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Hainan
HAINAN is the smallest and southernmost province of the People\'s Republic of China
China
, consisting of various islands in the South China Sea . HAINAN ISLAND, separated from Guangdong
Guangdong
's Leizhou Peninsula by the Qiongzhou Strait , is the largest island under PRC control (Taiwan , which is slightly larger, is also claimed but not controlled by the PRC) and makes up the majority of the province
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Namesake
A NAMESAKE is a person named after another, or more broadly, a thing (such as a company, place, ship, building, or concept) named after a person. According to the Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary
, a namesake is also defined as "a person or thing having the same name as another". CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Usage * 3 Family * 4 Culture * 5 Concepts * 6 See also * 7 References HISTORYThe word is first recorded in the mid-seventeenth century, and probably comes from the phrase "for name's sake". USAGEIn general, the second recipient of a name, named for the first, is said to be the namesake of the first. The attribution can, however, go in the opposite direction, with namesake referring to the original holder of the name (the eponym ). Strictly speaking, a namesake is only a person named for another person—i.e., for the sake of the other's name, to keep it alive
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Zhuang People
Indigenous Zhuang Shigongism (Moism) Minority Christianity
Christianity
, Buddhism
Buddhism
and Taoism
Taoism
RELATED ETHNIC GROUPS Buyei Tày , Tai/Dai and Nung ( Vietnam
Vietnam
) THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS CHINESE TEXT
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Zhou (country Subdivision)
ZHOU (Chinese : 州; pinyin : zhōu) were historical political divisions of China
China
. Formally established during the Han dynasty
Han dynasty
, zhou continued to exist until the establishment of the Republic of China
China
—a period of over 2000 years. Zhou were also previously used in Korea (Korean : 주, ju), Vietnam (Vietnamese : châu), and Japan (Hepburn : shū)
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ISO 3166
ISO 3166 is a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization
Standardization
(ISO) that defines codes for the names of countries , dependent territories , special areas of geographical interest, and their principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states ). The official name of the standard is Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions. CONTENTS * 1 Parts * 2 Editions * 3 ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency * 3.1 Members * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links PARTSIt consists of three parts: * ISO 3166-1 , Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions – Part 1: Country
Country
codes, defines codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest
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Gross Domestic Product
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) is a monetary measure of the market value of all final goods and services produced in a period (quarterly or yearly) of time . Nominal GDP estimates are commonly used to determine the economic performance of a whole country or region, and to make international comparisons. Nominal GDP per capita
GDP per capita
does not, however, reflect differences in the cost of living and the inflation rates of the countries; therefore using a basis of GDP per capita
GDP per capita
at purchasing power parity (PPP) is arguably more useful when comparing differences in living standards between different nations
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Special Economic Zones Of China
An ECONOMY (from Greek οίκος – "household" and νέμoμαι – "manage") is an area of the production , distribution , or trade , and consumption of goods and services by different agents. Understood in its broadest sense, 'The economy is defined as a social domain that emphasizes the practices, discourses, and material expressions associated with the production, use, and management of resources'. Economic agents can be individuals, businesses, organizations, or governments. Economic transactions occur when two parties agree to the value or price of the transacted good or service, commonly expressed in a certain currency . Monetary transactions only account for a small part of the economic domain. Economic activity is spurred by production which uses natural resources, labor, and capital
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Human Development Index
The HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX (HDI) is a composite statistic of life expectancy , education , and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development . A country scores higher HDI when the lifespan is higher, the education level is higher, and the GDP per capita
GDP per capita
