Сhina is Rimland country, but historically focused on Continental geopolitics. Now main dilemma of China is balance between rich coastal zone and poor Interland territories.
70% - Eurasianist, 30% Atlanticist.
Russia, Brazil, Iran, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Sudan, Venezuela, North Korea.
Turkey, Continental Europe (changing balance), Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand
East and Central Asia, Africa, Middle East, Pacific region
Cyber issues (China claimed by USA for hacker attacks).
Spartly Islands in South-China Sea with Malaysia, Philippiones, Brunei and Vietnam
Diaoyu (Senkaku) Islands in East China Sea with Japan
Disputed border with India
Undefined border with Bhutan.
There are as many as 292 living languages in China. The languages most commonly spoken belong to the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family, which contains Mandarin (spoken natively by 70% of the population), and other Chinese varieties: Wu (including Shanghainese), Yue (including Cantonese and Taishanese), Min (including Hokkien and Teochew), Xiang, Gan, and Hakka. Languages of the Tibeto-Burman branch, including Tibetan, Qiang, Naxi and Yi, are spoken are spoken across the Tibetan and Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau. Other ethnic minority languages in southwest China include Zhuang, Thai, Dong and Sui of the Tai-Kadai family, Miao and Yao of the Hmong–Mien family, and Wa of the Austroasiatic family. Across northeastern and northwestern China, minority ethnic groups speak Altaic languages including Manchu, Mongolian and several Turkic languages: Uyghur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Salar and Western Yugur. Korean is spoken natively along the border with North Korea. Sarikoli, the language of Tajiks in western Xinjiang, is an Indo-European language. Taiwanese aborigines, including a small population on the mainland, speak Austronesian languages.
China officially recognizes 56 distinct ethnic groups, the largest of which are the Han Chinese, who constitute about 91.51% of the total population. The Han Chinese – the world's largest single ethnic group. Ethnic minorities account for about 8.49% of the population of China, according to the 2010 census.
China is a recognized nuclear weapons state and has the world's largest standing army, with the second-largest defence budget (after USA).
China is member of UN, WTO, APEC, BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the BCIM and the G-20.