China isn't a country - it's a different world. Unless you have a couple of years and unlimited patience, it's best to follow a loose itinerary here, such as following the Silk Road, sailing down the Yangzi River, or exploring the Dr Seuss landscape of Guangxi Province.
From shop-till-you-drop metropolises to the desert landscapes of Xinjiang, China is a land of cultural and geographic schisms. It's not that it has completely done away with its Maoist past - it's more that the yin of revolutionary zeal is being balanced by the yang of economic pragmatism.
There's so much to say about China. So much history, so much culture. Let this video speak for itself
People's Republic of China
9 596 960 sq km
GMT/UTC + 8 ()
Han Chinese (93%), plus 55 ethnic minorities
Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism (no stats available); Islam (14 million), Christianity (7 million)