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THE ECONOMY OF CHINA
*since 1949 China has been communist
*Chin's government is trying to modernize the country
*China is allowing some free enterprise
MAKING A LIVING IN CHINA
*Increased business ties with other countries
*farmers are allowed to grow extra crops on private land and keep the$$
*recent rise in standard of living
*new tech and industrial boom meanshuge impact on environment
ECONOMIC REGIONS OF CHINA
NORTH, WEST, SOUTH
NORTHERN CHINA'S ECONOMIC REGION
* plains and highlands of the NE--has lots of manufacturing of textiles, Chemicals,electronic equipment, farm machinery & air planes *also mining of coal, tungsten & iron ore *farming of wheat, cotton and soybeans *commercial fishing
SOUTHERN CHINA'S ECONOMIC REGION
*Fertile soi/humid climate
*farming of tea, jute,fruit,veggies *mining of bauxite, iron ore & tin
WESTERN CHIN'S ECONOMIC REGION
Covered by mountains, deserts & grass lands *farming of livestock, cotton and wheat *mining of petroleum, coal and iron ore
INFLUENCES OF THE PAST OF CHINA AND ITS PEOPLE
*The Civilization of China is more than 4000 years old.
*Dynasties rule China made up of a line of rulers from the same family.
IDEAS AND INVENTIONS OF CHINA
*Confucius taught that people should be polite, honest, brave and wise.
*Children were to obey their parents.
*Invented paper& ink, the clock the compass, first printed book & fireworks.
MODERN CHINA
*wanted people to stay away from other parts and people of the world
*1912 uprising overthrew the last dynasty and became a republic
*Civil War divided the country
*Mainland China became Communist
RURAL LIFE OF CHINA
*70% live in rural areas
*most are farmers
*live in 3 oto 4 room houses
*have some modern appliances
CITY LIFE OF CHINA
*30% live in cities
*people are moving from the countryside to the cities for work
THE ARTS OF CHINA
*craftworkers made bronze bowls, jade jewlery, glazed pottery, fine porcelain
*they are known for their painting, sculpture, architecture
ART IN CHINA
*nature influenced painting and poetry
*they write in calligraphy
*more than 50,000Chinese characters
*pottery is famous for painted decoration
ARCHITECTURE OF CHINA
*most buildings in China are modern, but there are still some that are traditional ones
*Buddhist temples are towers called pagodas
FOODS OF CHINA
*cooking differs from region to region
*coastal areas use lots of fish
*Central China is famous for its spicey dishes
*typical Chinese dinner-veggies, rice,meat/seafood, soup,noodles
MONGOLIA
*lies between China and Russia
*home to a people called the Mongols
*had the largest empire in history
THE LAND OF MONGOLIA
*rugged mountains and plateaus
*in SE, many river basins are found
*Gobi spreads across central & SE areas
THE ECONOMY OF MONGOLIA
*depends on raising livestock
*sheep, goats, cattle, camels
*farmers grow wheat, barley, oats
PEOPLE OF MONGOLIA
*57% live in urban areas
*Mingols live in the country
*the rest of the Mongols are nomadic-herders
*most Mongols are Buddhist
TAIWAN
*100 miles from China
*Taiwan is still goverened separately from China
THE LAND OF TAIWAN
*mountains run through the center
*most people live on the plain on the west coast
*humid subtropical climate
THE ECONOMY OF TAIWAN
*has one of the world's most prosperous economies
*high-tech-computers, electronic equipment, clothing
THE PEOPLE OF TAIWAN
*modern country, but the people still follow Chinese traditions