China Population

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China located in the east of the Asia-Europe Continent, on the western shore of the Pacific Ocean, China has a land boundary of some 20,000 km, with 15 neighbouring countries. China’s mainland coastline extends from the Yalu River on the border with North Korea in the north to the Beilun River on the border of China and Vietnam in the south, measuring approximately 18,000 km. The Chinese mainland is flanked to the east and south by the Bohai, Yellow, East China and South China seas. A total of over 5,000 islands dot China’s territorial waters. The largest of these is Taiwan. The island coastline measures approximately 14,000 km.

China has a land area of about 9.6 million kilometre square, and is the third largest country in the world , next
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Population is a prominent problem in China, creating great pressure on economic development and environmental protection. Since the 1970s, Chinese government has pushed forward a family planning program aimed at greatly reducing this population pressure. Moreover, the Chinese population is unevenly distributed. The east is densely populated, while the west sparsely populated; the plains are densely populated , but the mountainous areas and plateaus are sparsely…show more content…
A policy of equity has always been promoted among the many ethnics groups. The Han ethics group has the largest population, accounting for 91.59% of the total population. The other 55 ethnic groups are customarily referred to as national minorities. The fifth census(by the end of the 1st of November 2000) showed that the population of the ethnic groups came up to 106.43 million, accounting for about 8.41% of the total population. For hundreds of years, various customs and habits of different Chinese ethnic groups has developed under different natural, social and historical

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