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The Chinese people or simply Chinese, are people or ethnic groups identified with China, usually through ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, or other affiliation.Chinese people are known as Huaren (simplified Chinese: 华人; traditional Chinese: 華人) or Hua people by Chinese language speakers including Chinese speakers living in Greater China as well as Chinese diaspora (overseas Chinese), while the term Zhongguoren (中国人; 中國人) more closely refers to citizens of the People's Republic of China, including people of non-Han Chinese ethnicity.The Han Chinese are the largest ethnic group in China, comprising approximately 92% of its Mainland population. They comprise approximately 95%, 92% and 89% of the population of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau respectively. They are also the world's largest ethnic group, comprising approximately 18% of the global human population.Outside China, the terms "Han Chinese" and "Chinese" are often conflated since those identifying or registered as Han Chinese are the dominant ethnic group in China. There are 55 officially-recognized ethnic minorities in China who may also identify as "Chinese".
People from Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), may also be referred to as "Chinese" in various contexts, though they are usually referred to as "Taiwanese". The territory of Taiwan is disputed and the ROC has limited recognition of its sovereignty.
The term "Overseas Chinese" is used to refer to the extensive Chinese diaspora and/or its descendants.

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