China is located in the east of Asia and on the west coast of the Pacific Ocean. The land area is about 9.6 million square kilometers, the coastline of the eastern and southern continents is more than 18,000 kilometers, and the water area of the inland sea and the border sea is about 4.7 million square kilometers. China has 56 ethnic groups with a population of about 1.4 billion. There are 34 provincial administrative divisions in China, Beijing is the capital of China.
Having gone through over 5,000 years of vicissitudes, the Chinese civilization has always kept to its original root. As the unique cultural identity of the Chinese nation, it contains our most profound cultural pursuits and provides us with abundant nourishment for existence and development. The Chinese civilization, though born on the soil of China, has come to its present form through constant exchanges and mutual learning with other civilizations.
China ratified the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1985. At present, China has 55 cultural, natural and mixed World Heritage properties including 37 cultural heritage properties, 4 world mixed sites, and 14 natural heritage properties. China boasts of complete categories of World Heritage, including the world-renowned Great Wall, Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang, Mogao Caves, the Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor and other cultural heritage sites, as well as world mixed heritage properties such as Mount Taishan and Mount Wuyi, as well as the natural heritage proprieties including Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, China’s number of world natural heritages ranks first in the world, and it is among the top countries in terms of the number of world mixed cultural and natural heritages.
The Chinese Government has attached great importance to the protection of World Heritage, and has combined heritage protection with the improvement of people's livelihood and economic development to bring benefits to the people and improves people's livelihood through various means. China has played an active role in supporting and participating in the protection of World Heritage. So far, it has served as a Member of the World Heritage Committee four times, and hosted the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee, the ICOMOS 15th General Assembly and other important international conferences. Also, China has made positive contributions to the global World Heritage protection by making donations to the UNESCO, and promoting bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
You can easily find detailed information about China on the webpage of the state council of China. http://english.www.gov.cn