The People's Republic of China (PRC), is located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.3 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party of China, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing.
China officially recognizes 56 distinct ethnic groups, the largest of which are the Han Chinese, who constitute about 92% of the total population.
China is now the third-most-visited country in the world, with 55.7 million visitors in 2010.