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|1 of 242 in the World|
China is located in East Asia. China borders 14 countries: Vietnam, Laos and Burma/Mynamar in Southeast Asia; India, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan in South Asia; Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia; and Russia, Mongolia and North Korea in Northern Asia. It also has a long coastline, facing South Korea and Japan across the East China Sea, and Taiwan and the Philippines across the South China Sea. China also occupies the formerly independent country of Tibet.
China’s terrain varies enormously across it’s vast area. Along the eastern coastline, there are large and highly populated alluvial plains. The delta’s of two great rivers, the Yellow River and the Yangtze empty into the sea in the central region of the coast. The south mainly features hills and low mountains, while to the west a high plateau and the Himalayan Mountain range are dominant. The world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8848 m) lies on the Tibet-Nepal border. In the north the Gobi Desert and broad steppes-like grasslands predominate.
The total land area of China is 9,706,961 sq km (3,747,879 sq miles) and had a population of 1,354 million in 2012. Some 92% of the population are Han Chinese 92%, with the remaining 8% comprising 55 other ethnic groups. The capital city is Beijing, (formerly called Peking).
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in China.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
China civil aircraft use the registration sequence B-2000 to B-9999 since 1975. The original pre-1928 allocation was X-Cxxx, but this chnaged to XT-xxx in 1928.
All-time China – civil aircraft register (X-Caaa XT-aaa B-nnnn) [TO BE ADDED].
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Military Air Arms
Current military air arms-
Air Force (People’s Liberation Army Air Force)
Naval Aviation (People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force)
Army Aviation (People’s Liberation Army)
Historical military air arms-
Air Force (Chinese Nationalist Air Force)
various Warlord air arms
Central Government Agencies
Coast Guard Aviation (China Maritime Safety Administration)
Police Aviation (Ministry of Public Security)
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – no information
Police Aviation (People’s Armed Police)
Search & Rescue (MOT Rescue and Salvage Bureau)
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
To be added
None at present.
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Beijing Aviation Museum
China Aviation Museum
China Civil Aviation Museum
Tainjin Binhai Military Theme Park
Korean War Memorial Museum
Military Museum of the PRC
National Defence Park, Chengdu
Northwest Polytechnic University Museum, Xian
Oriental Green Boat Park
Ranghe Aviation Exhibition Hall
Shanghai Aviation Enthusiasts Centre
Shenfei Aircraft Corporation Museum
World Park, Beijing
Magazines Guide for China
To be added
To be added.