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Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the east China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea and south China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam
Population: 1.2 billion (1995 estimate). About one-fifth of the world's people in live in China.
Capital: Beijing
Comparative area: Slightly larger than the United States; third largest country in the world (after Russia and Canada)
Religions: Daoism (Taoism), Buddhism, Muslim 2-3 percent, Christian 1 percent (estimate); officially atheist, but traditionally pragmatic and eclectic
Landscape: Subarctic regions in the north; tropical lowlands in the south; fertile plains in the east; deserts in the west
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1979

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