China Brochure

By Vincent Yang.

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Geography.

  • China is bordered by seas and waters eastward, with the East China Sea, Korean Bay, Yellow Sea, Taiwan Strait, and South China Sea.
  • China has been officially divided into 5 homogeneous physical and macro-regions.
  • Traditionally , the Chinese population centered around the Chinese center plain.
  • China is the 4rd largest country in total area.
  • China has 50,000 rivers, each with a catchment area greater than 100 square kilo meters.
  • China has substantial mineral reserves and is the world's largest producer of antimony, natural graphite, tungsten, and zinc.
  • With comparatively little land planted to permanent crops, intensive agriculture techniques are used to reap harvests that are sufficient to feed the world's population and stillhave surplus for export.
  • China lies in two of the world's major ecozones, The Paleartic and the Indo Malaya
  • China claimed of the 41,000 km Pamir Mountains area, a region of soaring mountain peaks and glaciers filled valleys where the borders of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the former Soviet Union, and china meet in Central Asia.
  • The climate of China is extremely diverse, ranging from tropical in the far south to subartic in the far north. and alpine in the higher elevation of the Tibetan Plateau.

Culture

Government
  • Divided among several bodies: The Legislative branch, the Executive branch, the Judical branch, and the Military branch.
  • A group of 4 to 9 people,, usually all older men who make all decisions of national significance.
Religion
  • Chinese religions are family-oriented.
  • China has been the host to a variety of the most enduring religion philosophical traditions of the world.
Economic Systems
  • China is the world's second largest economy by nominal GDP and by purchasing power parity.
  • It is the world's fastest-growing major economy, with growth rates averaging 10% over the past 30 years.
Social Organization
  • there are large numbers of mass organization in China.
  • Organizations carry their duties independently in accordance with the constitution and the law.
Custom and Traditions
  • Chinese art is greatly influenced by the country's rich spiritual and mystical history.
  • The largest festival - also called the Spring Festival - marks the beginning of the lunar new year.
Languages
  • The official language is mandarin, which consists of 40,000 unique characters.
  • There are 7 and 13 main regional groups of Chinese
Arts and Literature
  • As early as 7,000 or 8,000 years ago, Chinese ancestors had already started to dance.
  • Chinese painting pays great attention to the precision of ink lines and strives for vividness and contrast.

DBQ

In the 1960s, about 60 % of the Chinese labor Force were employed in agriculture the figure remained more of less constant throughout the early phase of industrialization between the 1960s and 1990s, but in view of the rapid production growth, this amounted to a rapid growth of industrial sector in absolute terms, of up to 8% per year during the 1970s by 1990, the labor force employed in agriculture had fallen to about 30%. The provinces in the coastal regions of China tend to be more industrialized, while regions in hinterland are less developed.

QUESTION 1 : Where would agriculture labor workers more likely to work at ?
A.) Regions in Hinterland
B.) Coastal Regions
C.) North China
D.) South Central China

QUESTION 2 : Using the given information, what can you say is true ?
A.) Industrial labor work are not as often than Agriculture labor work.
B.) Industrial labor work has fallen over the years.
C.) There is no agriculture labor work in the coastal regions.
D.) Agriculture work lead into rapid production growth.

Venn Diagram.

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