|Name:||People's Rebublic of China|
|Human Name:||Wang Yao|
|Height:||169 cm (5'6.5")|
|First Appearance (volume):||Volume 1|
|First Appearance (strip):||Chapter 2: Allied Forces|
|First Appearance (anime):||Episode 01|
|Japanese VA:||Yuki Kaida|
|English VA:||Clarine Harp|
China is one of the main characters in the series Hetalia: Hetalia: Axis Powers (anime) and Hetalia: Axis Powers: Paint it. White as a member of the Allied Forces alongside America, England, France, and Russia.
During the years of 2007 and 2008 Himaruya gave human names to some of the characters. China received the name: Wang Yao; "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 typical, green, Chinese uniform with a red band with a star design on it. On occasion he has seen to have a panda in a bamboo basket on his back that accompanies him.
It is mentioned that China also bears a scar given to him by Japan
As one of the oldest nations 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 senteces with "-aru" (a Japanese stereotype of the Chinese). When conversing with England however, it has been shown that he ends his sentences with "-ahen" (opium) as he still holds a grudge against him since the Opium War.
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 - to which Japan rejected. Japan eventually betrayed China in an effort to initiate war and injured China - leaving a scar, and broken relationship to this day.
In spite of the fact that the two nations have maintained a generally close relationship with eachother throughout the years, China is extremely suspicious and weary of him. In one case it was shown Russia had been stalking China while in the guise of a panda.
Korea tends to constantly China by claiming he is the originator of many inventions and is the elder brother of both him and Japan.