People & Culture

History Of China

- (1912-1949) they were the republic of china, a democracy.
- After 1949 and the end of World War 2 China became a communist state named the Peoples republic of china, and its first leader was Mao Zedong. He was known for his two movements while in power, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution which both caused mass death and political upheaval.
- After Mao Zedong's death in 1976, there was a power struggle between Mao's allies and Deng Xiaoping. He led the country to significant economic reforms, and lead the country to a less extreme form of Communism.

Current Facts

China's population is 1.3 billion.
Capital: Beijing
Animal: The giant panda is considered a Chinese national treasure. Just over 1,000 survive in the wild, most of them to be found in Sichuan Province.
National Day: Chinese celebrate October 1 as National Day in honor of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949.
The major minority ethnic groups in China are Zhuang (16.9 million), Uyghur (11.5 million), Hui (10.5 million), Manchu (10.3 million), Miao (9.4 million), Yi (8.7 million), Tujia (8.3 million), Tibetan (6.2 million), Mongol (5.9 million), Dong (2.8 million), Buyei (2.8 million), Yao (2.7 million), Bai (1.9 million)
China's Language:Standard Mandarin.
Major Religions: Taoism, Islam and Christianity.
Literacy Rate: 99.2%
Life expectancy at birth m/f: 74/77


These statistics play a part in society because it lets us know important things about the country.

Daily Life & Cuisine


Employment in restaurants, retail businesses, housekeeping, healthcare, engineering, advertising, technology. The first food was crops and broomcorn varieties of millet and rice in the south. Then warm noodle soups became popular.
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Government And Economics

China is a communist state and a Socialist state. China's GDP Per Capita is 6,800 in US dollars. Also the Currency is called Renminbi. The population living below poverty is 82 million. The top Exports are computers, phones. The top Imports are Iron Ore, Gold, and Cars.

Government Type and Branches

  • The legislative branch, the National peoples congress.
  • The executive branch, the State Council.
  • The judicial branch, the Supreme Peoples Council.
  • The military branch, the Central Military Commission.
  • Communist Country.
  • Xi Jinping is the leader.

Evaluation of Facts

This shows that China's branches of government are the same as the United States.

Economy Type

Since the 1980's, China's Communist Party has been using " socialist market economy"

Level Of Development

China's per capita output lags far behind developed countries. Statistics from the World Bank indicate that China's per capita GDP was only $3,700 in 2009, less than half the world's average of $8,500. It was less than one-tenth that of the United States, Japan and some other developed economies.

Evaluation of Facts

These facts explained what a developed country China is.


Beijing opera- is the most famous opera out of the 300 or more types of operas in China. There are annual events like Chine New Year, the Lantern Festival
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National Anthem


Arise! All who refuse to be slaves!
Let our flesh and blood become our new Great Wall!
As the Chinese nation faces its greatest peril,
All forcefully expend their last cries.
Arise! Arise! Arise!
Our million hearts beat as one,
Brave the enemy's fire, March on!
Brave the enemy's fire, March on!
March on! March on! On!