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Transcript of China
& Lisa Sulmasy The Great Wall of China 1.While the Great Wall of China is not one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it is typically included in the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World 2.According to legend, a helpful dragon traced out the course of the Great Wall. The builders followed the tracks of the dragon. 3.At one time, family members of those who died working on the Great Wall would carry a coffin on top of which was a caged white rooster. The rooster's crowing was supposed to keep the spirit of the dead person awake until they crossed the Wall; otherwise, the family feared the spirit would escape and wander forever along the Wall. 4. It is common to hear that the mortar used to bind the stones was made from human bones or that men are buried within the Great Wall to make it stronger. However, the mortar was actually made from rice flour—and no bones, human or otherwise, have ever been found in any of the Great Wall's walls. 5. A section of the Great Wall in the Gansu province may disappear in the next 20 years due to erosion. Tiananmen Square 1. The square, named for its Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen), contains the monument to the Heroes of the Revolution, the Great Hall of the People, the Museum of History and Revolution, and the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall. An incident took place near Tiananmen on June 5, 1989. A man placed himself alone in the middle of the path of tanks just as tanks approached. He held two shopping bags, one in each hand. As the tanks came to a stop, the man gestured towards the tanks with his bags. In response, the lead tank attempted to drive around the man, but the man repeatedly stepped into the path of the tank in a show of nonviolent action. The Tiananmen Square Masscre
started when a million people in China
gathered in the square for a PEACFUL
protest against communisim and their country's
law. The supreme leader of China (Deng Xiaoping) sent out
tanks and the army. He ordered the soilders to shoot anyone in
their way. Chinese Elections The president and vice president are elected by the National People's Congress for a 5-year term. They are eligible for a second term. Elections were last held on March 15th-17th in 2008. The next election will be held in the middle of March 2013. Animals of China Fun Facts Did you know that ice cream was invented in China when the chinese packed a soft milk and rice mixture in the snow? Toilet paper was also invented in China in the late 1300s. It was for emperors only. Stamp collecting is the #1 hobby in China. The position of the chinese flag represents the chinese people's unity under communism. China's President: China's Vice President: The Giant Panda Giant pandas are probably China's best loved animal and are an endangered species. That is why they are being taken into zoos so they can be protected. The South Chinese Tiger The Shanghai Zoological park has been raising the South Chinese Tiger since 1959. Up to now, more than 100 young tigers have been born. THANKS FOR WATCHING!! EXTRA! EXTRA! Chinese Food!