Description of the country:
China or People's Republic of China (PRC) is a communist nation is Asia and it has the largest population in the world. People's Republic of China is governed by the Communist Party, it has jurisdiction over 22 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 direct controlled municipalities, two mostly self-governing special administrative regions, and claims sovereignty over the Republic of China, island of Taiwan off the southeast coast of the mainland.
Geography of the country:
China’s vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountain ranges, lakes, rivers and 14,500 km of coastline. Beijing, the capital, mixes modern architecture with historic sites including sprawling Tiananmen Square. Its largest city, Shanghai, is a skyscraper-studded global financial center. The iconic Great Wall of China fortification runs east-west across the country's north.
Status of economy, research and development:
Peoples Republic of China is the world's second-largest economy by nominal total GDP and largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). China is also the world's largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods. China is a recognized nuclear weapons state and has the world's largest standing army and second-largest defence budget. The PRC has been a United Nations member since 1971, when it replaced the ROC as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council. China is also a member of numerous formal and informal multilateral organizations, including the WTO, APEC, BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the BCIM and the G-20. China is a great power and a major regional power within Asia, and has been characterized as a potential superpower.
Status about the different subjects in which extensive research is going on:
China is a communist nation. Few Universities also provide one of the best study courses on political Science such as China University of Political Science and Law and East China University of Political Science and law etc. All these universities also show up in the top 500 Universities in the world. The Journal of Chinese Political Science, published by Springer is also one of the best journals on Social Science and Political Science all over the globe.