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Flag of China
Land Area 9,326,410 km2
Water Area 270,550 km2
Total Area 9,596,960 km2
Population 1,373,541,278
Population Density 143.12 / km2
Government Type Communist State
GDP (PPP) $21,100.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $14,600
Currency Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Largest Cities
  • Shanghai (22,315,474)
  • Beijing (11,716,620)
  • Tianjin (11,090,314)
  • Guangzhou (11,071,424)
  • Shenzhen (10,358,381)
  • Wuhan (9,785,388)
  • Dongguan (8,000,000)
  • Chongqing (7,457,600)
  • Chengdu (7,415,590)
  • Nanjing (7,165,292)
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B
  • Zhang Ailing novelist
  • Li Ao writer
  • Lu Banglie activist
  • Chen Baogu actor
  • Fu Baoshi artist
  • Niu Ben actor
  • Fu Biao actor
  • Ma Biao chairman government of Guangxi
  • Li Bing football player
  • Fan Bingbing actress, singer
  • He Binglin chemist
  • Zhang Binglin phonologist
  • Bingyi artist, curator, scholar, architectural designer, cultural critic, activist
  • Yu Bo actor
C
  • Wang Canfa professor, lawyer
  • Charlie Chan fictional detective
  • Johnny Chan poker player
  • Lien Chan politician
  • Y.R. Chao phonologist, dialectologist
  • Wan Chaochen animator
  • Calvin Chen singer, actor
  • Tien-Fong Cheng educator, politician, diplomat
  • Yen Chia-jin former president
  • Cecilia Sun Yun Chiang chef
  • John Chiang actor
  • Wang Chien-shien former finance minister
  • Li Ching table tennis player
  • Chiang Ching-kuo former president
  • Soong Ching-ling former president
  • Zu Chongzhi mathematician, astronomer
  • Vic Chou actor, singer
  • Athena Chu actress, singer
  • Guo Chunning graphic designer
  • Empress Dowager Cixi Qing dynasty de facto leader
  • Confucius politician, teacher, editor, social philosopher
  • Li Cunxin ballet dancer
D
  • Yu Dan professor
  • Zhao Dan actor
  • Zhou Dan lawyer, scholar, activist
  • Sun Daolin actor, film director
  • Chen Daoming actor
  • Chen Daqi politician
  • Li Dazhao editor, critic
  • Gan De astronomer
  • Zhu De general, politician, revolutionary
  • Wu Di critic, historian
  • Wan Dihuan filmmaker
  • Liu Dingshuang former secretary communist party of China
  • Su Dongpo poet
  • Li Dongyang Ming Dynasty scholar
  • Mao Dun writer
  • Chen Duxiu co-founder of the Communist party
E - F
  • Chou Enlai former premier
  • Zhou Enlai former premier
  • Liang Fa preacher
  • Li Fan actor
  • Zhang Fengyi actor
  • Xu Fu court sorcerer in the Qin Dynasty
  • King Fuchai former king of Wu
  • Wang Fuli actress
  • Willie Fung actor
  • Zhan Furui librarian, literary critic
  • Xie Fuzhi military commander
G
  • Chen Gang composer
  • Wang Gang actor
  • Hu Ge actor
  • Han Geng singer, dancer, actor
  • Feng Gong actor, film director
  • King Goujian former king of Yue
  • Pan Guang professor, director
  • Sima Guang historian, scholar, high chancellor of the Song Dynasty
  • Chen Guangcheng civil rights activist
  • Zhu Guangqian founder of the study of aesthetics in China
  • Wan Guchan filmmaker
  • Yang Guifei emperor's consort
  • Yuan Guiren academic, minister of education

