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China flagPopulation: 1.36 billion (2013)

Geography: 9,596,961 square kilometres

Climate: Complicated terrain causes radically changing weather patterns, experiences rain, monsoons and snow in the winter and has hot, humid summers

World heritage sites: The Great Wall, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Mount Huangshan

Capital city: Beijing

Language(s): Mandarin, Cantonese, Jin, Tibetan, Mongolian, Wu

Official language: Mandarin

Political system: Socialist republic run by a single party. State power is executed by the Communist Party.

Value of Australia exports: AUD$94.7 billion (per year)

The Bund view in daylightView of The Bund, Shanghai

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