China, Russia launch joint air patrol

China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's second-most-populous country, with a population exceeding 1.4 billion. China spans the equivalent of five time zones and borders fourteen countries by land, tied with Russia as having the most of any country. With an area of nearly 9.6 million square kilometers, it is the …
China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's second-most-populous country, with a population exceeding 1.4 billion. China spans the equivalent of five time zones and borders fourteen countries by land, tied with Russia as having the most of any country. With an area of nearly 9.6 million square kilometers, it is the third-largest country by total land area. The country is divided into 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities, and two semi-autonomous special administrative regions. Beijing is the national capital, while Shanghai is the most populous city and largest financial center.
  • Capital: Beijing
  • Official languages: Standard Chinese
  • Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist republic
  • Legislature: National People's Congress
  • Currency: Renminbi (元/¥) (CNY)
  • Official script: Simplified Chinese
  • Driving side: right (mainland) · left (Hong Kong and Macau)
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