Travel Reports » China

The People’s Republic of China (which translates as “Middle Kingdom”) is the world’s most populous state with about 1.4 billion inhabitants. Thus, more people live in China alone than in North America, Europe and Russia combined. The largest cities include Shanghai, the capital Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Tianjin and Wuhan. The longest river in China is the Yangtze Kiang at around 6400 kilometres and the highest mountain is Mount Everest at 8848 metres, which is on the border with Nepal.