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Transcript of China
Two thirds of the land in China is mountainous, the rest is made up of Plateaus, Plains, Basins and foothills
China has two of the largest deserts in the world - the Gobi and the Taklamakan
The Great Wall of China, which can be seen from Space was built to protect the Chinese from the Mongols stealing their food
Similarities and Differences
A major issue confronting China
China's absolute and relative location
Absolute location-35.0000° N, 116.3833° E ( Beijing )
Relative location- China is directly North of Mongolia.
The East China sea surrounds China's only coast line.
Australia is South East of China.
Myanmar and Thailand are South of China.
China boarders 14 countries - North Korea, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.
Poverty rate - 33.1%
Access to clean water - 77%
Religions - Buddhist, Christian, Muslim,
Folk Religion, Hindu and Jewish.
Life expectancy - 75.20 years old.
Major languages are Mandarin and Cantonese but there are over 200 individual dialects spoken
Did you know that 35 million people still live in caves?
China is the second largest country in the world and it also faces some of the biggest problems in the world, such as feeding its 1.3 billion people, reducing poverty and issues like censorship. China is as diverse in geography as it is in demographics.
Australia has recently signed a free trade agreement with China, so maybe this will be the future of greater relationships between Australia and China (trade, jobs, investment, tolerance and acceptance).
Based on Jim Harvey's speech structures
China, a communist nation in East Asia, is the most populated country in the world with 1.357 billion people (2013) . It's largest city is Shanghai.
China is the second largest country in the world but the most populated.
Climate is equally varied, ranging from tropical in the South to subarctic in North Eastern China.
The Great Wall of China was built more than 2300 years ago and is nearly 22,000 km long.
Did you also know that PlayStation is illegal in China?
Did you know that China created the first paper money nearly 1400 years ago.?
Second largest country - landmass
Sixth largest country - landmass
Life expectancy 73 yrs
Life expectancy 82 yrs
Religion - Christianity
Poverty rate 33.1%
Poverty rate 13.9%
Both are large countries
- Chinese New Year
Different celebrations -
Both like Chinese food
Access to clean water - 77%
Access to clean water - 100%
Tea is a very popular drink
in both cultures
Both like Australian food
A handshake is an accepted
greeting in both countries
Internet censorship: China restricts the use
of the internet - currently at war with
Google and no access to Facebook,
Twitter or the New York Times (newspaper)
Table tennis is China's national sport
Dyeing pets to look like other wild animals is a trend in China
Half of all the worlds pigs live in China
Nearly 700 million Chinese people drink contaminated water
Almost a third of San Franciscos air pollution comes from China
China wants to be more and more like the Western world so it needs to relax its censorship on social media to be more accepted as Western countries like Australia believe in freedom of speech and open access to information