China is, technically, a communist country, but far from the closed systems of past decades. While professional missionaries are not welcome, many faith-based organizations have influenced this country in the past 30 years. Even through the most repressive years, the church in China has shown tremendous growth, mostly without outside assistance. That growth is continuing, but unevenly throughout the country. Perhaps China’s greatest spiritual need now is to promote a strategic vision, for the church inside and outside, to deploy spiritual resources to the most needed and unengaged areas and peoples.
There are about 465 unreached people groups within China itself, accounting for more than 180 million people.
China has the largest population in the world, with over 1.3 billion people (1,343,239,923) as of July 2012.
China is the third-largest state in the world, also containing the highest mountains and plateaus in the world.