This is a complete guide to the People's Republic of China. This indispensable survey contains over 250 pages of well-researched, up-to-date, impartial data on the economy, geography and political situation to provide a complete picture of the area. An introductory section contains invaluable background material on the country as a whole, including: detailed essays on "Economic Regionalism in the People's Republic of China" and "Governing China: Unity, Control, Decentralization and Global Integration; a chronology of the country, from the period of the Zhou dynasty to the official campaign to impose stricter controls on the Internet; statistics of major demographic and economic indicators; and, details of the national government. Individual chapters on each of the provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities include: a map of the area, with geographical and historical information; an economic survey presenting the latest available statistics on gross regional product, transport, agriculture, mining, industry, trade, foreign investment and employment; and, a directory of the names and addresses of leading administrative and political officials. The book has a full index, which includes a listing of alternative names for regions and capital cities.