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Transcript of CHINA OVERPOPULATION
A Few goals
The Three Gorges Dam
A Better Source of Energy
While the population of China grows, its energy needs to with it. China burns more coal then any other country, but coal is not a clean fuel. It pollutes the air which can spread diseases. If China continued to use this fuel, more and more people will be affected from it. So China decided to find a cleaner source of energy to supply for the country. In 1993 China built the worlds largest dam that crossed the Yangtze River. This dam was able to provide China with a clean renewable resource without polluting the air. But this dam was good for more than just providing energy. China would have very heavy floods about every 10 years that would take many lives and cause destruction to many buildings and homes. The dam helped with the flood control by holding back any extra water that would usually flow down the stream, helping those who lived near the river. The dam also helped with travel. Before the dam was created the river was much harder to travel, but now after the dam was built the lake it created behind it provides for a much easier way of travel. The dam also came with its price though also. The lake that it created got rid of many ancient sites from next to the river and it had taken many habitats for animals. The dam was very beneficial but also came with a little cost.
With the growing population, more and more people needed jobs, but had nowhere to get them.China's government had a plan to open up China to the different parts of the world. This plan came with a problem though. People weren't interested in coming to China just to have their business be owned by their government. So they decided to open different kinds of zones called SEZs. Since they wanted more freedom, these zones allowed them to come up with there own zones where they could decide what the wanted to produce and how much they wanted to sell it for. SEZs gave the people of China many more opportunities for jobs.The SEZs cam with a problem though. The money that was being created from the companies were not getting distributed across the country equally, making an unequal standard of living.
The One Child Policy
Mao Zedong was a great leader of China who brought a communist government to power in 1949. Throughout his rule from the time he started until the time he passed away in 1976, he has made great changes in China and its government. After Mao had passed away, the government took their first step in controlling the uncontrollable rapid growing rate of China's population. They set the rule of the
"One Child Limit Policy". This meant that a married couple could only have a max of one child. Those who followed the rule were rewarded while those who didn't got punished. This rule is still in affect today. Rules had changed some, making there focus more on rewards rather that punishment. Today, in different part of China, having one child can lead to being rewarded in cash or even getting to have one more child. Regardless to say families in China still have to limit the amount of children they have.
CHINA'S OVER POPULATION
In order to help China and its growing population it is trying to achieve, a zero population growth, clean energy, and an economical growth.
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