China is located in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam.
Global Ministries’ emphasis in China includes educational and community development programs particularly in the poorer provinces, and education for young girls and minorities living in rural communities. Global Ministries also supports the growing church in China through education of the next generation of church leaders. Partners in China who host our missionaries include the Amity Foundation, which provides a variety of social, educational and community programs; Nanjing Theological Seminary, which develops leaders for the church in China; and the Sichuan TV and Radio University, which provides education to over 150,000 students, particularly in rural areas, through remote learning centers.
Population (2014 est) – 1,355,692,576
Area – 5,963,000 mi
Capital – Beijing
- Han Chinese – 91.6%
- Zhuang – 1.3%
- Other (includes Hui, Manchu, Uighur, Miao, Yi, Tujia, Tibetan, Mongol, Dong, Buyei, Yao, Bai, Korean, Hani, Li, Kazakh, Dai and other nationalities) – 7.1%
Exports – electrical and other machinery, including data processing equipment, apparel, radio telephone handsets, textiles, integrated circuits
Imports – electrical and other machinery, oil and mineral fuels; nuclear reactor, boiler, and machinery components; optical and medical equipment, metal ores, motor vehicles; soybeans
Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 73 years, F 78 years
Infant Mortality (2014 est) – 14.79 deaths/1,000 live births
Adult Illiteracy Rate – 4.9%