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dike
high banks of soil along rivers
fault
a crack in the earth's crust
communist state
the government has strong control over economy and society as a whole
free enterprise system
to take hold
invest
to put up money for a developing chinese businesses
consumer goods
products such as telovisions, cars, and motorcycles
" one-country, two-systems"
pledge
dynasty
line of rulers from a single family, would hold power until it was overthrown
human rights
the basic freedoms and rights, such as freedom of speech, that all people should enjoy
exile
unable tolive in his or her own counry because of political beliefs
caligraphy
art of beautiful writtings
pagoda
buddist temples with many-storied tower
high-tech industry
produces computers and other electronic equipment
steppe
dry treeless plains often found on the edges of a desert
nomad
people who move from place to place with herds of animals
empire
a collection of different territories under one ruler
yurts
large circle-shaped structures made of animal skins that can be packed up and moved from place to place