China Country Guide

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Official Name: People’s Republic of China (中华人民共和国)

Population: 1.3 billion

Capital: Běijīng (北京)

Current President: Xí  Jìnpíng (习近平)

Current Premier: Lǐ  Kèqiáng (李克强)

Official Language: Mandarin Chinese (普通话)

Most Populous City: Shànghǎi (上海)

Ethnic Groups: 56 – Majority Hàn (汉)

Olympics Hosting Year & City: Summer 2008, Běijīng

World Expo Hosting Year & City: 2010, Shànghǎi

National Sport: Table tennis (乒乓球)

Favorite Flower: Peony (牡丹)

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