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G continued
  • Hua Guofeng former chairman of the Communist Party, former premier
  • Cai Guo-Qiang artist
  • Tang Guoqiang actor
  • Guo Guoting lawyer
H
  • Gaozu Han former emperor
  • Chen Hao actress
  • Qin Hao actor
  • Xie He writer, art historian, critic
  • Zheng He explorer, diplomat
  • Zhang Heng astronomer, mathematician, artist, literature scholar
  • David Ho AIDS researcher
  • Jia Hongsheng actor
  • Wang Hongwei actor
  • Hongwu former emperor
  • Li Hongzhang former statesman
  • Li Hongzhi founder, spiritual master of Falun Gong
  • Fu Hsi cultural hero
  • Qin Shi Huangdi former king of Chinese State of Qin
  • Qin Hui historian, public intellectual
  • Shi Hui actor
  • Tung Chee Hwa entrepreneur
J
  • Jalsan politician, scholar, Buddhist leader in the People's Republic of China
  • Ma Ji actor
  • Hu Jia activist
  • Wen Jiabao premier of People's Republic of China
  • Chen Jiafeng violinist
  • Jiang Jianqing banker
  • Song Jiaoren political leader, founder of the Kuomintang
  • Zhang Jie physicist
  • Ha Jin writer, novelist
  • Na Jin actress, screenwriter
  • Qiu Jin revolutionary, feminist, writer
  • Xu Jinglei actress, film director, editor
  • Wei Jingsheng activist, writer
  • Wang Jingwei politician, former president
  • Hu Jintao president of People's Republic of China
  • Zeng Jinyan blogger, human rights activist
  • Jinyong novelist
  • Xie Jun chess player
  • Zheng Junli actor, film director
K
  • Chiang Kai-shek political leader, military leader
  • Kangxi former emperor
  • Charles Kao optical fiber inventor
  • Ma Ke fashion designer
  • Genghis Khan Mongolian emperor
  • Kublai Khan Mongolian general, statesman, founder of the Yuan Dynasty, former Emperor of Yuan
  • V.K. Wellington Koo diplomat
  • H.H. Kung politician, banker, former premier
  • Wang Kunlun politician
  • Shen Kuo scientist, statesman of the Song Dynasty
L
  • Leon Lai actor, singer
  • Raymond Lam actor, singer
  • Yang Lan television talk show host
  • Carina Lau actress
  • Ang Lee film director
  • Witness Lee Christian founder of the local church
  • Hao Lei actress
  • Gong Li actress
  • Jet Li actor, martial artist
  • Nina Li actress
  • Fu Liang politician
  • Zeng Liansong designer of the People's Republic of China's flag, economist
  • Poon Lim sailor
  • Zhuo Lin politician
  • Bai Ling actress
  • Li Lingyu actor, singer
  • Ruan Lingyu actress
  • Yang Liwei astronaut

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L - M
  • Gongsun Longzi logician of the warring states period
  • Cai Lun inventor of paper
  • Mencius philosopher
  • Chen Mengjia scholar, archaeologist
  • Huang Ming engineer, politician
  • Yao Ming basketball player
  • Chen Mingde politician
  • Chen Mingyi politician
  • Yuan Muzhi actor, director
P
  • Diana Pang dancer, actress
  • I.M. Pei architect
  • Liu Peiqi actor
  • Li Peng former premier
  • Wang Pi Three Kings philosopher
  • Yuen Woo Ping martial artist
  • Li Po poet
  • Aixinjue luo Puyi last emperor of China
Q
  • Huang Qi human rights activist
  • Sima Qian historiographer
  • Hu Qiaomu former revolutionary, sociologist, Marxist, philosopher,
  • Han Qide politician, medical scientist
  • Qigong calligrapher, artist, painter
  • Zeng Qinghong politician, former vice president
  • Gong Qiuxia actor, singer
R - S
  • Chao Yuen Ren linguist
  • Zhu Rongji politician, former premier
  • Chen Sa pianist
  • He Saifei actress
  • Han Shangdi former emperor
  • Liu Shaoqi revolutionary, statesman, theorist
  • Shi Shen astronomer
  • Xu Shen philologist
  • Bright Sheng composer, conductor, pianist
  • Gong Shengliang preacher
  • Jin Shengtan editor, critic
  • Su Shi writer, poet
  • Ching Shih female pirate
  • Hu Shih writer, philosopher, essayist
  • Liang Shih-chiu educator, writer, translator, literary theorist, lexicographer
  • Yuan Shihkai former emperor
  • Zhu Shijie mathematician
  • Ding Shisun politician
  • Bai Shouyi historian
  • Chen Shui-bian president
  • Wei Shuo calligrapher
  • Li Siguang geologist
  • Cheng Siwei statesman, economist
  • Victoria Song singer, dancer
  • James Soong chairman of People's first party
  • Alec Su actor, singer
  • Betty Sun actress, singer
T - W
  • Tang Taizong former emperor
  • Guo Tao actor
  • Zhao Tao actress
  • Liu Tao actress
  • Chang Tao-fan member of Kuomintang
  • Jack C.K. Teng educator, writer, politician, diplomat
  • Lee Teng-hui former president (born in Japan)
  • Hong Tianguifu former king of China
  • Cui Tiankai minister of foreign affairs
  • Zhang Tielin actor, film director
  • Chang-lin Tien chancellor
  • Toktoghan historian
  • Chin Tsi-ang actor
  • Woo Tsin-hang linguist
  • Wong Tsu aviator
  • Lao Tzu father of Chinese Taoism
  • Sun Tzu philosopher
  • Chan Wing Wah composer
  • An Wang computer scientist, inventor
  • Linda Wang actress

