Welcome to the China Dimensions data collection. Over the past decade, China has experienced rapid economic and social change. These changes, in concert with a growing population, are expected to lead to significant regional and global environmental change. This site offers access to a unique data collection that has been designed to facilitate a wide range of natural science and socioeconomic research and educational activities. It enables both researchers and the general public to obtain accurate and timely information on the world's most populous country.
You will find a variety of socioeconomic data in this site, including Geographic Information System (GIS) databases that cover the administrative regions of China, presented at a scale of 1:1,000,000. These databases may be integrated with agricultural, land use, environmental, and socioeconomic data to track China's economic growth, population increases, and environmental change.