The world?s most populous country 1.428 Billion. Approximately 3.7 million square miles in area. Increased in urbanization from 20% in 1980 to over 55% in 2016. Yangtze River Delta Megalopolis 150 million people (estimate). Communist party guiding force since 1948. Economic freedom has expanded but political freedom has not. One party state. High Human Development (.758). High tech transformation in recent decades. Continual conflict with Taiwan over its status.