Domain registration China
The official domain extension for China is .CN.
Registering this domain extension is a recommended strategic move for those companies with interests in China or that are looking to protect their trademark within the country.
China, officially the People’s Republic of China, is a single-party socialist republic situated in East Asia. China has borders with 14 countries: Russia and Mongolia in the north, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to the west, North Korea to the east, and Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Bhutan and Nepal to the south. It sits on the South China Sea to the south, and on the East China Sea to the east. It is subdivided into 22 provinces, 5 autonomous regions and 4 municipalities ( Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing).
It covers a total area of 9,706,961 km², the world’s third largest country after Canada and Russia, and is predominantly mountainous (around three quarters of its surface area), with highlands descending gradually towards the eastern coastal plains and hills. The highlands of Tibet, with an average height of 4,000 m, is the area with the highest peaks (the Himalayan and Karakoram Ranges reach over 8,000 m); it is also the source of the three largest Chinese rivers (Yellow River, Pearl River and Yangtze River). Despite the number and size of China‘s mountain ranges, the landscape is considerably varied; from stepped hillsides to arid deserts, such as the Gobi and Taklamakan, to the subtropical regions in the south.
The population of 1,353,821,000 is mainly Han Chinese, with remaining numbers made up of around 55 minority groups. The capital, Beijing, is a city of constant growth and change; second to Beijing is Shanghai, an important centre of Chinese finance and manufacturing.
Although the official language is Standard Mandarin (of Han origin), there are almost 300 different languages spoken in China, due to the large number of ethnic groups. The local currency is the Chinese Yuan.
With a rapidly growing economy (second only to the USA in terms of GDP), China has heavily developed its manufacturing industries (particularly iron and steel) and coal mining, focusing on exports; this has also meant facing rising energy costs. Livestock farming (particularly pigs) and the cultivation of rice and wheat (but also tea, tobacco, cotton and linseed) are still very common activities in China.