Asia@RMIT – China
The People's Republic of China (PRC) is the largest country in East Asia and the most populous in the world with over 1.3 billion people, approximately one-fifth of the world's population. It is a socialist republic ruled by the Communist Party of China under a single-party system and has jurisdiction over twenty-two provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities, and two largely self-governing Special Administrative Regions (Hong Kong and Macau).
Hardly surprising is the fact that China is one of the most popular locations researched by RMIT academics and students. The diversity of this research is reflected in projects ranging from one looking at Chinese management accountants coping with changes from a planned economy to a market economy, to one analysing the environmental, health and safety needs of Chinese female sex workers, and another investigating the Chinese media in the new millennium.