|Currency||Renminbi (RMB, ¥)|
|Population||1,321,851,888 (July 2007 est.)|
|Language|| national: Mandarin (Putonghua)
regional: Wu (Shanghaiese), Cantonese (Yue), Mindong (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages
|Religion||Buddhist (~82%), Daoist (Taoist), Confucianism, Christian 3%-4%, Muslim 1%-2% (officially atheist)|
|Electricity||220V/50Hz (US/European plug for 2-pin, Australian plug for 3-pin)|
|Time Zone||UTC +8|
China (??; Zhōngguó) , officially known as the People's Republic of China (??????? Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó) is a vast country in Eastern Asia (about the same size as the United States of America) with the world's largest population.
With coasts on the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, in total it borders 14 nations. It borders Afghanistan, Pakistan (through the disputed territory of Kashmir), India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam to the south; Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to the west; Russia and Mongolia to the north and North Korea to the east. This number of neighboring states is equaled only by China's vast neighbor to the north, Russia.