China is a big country in Asia, the largest country in the world in terms of population. The People’s Republic of China has 1.42 billion inhabitants (India = 1.37 billion inhabitants), many of whom live in urban areas. The largest cities in the country are Shanghai and Beijing, more than 20 million people live in both cities. Beijing is the capital of China, here you can find Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The fascinating Great Wall of China is easily accessible from Beijing. Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a part of China, just like Hong Kong (since 1997, once a British colony) and Macau (since 1999, once a Portuguese colony). The largest urban area in the world can be found in China, namely the Pearl River Delta between Macau and Hong Kong, the best known and busiest cities are Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The busiest airport in China is Beijing Capital Airport, followed by Hong Kong Airport and Shanghai Pudong Airport.

Practical information about China:

Time zone: UTC+8 China Standard Time
Currency: Chinese yuan / Renminbi
National Day: 12 October
Airport: 飛機場

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What are the busiest airports in China?

Airport IATA Passengers
Beijing Capital Airport PEK 100,013,642
Hong Kong Airport HKG 71,543,000
Taiwan Taoyuan Airport TPE 48,689,372
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