Population 1.34 billion (2009), this is the largest in the world. Labour force of 812.70 million.
Main export commodities: Electrical machinery, apparel, textiles, iron, steel, optical and medical equipment. 7.5% of the UK imports originate from China.
Main import commodities: Electrical machinery, oil, minerals, metal ores, plastics and organic chemicals.
Economy: China’s economy has changed dramatically over the last 30 years. Previously there was little trade with the outside world. Now China is the workshop of the world.
There are many business opportunities in China. With such a keen focus on international trade English is used widely in the business world.
China’s main ports: Dalian, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen.
China’s main airports: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen.