is Complete
  20. Powerful Earthquake Kills 186 in Sichuan Province
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