Introduction to China

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Sub-subject: Introduction to China. Economic profile of Chinese provinces. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to People's Republic of China
  2. History of China.
  3. China's Geography: rivers, mountains, climate...
  4. Chinese population.
  5. Main ethnic groups in China. The Han.
  6. Chinese Government.
  7. Ministry of Finance and Commerce.
  8. Administrative division of China.
  9. Provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities.
  10. Economic profile of the major Chinese provinces.
  11. Major cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing.

Religions in China.

  1. Confucianism
  2. Taoism
  3. Mahayana Buddhism
  4. Christianity
Sub-subject "Economic profile of Chinese provinces" is studied in:
  1. Doctorate DIB Asia
  2. Masters: International Business (MIB), Asia, Pacific, BRICS Countries
  3. Course Business in China

Master in International Business Chinese students

Languages of study: En or Es China Fr China Pt China

Credits of the sub-subject "Economic profile of Chinese provinces": 0.5 ECTS


Haier China Zhang Ruimi

Greater Pearl River Delta

Sub-subject description - Economic profile of Chinese provinces

The People's Republic of China is the third biggest nation in the World.

  1. Chinese population: 1,369,000 people (the most populous country)
  2. Capital of China is Beijing
  3. Most important city for business is Shanghai (24.2 million people).
  4. Area: 9,596,961 sq km
  5. Main language of China is Mandarin Chinese. Other languages Cantonese Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan, Uyghur and Chuang
  6. Type of government: State socialist (market economy)
  7. China has two Special Administrative Regions: Hong Kong and Macao
  8. Borders of China: Mongolia, Russia, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, South Korea and Macau.
  9. China shares sea borders with South Korea, the Philippines, Japan, Vietnam and Taiwan.
  10. China's currency: Renminbi (CNY)
  11. Abolition of slavery in China: 1910
  12. Major religions in China: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Christianity
  13. China is the Central state of the Sinic Civilization but may also belongs to the Buddhist Civilization
Beijing China Business

The People's Republic of China is a nation with a very early Civilization and a long history. The ancient Chinese has invented: the compass, gunpowder, the art of paper-making or block printing. The Great Wall or the Grand Canal built by the Chinese people are regarded as engineering achievement of all the times.

The People's Republic of China is divided into provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. A province or an autonomous region is subdivided into autonomous prefectures, counties, autonomous counties and /or cities. A county or an autonomous county is subdivided into townships, ethnic townships and/or towns.

Total population in the mainland of the People's Republic of China (PRC) amounted to 1,369,350,000. The natural growth rate of population was - 0.1 per thousand in Beijing and it was - 1.35 per thousand in Shanghai.

The People's Republic of China is a tied multi-ethnic nation (56 ethnic Groups). The majority ethnic group in China is the Han (91.6%). The 55 ethnic Groups of the People's Republic of China are referred to as ethnic minorities.

China's major economic areas.

In the vast China we can define three major geographical and economic areas:

  1. Gulf of Bohai, with the Beijing-Tianjin axis and its area of economic influence (Liaoning, Shandong, Hebei...)
  2. Yangtze River Delta, with its large center in Shanghai and its area of economic influence (Jiangsu, Zhejiang...)
  3. Pearl River Delta, in the province of Guangdong (Special Economic Zones of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai) as the main axis.

Five major geographical areas.

From another point of view, the Chinese market can be divided into five geographical areas:

  1. East China, with Shanghai as the center. Shanghai is the most populous city in China and also has, with a catchment area that includes the provinces of Zhejiang (Hangzhou), Jiangsu (Nanjing) and Anhui (Hefei).
  2. South of China, with Guangdong as the center.
  3. The large market in the Southwest, with Sichuan as the center.
  4. The market of Northeast China, with Harbin as the center.
  5. The North market with Beijing as the center. Tianjin is the input port of Beijing, Qingdao is the input port of Shandong and Dalian of Liaoning Province.

Confucian Ethics
Confucian Ethics

Siemens in Shanghai China

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