ChinaThe People’s Republic of China is a vast Asian country with the world’s largest population. It borders 14 nations – Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Mongolia and North Korea. Chinese civilization is about 8,000 years old and has endured through millennia of tumultuous upheaval and revolutions, periods of golden ages and anarchy alike. Beer brewing, clocks, tea, silk, steel, gun powder, fireworks, porcelain, moveable type, paper and compasses are all Chinese inventions.