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Government Resources and International Information: China


About China

For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War I, the Communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Source: World Factbook.

China: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

China: Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Sports

China: Communications, Journalism, Media and Internet

China: Economy, Business,Cryptocurrency, Labor, Banking, Industry and Trade

China: Education, Literacy and Libraries

China: Equality, Democracy, Civil and Human Rights

China: Family, Youth and Children

China: Health, Disability, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness

China: History, Anthropology, Archaeology and Geography

China: International Relations, Diplomacy, Sanctions and Foreign Assistance

China: Judicial System, Courts and Law

China: Military, Defense, Security, Intelligence, Terrorism and Conflict

China: Minorities

China: People and Society

China: Population, Census, Immigration, Refugees and Migration

China: Public Safety, Corrections, Law Enforcement and Crime

China: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

China: Transportation and Infrastructure