|People's Republic of China|
|Type||Unitary socialist one-party state|
|Head(s) of State||President Qian (ca. 1999)|
The People's Republic of China, locally known as China, is a large communist state located in East Asia bordering Russia, Mongolia, Korea, Vietnam, Burma, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. It is one of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and one of the founders of the Earth Space Defense.
During the War of 1996, mainland China was hit hard by City Destroyers, where a large number of cities were destroyed only next to the United States. Following the July 4th counterattack, the vast majority of the Chinese leadership were killed in the attacks and were replaced by younger, less experienced people. The Chinese government also abolished its one-child policy due to the huge loss of life in its population inflicted by the war.
The Chinese government was hesitant to join the Earth Space Defense initiative due to several concerns such as the status of Tibet, which saw a resurgence of violent Tibetan separatism, and Taiwan. However, in February 1999, U.S. President Thomas Whitmore and David Levinson managed to persuade President Qian and the Central Committee to join the ESD in exchange for China owning portions of the Moon. Within a decade, China was technologically ahead in reverse-engineering alien technology, specifically on transport and heavy lifting technology which were used for transporting materiel to the Moon to construct the ESD Moon Base.
In 2009, Beijing (renamed as New Beijing) became the command center of the ESD Moon Base from Earth.