China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a one-party state governed by the Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces; five autonomous regions; four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing); two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau); and claims sovereignty over Taiwan.

Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, China is the world's second-largest country by land area, and either the third or fourth-largest by total area, depending on the method of measurement. China's landscape is vast and diverse, ranging from forest steppes and the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts in the arid north to subtropical forests in the wetter south. The Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan mountain ranges separate China from South and Central Asia. The Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, the third- and sixth-longest in the world, run from the Tibetan Plateau to the densely populated eastern seaboard. China's coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 14,500 kilometres (9,000 mi) long, and is bounded by the Bohai, Yellow, East and South China Seas.

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Xi's visit bolsters cause of true multilateralism

China Daily 24 Mar 2023
Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan, executive director of the Center for South Asia & International Studies in Islamabad, said Russia and China have created a new, positive pattern of international relations between major powers and neighbors ... China attaches importance to its neighbor ......

Russia, China set new positive pattern for ties

China Daily 24 Mar 2023
Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan, executive director of the Center for South Asia & International Studies in Islamabad, Pakistan, said that Russia and China have created a new, positive pattern of international relations between major powers and neighboring countries....

Analysis: China's new coal plants set to become a costly second fiddle to renewables

Reuters 23 Mar 2023
SINGAPORE, March 23 (Reuters) - China's plans for some 100 new coal-fired power plants to back up wind and solar capacity have sparked warnings that the world's second-biggest economy is likely to end up lumbered with even more loss-making power assets....

Explainer: What Did The Xi-Putin Meeting In Moscow Achieve?

Beijing News 23 Mar 2023
'Xi's goal for this trip is to preserve the status quo with Russia, not to move an inch closer or pave the way for new cooperation,' wrote Yu Jie, a senior research fellow on China at Chatham House, a London-based think tank ... new pipeline and lead to a deal made on China's terms....

Migrating up industrial chain key to stability

ECNS 23 Mar 2023
Chinese companies should focus on integrating their overseas investments with the development of global industrial and supply chains, particularly in areas where China has a competitive advantage such as new energy vehicles and green power generation, said experts and business owners....

Shared dreams can overcome common problems

China Daily 23 Mar 2023
Xi's speech was a breakthrough in the Communist Party of China's formulation of a new type of major-power relations, which seeks to harmonize coexistence among world powers such as the United States, China, the European Union and Russia ... The New Silk Road Fund, the Export-Import ......

Xi snubbed Putin after their summit, calling a meeting of Central Asian countries as part ...

Yahoo Daily News 23 Mar 2023
China's leader, Xi Jinping, has made a power move timed with his visit to Russia ... China's leader, Xi Jinping, has called a meeting of former-Soviet Central Asian countries, in an audacious power play in Russia's backyard the week of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin....

Power Of Siberia Pipeline Deal Could Be Reached This Year

Oil Price 23 Mar 2023
A deal between China and Russia over the Power of Siberia natural gas pipeline could be reached yet this year, ......

China to launch rural pilot scheme for renewable energy

Reuters 23 Mar 2023
China installed 152 gigawatts (GW) of renewables capacity last year, representing 76.2% of all new energy capacity. China has said it aims for renewable power to account for more than 50% of its electricity generation capacity by 2025, with much of this to be installed in sparsely ......

NATIONAL EDITORIAL: We're cementing climate denial with every fossil fuel project

Moore American 23 Mar 2023
To avoid irreversible damage to our communities and ecosystems, we can’t just stop permitting new oil and gas drilling and coal- and gas-fired power plants, and end production of combustion-engine vehicles ... China has been permitting new coal-fired power plants at a staggering rate of two per week....

TikTok CEO faces bipartisan grilling over privacy, China ties and teens

The Los Angeles Times 23 Mar 2023
of New Jersey ... “If the news is true, China will resolutely oppose it,” Shu Jueting, a spokeswoman at China’s ministry of commerce said ... The White House has already supported a bipartisan bill in the Senate that would give the Commerce secretary broad new powers, including to ban technology from adversary countries such as China and Russia....

Kremlin slams Western media’s take on Russia-China gas deal

Russia Today 22 Mar 2023
Peskov noted that earlier this week, Russian energy giant Gazprom announced a daily record in gas supplies to China through the Power of Siberia pipeline ... On Monday, Gazprom said China's request for Russian gas supplies via the Power of Siberia pipeline had significantly exceeded the existing daily contractual obligations....

Is China’s nuclear submarine superior to Russia, India and US subs?

Financial Express 22 Mar 2023
The Shang-class is a family of Chinese second-generation nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) built by the China Shipbuilding Industry (CSIC) at its Bohai Shipyard in Huludao, Liaoning Province, China ... In 2022, the US Department of Defense (DoD) published its annual report on China’s Military Power....

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