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People's Republic of China

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US overtakes China as country with the most COVID-19 infections

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As China continues planting trees, 23% of the country is now covered in forest

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Like China, countries are building temporary hospitals to deal with COVID-19

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Is China An Atheist Country?

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Foreign Ministry: China is still a developing country

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and is the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.428 billion in 2017. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third largest country by area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.