PopulationJuly 20, 2011China is the most populous country in the world, with 1.25909 billion people at the end of 1999, about 22 percent of the world's total. This figure does not include many Chinese in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region, and Taiwan Province.
Family Planning PolicyJuly 20, 2011China's family planning policy combines government guidance with the wishes of the masses. The basic requirements of family planning are late marriages and late childbearing, so as to have fewer but healthier babies.
Fifty-six Ethnic GroupsJuly 15, 2011