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Ethnic Groups

  • Han Chinese 91.6%
  • Zhuang 1.3%
  • Other (includes Hui, Manchu, Uighur, Miao, Yi, Tujia, Tibetan, Mongol, Dong, Buyei, Yao, Bai, Korean, Hani, Li, Kazakh, Dai and other nationalities) 7.1%
note: the Chinese government officially recognizes 56 ethnic groups (2010 est.)


  • Buddhist 18.2%
  • Christian 5.1%
  • Muslim 1.8%
  • Folk religion 21.9%
  • Hindu < .1%
  • Jewish < .1%
  • other 0.7% (includes Daoist (Taoist))
  • Unaffiliated 52.2%

Economic Overview

  • GDP: $9.93 trillion
  • Agriculture Products: world leader in gross value of agricultural output; rice, wheat, potatoes, corn, peanuts, tea, millet, barley, apples, cotton, oilseed; pork; fish
  • Industries: world leader in gross value of industrial output; mining and ore processing, iron, steel, aluminum, and other metals, coal; machine building; armaments; textiles and apparel; petroleum; cement; chemicals; fertilizers; consumer products (including footwear, toys, and electronics); food processing; transportation equipment, including automobiles, rail cars and locomotives, ships, aircraft; telecommunications equipment, commercial space launch vehicles, satellites
  • Total Labor Force: 797.6 million (2013 est.)
    • Agriculture: 33.6%
    • Industry: 30.3%
    • Services: 36.1%
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.1% (2013 est.)


Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam



Government Type

Communist State


Extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north