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China:

China AP Environmental Science Anna Nagabayashi

Location and Climate:

Location and Climate The weather is warmer in the South and Southwest and cooler in the Northeast. The weather in China is usually dry and cold during the winters, while it's warm and moist in the summers. The landscape consists largely of mountains and the Southeastern part of China is surrounded by water. It's climate is dominated by wet monsoons. Eastern Asia between North Korea and Vietnam. 39° 54" North, 116° 23" East.

Government and Military:

Government and Military The People's Republic of China is split up into three categories: the Communist Party of China, the Central People's Government, and the People's Liberation Army. China's army is large and technologically advanced. This army exists in case the People's Republic of China decides to attack. There is an ongoing conflict between the PRC and ROC

Population:

Population China has over 1.3 billion people in population and compared to the world's 6.7 billion people, China's population makes up 20%. China has a policy of 1 child per household to limit the growing number of people. Due to the tradition of favoring males over females, there is a big gap between the ratio of males and females. There are many single men left out in the search for a significant other.

Imports and Exports:

Imports and Exports China exports computer parts, household goods, toys, video equipment, shoes, zinc, lumber, nickel and oil drilling equipment to the U.S . The U.S. imports aircrafts, soybeans, plastics, raw cotton, aluminum, corn, oil, metals, and many other products to China .

Language Spoken:

Language Spoken The Chinese population consists of people whose language is very diverse. Their languages include Mandarin, Wu, Yue, Min, Xiang, Hakka, and Gan. There are very many other languages that have not yet been classified.

Education and Literacy:

Education and Literacy About 99% of the children attend elementary and junior secondary school in China. Only 3.58% of the population is illiterate and people between the ages 15-24 have a literacy rate of 99%. There's about 5.5 million students attending university. Children in first grade are expected to know 400 Chinese characters and know how to write 100 of them.

Conflicts in China:

Conflicts in China China comes in second in the number of people that live in poverty. Working conditions are poor as well. Inequality is predominant in labor since the workers get very little pay and their basic needs aren't met.

Environmental Issues:

Environmental Issues Pollution has made a very big impact on population health. Pollution has made cancer the predominant reason for deaths in China. Many people get lead poisoning due to the production of lead batteries used for car batteries. Their water pollution is a major problem. The Chinese use more energy when producing goods that can be made with less energy elsewhere.

Solutions to Environmental Issues:

Solutions to Environmental Issues Trying to slowly reverse the pollution made to water sources and the air, the Chinese have worked on letting their forests grow larger. Production of solar panels and wind turbines are higher in China than anywhere else.

Primary Foods:

Primary Foods Primary foods eaten in China consist of rice, wheat, and grain products. Rice is widely eaten in the South, and the North usually eats wheat in the form of buns and noodles. Rice is sustainable in China a new and improved way of harvesting it has been developed. The new development reduces chemical usage. They are also able to catch fish in the same water used to grow rice.

Beijing:

Beijing

Beijing:

Beijing Visit the Great Wall of China Eat at Jin Hu Cha Can Ting where it's very clean and there's free Wi-Fi! They have a wide variety of food including Western style cuisine. Shop at Wangfujing where they have many modern shops.

Beijing (cont):

Beijing (cont) Stay at the China World Hotel where everything is very nice and the people are kind. Start off the next day with a swim in the amazing pool. Eat at Da Xuesheng where there's a wide range of food choices.

Beijing (cont):

Beijing (cont) Head out to Tiananamen Square. Visit the Temple of Heaven where I take an amazing picture.

Beijing (cont):

Beijing (cont) Visit the Beijing Zoo where they have an extensive collection of animals. Check out the CCTV tower. Shop at the Hong Qiao Market

Shanghai:

Shanghai

Shanghai:

Shanghai Check in at Pudong Shangri-La hotel. Take a stroll in Century Park. Visit Xintiandi where it was home to people during WWII. The stone gatehouses have been changed to upscale shopping and din ing centers.

Shanghai (cont):

Shanghai (cont) Eat out at the 1221 diner. Explore at the hotel, and wake up to a new morning and take the Maglev Train which travels at a speed of 430 km/hour. Visit Dongtai Road where there are many old artifacts.

Shanghai (cont):

Shanghai (cont) Visit The Bund where it faces the water and has many historical buildings. It looks very modern.

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