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W
  • Zhen-yi Wang professor
  • Chen Wei human rights activist
  • Fan Wei actor
  • Te Wei animator
  • Tu Wei Ming ethicist
  • Xue Wei painter
  • Zhao Wei actress, singer
  • Ma-Xu Weibang film director
  • Wo Weihan biomedical researcher
  • Yuan Weishi professor
  • Ai Weiwei artist, curator, architect, activist
  • Chien Wei-zang physicist, mathematician, educator
  • Jiang Wen actor, director
  • Jiang Wenhao aviator
  • Faye Wong actress, singer, songwriter
  • Chien Shiung Wu physicist
  • Jiang Wu actor
X
  • Zhu Xi philosopher
  • Dou Xian former general, statesman
  • Cai Xiang calligrapher
  • Liu Xiaobo literary critic, writer, professor, human rights activist
  • Zhou Xiaochuan economist
  • Feng Xiaogang film director
  • Deng Xiaoping diplomat, Communist political leader
  • Fei Xiaotong sociologist
  • Liao Xiaoyi activist, journalist
  • He Xiehou educator, politician
  • Bo Xilai politician
  • Yang Xin actress
  • Gao Xingjian director, novelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter
  • Wen Xingyu comedian
  • Wang Xizhi calligrapher
  • Zhu Xu actor
  • Qian Xuantong phonetician
  • Xuanzang Buddhist monk
  • Yuan Xuefen actress
  • Li Xuejian actor
  • Zhang Xueliang patriotic hero
  • Lu Xun novelist
Y
  • Luo Yan screenwriter
  • Wang Yan actress
  • Chen Ning Yang physicist
  • Jerry Yang entrepreneur
  • Neilly Yang actor
  • Zhou Yang literary theorist, Marxist thinker
  • Wan Yanhai AIDS activist
  • Hu Yaobang former leader of People's Republic of China
  • Sun Yat-sen revolutionary, former president, founding father of Republic of China
  • Hou Yauwen actor
  • Sally Yeh actress, singer
  • Donnie Yen actor, martial artist, film director, producer
  • Charlie Yeung actress, singer
  • Ren Yexiang actress
  • Chen Yi composer
  • Meng Yi politician
  • Pu Yi former Qing Emperor
  • Wu Yi politician
  • Xia Yi actress, singer
  • Zhang Yimou film director
  • Diao Yinan film director, screenwriter
  • Ma Ying-jeou president (born in Hong Kong)
  • Chen Yinke historian
  • Yang Yongxin psychiatrist

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Y continued

  • Chen Huan You politician
  • Ge You actor
  • Qu You novelist
  • Yang Youxin scientist, filmmaker, painter
  • Jeme Tien Yow railway engineer
  • Cai Yuanpei chancellor
  • Gu Yue actor
  • Ji Yunshi politician
  • Lin Yutang writer, inventor
Z
  • Xuan Zang monk, scholar, traveler, translator
  • Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung) revolutionary, guerrilla warfare strategist, founder of the People's Republic of China, Communist leader, Marxist political philosopher
  • Jiang Zemin politician, former president
  • Chen Zeyu actor, singer
  • Ziyi Zhang actress
  • Jia Zhangke director
  • Li Zhaohuan educator, politician, banker
  • Hu Zhengyue politician
  • Zhai Zhigang astronaut
  • Liao Zhigao politician
  • Liu Zhijun railway systems engineer
  • Wang Zhiwen actor
  • Huang Zhizhong actor
  • Shellz Zhu model, actress
  • Lao Zi philosopher
  • Zhuang Zi philosopher
  • Li Zicheng rebel leader
  • Zhao Ziyang politician, former premier
  • Guo Ziyi Tang general
  • Zhang Ziyi dancer, actress
  • Zuo Zongtang statesman, military leader in the Qing Dynasty
  • Cai Zongze politician
  • Zhang Zuolin warlord of Manchuria
  • Zhou Zuoren writer, essayist, translator
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