US denies China's claim

China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's second-most populous country with a population exceeding 1.4 billion. China spans the equivalent of five time zones and borders fourteen countries by land, tied with …
China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's second-most populous country with a population exceeding 1.4 billion. China spans the equivalent of five time zones and borders fourteen countries by land, tied with Russia as having the most of any country in the world. With an area of nearly 9.6 million square kilometres, it is the world's third largest country by total land area. The country is divided into 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities, and two semi-autonomous special administrative regions. The national capital is Beijing, and the most populous city and largest financial center is Shanghai.
  • Capital: Beijing
  • Official languages: Standard Chinese
  • Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist republic
  • Legislature: National People's Congress
  • Currency: Renminbi (元/¥) (CNY)
  • Largest city by population: Shanghai
Data from: en.wikipedia.org