The Chinese nation is officially defined by the government of the People’s Republic of China as the general designation of the 56 recognized ethnic groups within the territory of the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese nation is the only community name that represents the modern Chinese nation.
The Chinese nation consists of 56 ethnic groups. The han nationality is the main ethnic group in China, accounting for 91.51% of the total population. Another 55 ethnic groups, accounting for 8.49%. The han nationality and the 55 ethnic minorities make up the great Chinese nation. China is a unified multi-ethnic country with the han nationality as the main body and 56 ethnic groups as a whole.