is higher. The HDI was developed by Indian Economist Amartya Sen and Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq , often framed in terms of whether people are able to "be" and "do" desirable things in their life, and was published by the United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Development Programme
. The 2010 Human Development Report introduced an Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index
Human Development Index
(IHDI)
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East Asia
NORTHEAST ASIA or EAST ASIA is the eastern subregion of the Asian continent, which can be defined in either geographical or pan-ethno-cultural terms. Geographically and geopolitically, it includes Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea
North Korea
and South Korea. The region was the cradle of various ancient civilizations such as Ancient China
China
, ancient Japan
Japan
, ancient Korea
Korea
, and the Mongol Empire . East Asia
East Asia
was one of the cradles of world civilization, with China, an ancient East Asian civilization being one of the earliest cradles of civilization in human history
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Renminbi
The RENMINBI (Ab. : RMB; Chinese : 人民币; pinyin : rénmínbì ; literally: "people's currency"; sign : 元 ; code : CNY) is the official currency of the People\'s Republic of China
China
. The YUAN (Chinese : 元; pinyin : yuán) is the basic unit of the renminbi, but is also used to refer to the Chinese currency generally, especially in international contexts where "CHINESE YUAN" is widely used to mention the Renminbi. The distinction between the terms renminbi and yuan is similar to that between sterling and pound , which respectively refer to the British currency and its primary unit. One yuan is subdivided into 10 jiao (Chinese : 角; pinyin : jiǎo), and a jiao in turn is subdivided into 10 fen (Chinese : 分; pinyin : fēn). The Renminbi
Renminbi
is issued by the People\'s Bank of China
China
, the monetary authority of China
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Poj
POJ or POJ can refer to * Pe̍h-ōe-jī
Pe̍h-ōe-jī
, a Romanisation system for Southern Min Chinese * Poj Arnon , a Thai film director * Pochak, Hormozgan , a village in Iran * The IATA code of
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Han Chinese
The HAN CHINESE, HAN PEOPLE or simply HAN (/hɑːn/ ; Mandarin: ; Han characters : 漢人 ( Mandarin pinyin : Hànrén; literally "Han people" ) or 漢族 (pinyin: Hànzú; literally "Han ethnicity" or "Han ethnic group" )) are an East Asian ethnic group and nation . They constitute the world\'s largest ethnic group , making about one fifth of the global population . The estimated 1.3 billion Han Chinese are concentrated in Mainland China
China
, where they make up about 92% of the total population. The Han Chinese in Taiwan make up about 98.5% of the population and they form the overwhelming majority in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau
Macau
as well as making up three quarters of the total population in Singapore
Singapore

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Standard Chinese
STANDARD CHINESE, also known as MODERN STANDARD MANDARIN, STANDARD MANDARIN, or simply MANDARIN, is a standard variety of Chinese that is the sole official language of both China
China
and Taiwan
Taiwan
, and also one of the four official languages of Singapore
Singapore
. Its pronunciation is based on the Beijing dialect , its vocabulary on the Mandarin dialects , and its grammar is based on written vernacular Chinese . Like other varieties of Chinese, Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
is a tonal language with topic-prominent organization and subject–verb–object word order. It has more initial consonants but fewer vowels, final consonants and tones than southern varieties. Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
is an analytic language , though with many compound words
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List Of Chinese Administrative Divisions By Human Development Index
This is a list of the first-level administrative divisions of the People\'s Republic of China
China
(PRC), including all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, in order of their Human Development Index (HDI), alongside Taiwan
Taiwan
. The 2014 figures for PRC divisions come from the 2016 China
China
National Human Development Report (2016中国人类发展报告), published by United Nations Development Programme , the China
China
Development Research Foundation, and the Renmin University of China
China
. This report did not cover Hong Kong and Macau
Macau
, which are special administrative regions of the PRC, nor Taiwan, which is governed by the Republic of China
China
(ROC)
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Party Chief Of The Communist Party Of China
CURRENT LEADERSHIP * Xi-Li Administration
Xi-Li Administration
* National leaders President (list ): Xi Jinping Vice President (list ): Li Yuanchao * Provincial leaders Communist Party * History * Organization * National Party Congress (18th ) * Central Committee (18th ) General Secre
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