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Transcript of china

Flora and Fauna
Ancient China
China is just smaller than the United States.
While the north and west are mountains and deserts, the south is mostly jungles and tropical lowlands.
The ancient chinese name is zhong guo which means middle kingdom, since in ancient times it was believed that china was the center of the universe.
Capital city: Beijing
China's national flag was adopted in September, 1949. This flag was first flown in Tiananmen Square on October 1, 1949. The rectangular flag has a red field with five golden-yellow stars (each with five points) in the upper left corner. The star on the left is larger than the other four.The red color of the flag symbolizes revolution. The large star symbolizes the Communist Party (which rules China) and the smaller stars represent the people of China.
Chinese Pheasant
Also known as the Golden Pheasant, is mainly native to forests in mountainous areas of western China, also commonly found in zoos. The Pheasant is for Chinese a symbol of good fortune and beauty.

This map shows some of the vacation stops most popular in china.
Although there is no "official" religion in China, there are a number of religions and spiritual followings practiced by Chinese. The most widely practiced religions are Buddhism and Taoism. At the same time, the teachings of Confucius, although not an "organized religion" per se, have became the basis for Chinese family and moral life throughout the country.
China is a global hub for manufacturing, and is the largest manufacturing economy in the world as well as the largest exporter of goods. China is also the world's fastest growing consumer market and second largest importer of goods.
China is the world's largest producer and consumer of agricultural products – and some 300 million Chinese farm workers are in the industry, mostly laboring on pieces of land about the size of U.S farms. Virtually all arable land is used for food crops. China is the world's largest producer of rice and is among the principal sources of wheat, corn (maize), tobacco, soybeans, potatoes, sorghum, peanuts, tea, millet, barley, oilseed, pork, and fish.
China is well endowed with mineral resources, the most important of which is coal. China's mineral resources include large reserves of coal and iron ore, plus adequate to abundant supplies of nearly all other industrial minerals.

Food: The staple foods of Chinese cooking include rice, noodles, vegetables, and sauces and seasonings. Although there is a stereotype Chinese cuisine, food differs according to region.
People born in China with at least one parent of Chinese descent is considered a Chinese national.
clothing: Traditional Chinese clothing is dress like for both men and women, but as time progressed the clothing became distinctly more westernized.
Chinese recorded history goes back more than 3000 years to 1200 BC under the Shang dynasty and if you include archaeological evidence (like Chinese pottery ), it goes back another millennium and a half, to roughly 2500 BC. China has been mostely controlled by kingdoms called dynasties. Each dynasty was a certain family that ruled. Some dynasties lasted longer than others and some dynasties never even made it on historical record. The longitude, latitude, and time span of each dynasty is too complicated to explain so we're gonna let this 2 min video do it for us.
Giant Panda
The Giant Panda roams the forests and mountains of South West China. An endangered species, many reserves have been set up for the conservation of this animal unique to China and considered a national treasure.
Red Panda
Native of China, this small arboreal mammal is found in the mountainous forests of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. No longer categorized as endangered but still vulnerable.
Wildlife in China is very diverse, there are over 30,000 kinds of plants and over 4,400 species of vertebrates. Because of China's immense range of climates and landscape, there are many different kinds of habitats which support many different kinds of flora and fauna.
The Lotus flower has a special meaning in Buddhism, the Lord Buddha is often depicted sitting on a throne of Lotus. The Lotus means purity and is a symbol of spiritual growth.
Bamboo, most Chinese have lucky bamboo plants in their homes right? Bamboo of course grows everywhere in the world but is thought to have originated in China. Bamboo has traditionally had many uses, in construction, as decoration and food.
For more than a century China's leaders have called for rapid development of science and technology, and science policy has played a greater role in national politics in China than in many other countries. China's scientific and technical achievements have been impressive in many fields. Although it has been a relatively low-income, developing country, China has by its own efforts managed to develop nuclear weapons, the ability to launch and recover satellites, supercomputers, and high-yield hybrid rice, among others. But the development of science and technology has been uneven, and significant achievements in some fields are matched by low levels in others.
All power within the government of the People's Republic of China is divided among several bodies: The legislative branch (the National People's Congress). The executive branch, (the State Council): The judicial branch, (the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate)
the military branch, (People's Liberation Army) (PLA) via the Central Military Commission. Most, but not all, positions of significant power in the state structure and in the military are occupied by members of the Communist Party of China which is controlled by the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, a group of 4 to 9 people who make all decisions of national significance. As the role of the military is to enforce these decisions, the support of the PLA is important in maintaining Party rule.
China is the 4th largest country by area at 9,706,961 sq km (3,747,879 sq miles)
By Gavin, Savannah,and Levi
The PLA is the world's largest military force, with a strength of approximately 2,285,000 personnel, 0.18% of the country's population.
Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. The first day of the New Year falls between January 21 and February 20.
China has been involved in many well known wars such as world war ll, the Korean war and the Vietnam war. During WW ll the chinese were fighting against the japanese alongside the U.S. however during the Korean and Vietnam wars China was on the side of communism.
The population of China is estimated at 1,400,000,000 as of July 1, 2014.
China: Today
Education in China has long been regarded as the single most important aspect to determine a person's future and success.

It goes way back to ancient times when government officials were selected based on their performance on the civil service examination.

Likewise nowadays, the Gaokao, or College Entrance Exam, determines who makes it into the top universities in the country. The GaoKao has been seen as the chance to change your life with children spending years preparing for it.

Attitudes are beginning to change as the rigorous system and raw test scores are not seen any more as the only answer. It is becoming clear that in order for China to succeed on a global scale and bring about innovation, it will need more than engineers and technicians, and many other skills like creative thinking and risk-taking are necessary that are not being measured in test scores.
Education of china

The great wall is one of the most recognizable chinese landmarks to date.






Key terms and places
Land Forms
Landforms of China run from the desert to the tip of Mount Everest. Mountains, desert and lowlands all are a part of China, making it the breathtaking sight it is. Home to the Himalayan Alpine range and the Gobi desert, China is filled with wonders to look at in terms of interesting landforms.
The Himalayas
Himalayan mountains from air

The Himalayas (Sanskrit for “abode of snow”) is a range of three varying heights of mountainous regions that run through the Asian region. The range begins with a sharp rise from the Gangetic Plain. The Tibetan Plateau lies north of the mountains, known as the Earth’s highest mountain range. Famous peaks shoot from this mountain range, such as Mount Everest, K2 or Mount Godwin Austen, Kanchenjunga, and Nanga Parbat.

Drainage and deposition from the Yellow River and material flowing in from other smaller rivers drain in to make a high contribution to the formation of the North China Plain. The North China Plain receives sediment from not only the Yellow River but also the Taihang and Yanshan Mountains supply elements of their make up as well, flowing in from the smaller rivers that end up in the North China Plain region.
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