China Surf Spot Guide

China facts

Capital:
Beijing
Population:
1,330,044,544 (July 2008 est.)
Area:
9,596,960 sq km
Coastline:
14,500 km
Climate:
Extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north
Language:
Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages (see Ethnic groups entry)

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