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Generally refers to the country referred to as the People's Republic of China, a country in E Asia. With a surface area of 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). The current Capital is Beijing.

China generally refers to the People's Republic of China, a country in East Asia. China has a surface area of 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). The current capital is Beijing.

There are four periods in the Chinese history:

  • : China before the unification as an empire in 221 BC.
  • and the rest of the Chinese empire time, followed by the Xinhai revolution in 1911-1912 that resulted in establishing the Republic of China.
  • 1912-1949: Japanese occupation of China, followed by a civil war in China between the Communist Party of China and Kuomintang government.
  • 1949-present: The People's Republic of China.
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