Two serious disasters stroke China this year – the COVID-19 outbreak and huge floods along the Yangtze River in a scale not seen in over two decades. Soldiers and officers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have played significant roles in alleviating the suffering of the people.
China is the third largest country in the world by area and the largest country in the world by population. Properly known as the People’s Republic of China, the political territory of the country includes Tibet and Hong Kong. The capital is Beijing.
The Yangtze or Yangzi is the longest river in Asia, the third-longest in the world and the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country. It rises at Jari Hill in the Tanggula Mountains and flows 6,300 km in a generally easterly direction to the East China Sea.