Here is general overview of China, covering its geography, population, state organs, and economy including sports and five year plans.

China Overview

People's Republic of China (PRC), the third largest country in the world, has the land area of 9,600,000 square kilometers. Only 13 per cent of Chinese land is plains. Almost one-third is mountainous, 27 per cent plateau, and 17 per cent basin and desert. The country has one of the world's oldest civilizations, consisting of states and cultures dating back more than six millenniums. Beijing, located on the eastern coast of China, is its political, cultural and economic centre.

Geography and Population
China holds about 22 percent of the earth's total population, most of which is concentrated in the plains of China. Mountain and deserts have few people, fewer than 10 persons per square kilometer. The highest population concentration is along the east and south coast. Major rivers in China flow from west to east, including the Yangtze (central), the Huang He (Yellow river, north-central), and the Amur (northeast). Some rivers flow toward the south (such as the Pearl River, and Mekong River). Most Chinese rivers fall in the Pacific Ocean.

State Organs of China
The Constitution of the People's Republic of China (PRC) declares that the country's central state organs comprise six components: the National People's Congress (NPC), the Presidency of the PRC, the State Council, the Central Military Commission, the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate. The ruling party in the country is the Communist Party of China. The party was founded in 1921 and became the dominant political party of China in 1949.

Chinese Economy
China 's fast growing and industrializing economy has startled the region and the globe, Which is witnessing China 's export competitiveness, expanding trade integration, ability to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), and demand for imports of commodities and energy. The five year plans have been the basis for the Government's economic and social development efforts.