China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, it is the world's second-largest state by land area and third- or fourth-largest by total area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities and the Special Administrative Regions Hong Kong and Macau, also claiming sovereignty over Taiwan.
China's fashion industry is set to become one of the world's largest fashion market, and will account for about 30 percent of the global fashion market's growth over the next five years.
As the Chinese economy continues its dynamic performance the country will continue to be important as a manufacturing nation as well as a consumer market for shoes, clothing, handbags, and trendy accessories.
Learn more about this important market from our world of clothing section.
Learn about Taiwan as well.
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