Rob Laddish

With 1.35 billion citizens, China has the biggest population in the world. Due to its sheer size, world news headlines are dominated by China, and standard Chinese is the language of their media. The government of China differs from most countries in that it is only partially a democratically-elected system called a socialist single-party state. China is the name assigned by outsiders to the country, but the people of China call it Zhongguo. Famous celebrities descending from China include Vera Wang, Yo-yo Ma, I.M. Pei, Priscilla Chan, Lucy Liu. Famous athletes from China include Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian.