|Name:||People's Rebublic of China|
|Human Name:||Wang Yao|
|Height:||169 cm (5'6.5")|
|First Appearance (volume):||Volume 1|
|First Appearance (strip):||Prologue: Meeting of the World|
|First Appearance (anime):||Episode 01|
|Japanese VA:||Yuki Kaida|
|English VA:||Clarine Harp|
During the years of 2007 and 2008 Himaruya gave human names to some of the characters. China received the name: Wang Yao (Yao Wang in western order); "Wang" being the most common surname in the nation of China, and "Yao" meaning "bright"
Full Article: Uniform Guide: China
China primarily appears as a man of fair skin, amber eyes and black hair. Himaruya has stated that his height is 169 cm, or about 5'6.5 inches tall, making him the shortest member of the Allied Forces. Typically he is seen wearing his hair in a ponytail and wearing a green Chinese military uniform with a red armband with a single yellow star on it. On occasion he has seen to have a panda in a bamboo basket on his back that accompanies him. He also bears a large scar on his back caused by Japan.
As the (canon) oldest nation, China brings it upon himself to act as an elder brother to the younger Asian nations and his disciples (the provinces), though he seldom is treated as one and has little control over them. Much like America, China does enjoy being and charge and receiving what he wants. One of his most prominent characteristics is that he ends his sentences with "-aru" (a Japanese stereotype of the Chinese). However, when conversing with England, it has been shown that he ends his sentences with "-ahen" (opium) as he still holds a grudge against him since the Opium War. He does not end his sentences with these suffixes in the English dub of the anime.
Hong Kong was raised by China as a child (the details of which are uncertain), until he became an English colony after China lost the Opium Wars. When Hong Kong returned to China, China was shocked at his changed personality from the years he spent with England. Though China acts more detached from Hong Kong, there is evidence that China still cares about him, as China didn't want him to separate and become independent later (although this may not be for personal reasons). In the main storyline and strips set in the present day, Hong Kong calls China "Teacher" and enjoys collecting pictures of China in embarrassing costumes.
Upon Japan's years of being a new nation, China discovered him as he appeared as a child with no caretaker and subsequently took him in and raised him as a brother--which Japan rejected. Japan eventually betrayed China in an effort to initiate war and attacked China, leaving a scar and broken relationship to this day. The two are shipped together in the fandom as NiChu.
Korea tends to constantly annoy China by claiming that other countries' discoveries originated from him and that he is older than both him and Japan. He refuses to believe that China does not like him. The two are shipped together in the fandom as Korea/China.
In spite of the fact that the two nations have maintained a generally close relationship with each other throughout the years, China is extremely suspicious and wary of him. In one case it was shown Russia had been stalking China while in the guise of a panda. The two are shipped together in the fandom as RoChu.