China is located in Asia, it is the third largest and most populous country in the world. Due to its size, it borders fourteen countries: Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia. The country also has many maritime neighbours including Japan and the Philippines.
Habitats and animals vary across the country with some unique flora and fauna. Deserts, mountains and deltas all occur in multiple locations across China. Some environments have suffered from China’s huge rise in industry. China is one of the worlds largest economies and has an extremely large manufacturing sector.
China is a communist country with a political system very different to any Western country. The Communist Party of China is in charge and the country is led by a 370 person committee with Xi Jinping as president. Alongside this, China has various territory disputes and autononomous regions. Territory disputes are lands that China claims as its own but are not recognised as such. Autonomous regions are areas that are given more powers than regular provinces, often due to high numbers of ethnic diversity.
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