Capital Beijing Government single party oligarchy Currency yuan (¥, CNY) Area 9,596,960km² Population 1,357,380,000 (2013 estimate) Language Mandarin (Putonghua) recognized regionally: Wu (Shanghaiese), Cantonese (Yue), Mindong (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages Religion Buddhist c. 80%, Daoist (Taoist), Confucian, Christian 3%-4%, Muslim 1%-2%, Atheist c. 10%. Most Chinese are religious pluralists, observing a mixture [...]read moreChina Short Introduction for Travelers
China Tourism The tourism industry in China has experienced unprecedented development in recent years due to sustained economic growth, increased implementation of reform and opening policies and a significant increase in people's personal incomes. The huge emissions market has caught the attention of the world. The domestic market continues to grow. The entry market is, however, in a slowdown.