The People's Republic of China is a country that exists in Southeast Asia. It is the third-largest country in terms of land, but it consists of the world's greatest population with roughly one billion people. Historically, China has been the subject of Western Influence for many centuries, and throughout most of its life was the subject to European Influence in the Opium Wars and other conflicts. China bolstered friendship near the end of the 20th Century, fighting against the Axis powers in the brutal Second World War. Though having fought alongside the United States through the Second World War, China fell under Communist rule at the conclusion of the Chinese Civil War, and henceforth served as a major ally of the Soviet Union, but that didn't last and soon became a nation that nobody wanted to be along side with.
Before the outbreak of the Federation War in 2075, the Peoples Republic of China sided with the Russian Federation during the destructive Dominion War. Things only got worse for China, when the European Coalition staged a Political Coup inside China, Russia, and the United States, essentially making them puppets until 2038 when the European Coalition's Economy hit an economic recession, in what became known as the Great Collapse.
In the 2040s, after the North Korean regime collapsed into full anarchy, and what followed was the unification of Korea into the United Korean Republic. Fearing the safety and security, the Peoples Republic of China entered into a historic economic partnership with the Federation of the Americas. This partnership allowed for the Federation to invest into Chinese Markets, in turn the Chinese and the Federation would create the Pacific Shipping lanes. Essentially, the Chinese outsourced there economy to South America.
Despite this economic partnership with the Federation, China continued to become economically weakened as the Federation, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia continued to take the business from China. As a result, the Peoples Republic of China entered into a new relationship with its nearby allies of Laos and Cambodia. Similar to that of the Federation, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand were officially incorporated into the Peoples Republic of China.
Despite the expansion, the effects of no exports to China's primary market for exports changed radically, suffering a sharp decline of 15% in manufacturing jobs. This, combined with the wild fluctuations in oil prices, further destabilizes the world economy. For the first time, workers in China in facilities near Beijing clashed with authorities in a workers strike, with one dead and fifty injured. The protest came after a wave of layoffs due to the falling demand for Chinese-made goods. This in turn caused China's unemployment and poverty rate to skyrocket, with a good 15% of manufacturing jobs being lost. This, combined with the wild fluctuations in oil prices, destabilized the world economy even further.
With China's primary market for exports has changing in just a matter of a few short years, it became evident that consumers in the United States, Europe, and Asia no longer seemed interested in purchasing luxury goods from labels like a Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Even mainstays like personal electronic devices have saw dips in sales. Evidently, the trend to continued as the Federation continued to increase its presence as the new world power. By 2055, China's prestige and influence further diminished, likely further exacerbated by the largely unsuccessful attempts by the international community to resolve the subsequent European-Iranian War that severely disrupted the global energy supplies even further disrupted the faltering world economy. Because of this, China focused its attention on investing into the Federation of the Americas, which now had the largest economy in the Western Hemisphere. In return, the Federation began expanding its image to impoverished nations in Africa and the Middle East.
Despite the Americans indirect role in China's own economic woes, China was among the few nations that was actively praised by the Federation of the Americas. The Federation's policy of maintaining alliances with both China and the United States is what further tarnished its image with the United States Government. Sometime PMC Wars in 2064, despite the Federations increasingly overt Authoritarianism, China continued to outsource resources to South America.
In 2075, after years of growing tension between the Federation of the Americas, and the United States, it ultimately cultivated in the American Invasion of Caracas and Northern Brazil, which was successfully repelled by the Federation. With the US seemingly going on the offensive, the Peoples Republic of China ultimately aligned themselves with the Federation of the Americas. In 2079-2080, the Peoples Republic of China ultimately joined the war against the United States of America. However, over the course of the Federation-American War, thanks to skillful American Diplomacy, it became evident that the Chinese had essentially entered a war they could not win.
In the aftermath of the Federation-American War, the United Nations Security Command emerged victorious over the Federation. The Peoples Republic of China at this point ended its war with Russia, but had not ended its war with the Americans. In August of 2087, officials of the Peoples Republic of China and the United States met, and discussed peace terms. The PRC agreed to withdraw from all occupied lands, and the United States agreed to continuously trading with the UNSC.
The Peoples Republic of China of the 2090s carries over the same political function as the Peoples Republic of China from the 2020s. The PRC is a highly centralized, one-party republic. It is dominated by the Chinese Communist Party, and ultimately the President China is the Supreme Leader of the PRC, and also commander and chief of the military. The government's ideology is the Chinese version of the Communist Ideology, although the Peoples Republic of China has many aspects that goes against the Communist Faith.
The Peoples Liberation Army (Or PLA) is the military force of the PRC. As of the end of the Federation-American War, the PLA has 1.5 Million personnel, before this it was estimated to have an official count of 7 Million Members due to contributions of its people and its annexed members. This makes the Peoples Republic of China the largest military in the world, although after the outbreak of the Federation War, China became second. The military is coordinated by the PLA Strategic Command, the PLA military capital located in Shanghai, which became the New Capital of the Peoples Republic of China.
Since the unification of China, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, the Peoples Republic of China is a modernized military after having replaced and scrapped most of its post Russo-American War era ordnance and upgrading the Army's training in an accelerated program. The military is commonly armed with Federation made weapons and vehicles, resulting from the outsourcing of the Chinese economy to the Federation. The military, is also utilizing advanced weapons purchased from Russia and China.
Despite the Peoples Republic of China having a large army, its economy is miniscule. Before Russo-American War, China's economy was extremely well managed and was experiencing economic growth due to political squabbles. Because of the Russo-American War, the Great Collapse, the Delhi Cough, and the European-Iranian War, the Peoples Republic of China suffered the same issues with the United States, the European Coalition, and Russia with declining overseas trade, poor spending, and other factors that lead to the PRC being downgraded from a superpower.
Upon the annexation Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, and the economic partnerships with the Federation, the PRC economy expanded slowly. Chinas massive conglomerates there Southeast Asian Competitors. This gave them larger work forces, new ideas, and part of the market share in the global economy. The PRC's alliance with the Federation in South America excelled development in Asia and allowed the PRC to once again start regaining law and order.
The Peoples Republic of China may call itself a Communist State, however there are many factors that question that if this is really the case. Under Chinese President Mao Yanhai's reforms, the Peoples Republic of China increasingly allowed Public and Private Industry inside the territory of the PRC. In addition to these reforms, the Chinese instead of having an upper class and a lower class had decided to create the new "Education Middle Class" to create marks of distinction between the upper elite and the poor class. The Middle Class elite is the predominant available working class inside the Peoples Republic of China.
One of the other biggest resources of the Chinese Economy was from the Federation Occupied regions of the United States and North America. The importation of the vast resources of the occupied region such as coal, grain, potash, lumber, fresh water, and even Human Labor to work in Chinese Factories ultimately helped the Peoples Republic of China in there wartime economy. During the course of the occupation, several companies of the PRC assisted in the occupation of the U.S. Ready Electronics imported the C4 used to attack American cities' transportation systems. The PRC's oil companies imported equipment to drill for shale oil in the Rocky Mountains.
The PRC's Economy however is highly influenced by the Federation. The Federation had forms in all aspects of the Chinese Economy, from the distribution of resources to the supply of equipment. This economic growth was ultimately hindered after Operation Scorched Earth ended the Federation-American War, and the Federation. Ultimately though with the unified economies of the United Nations Security Council, this won't be the case for long.