According to the map, we can see that:
- The population of China is equivalent to the population of North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and all of Western Europe -- combined.
- The population of China is equivalent to the combined population of the former Soviet Union, plus Pakistan, Afghanistan, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, and Hungary. Oh, and all of Southeast Asia, Japan, and both Koreas.
- The population of China is equivalent to the population of Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East put together.
- The population of China is equivalent to that of the world's second most populous country, India, plus that of Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.
- If they were separate countries, five Chinese provinces -- Guangdong, Shandong, Henan, Sichuan, and Jiangsu -- would rank in the world's top 20 in population.
- 14 of China's 34 provinces and administrative regions have a population greater than that of California, which is the most populous state in the United States.
- In 2010, 674 million Chinese people were classified as rural -- a number, though no longer growing, is still more than twice as great as the population of any other country in the world besides China and India.
- There are over 160 cities in China with a population over one million people. In the United States, there are nine.
- Are you familiar with the Chinese cities of Changzhou, Taizhou, and Zibo? No? Each of them has more people than Chicago does.
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