China - Is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with
a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Chinese
Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing.
It is the world's second-largest state by land area and third or fourth-largest by total area.
Governed by the Communist Party of China, it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces,
five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai,
and Chongqing) and the Special Administrative Regions Hong Kong and Macau, also
claiming sovereignty over Taiwan. China is a great power and a major regional power
within Asia, and has been characterized as a potential superpower.