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China

China is amazing! Watch this prezi to learn more about this cool country.
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China
By:Mallory, Keara, Krista
If one hits another person with a broom, the hitter will get bad luck and he will ruin his life.
One should keep a well-shaven face. If one wears a mustache it should be well-trimmed. If one violates this norm it will give bad luck.
If a dog howls for a few hours in late night, it means someone died somewhere.
If one has a dream of teeth or snow, it indicates that his parents are dead.
If a baby cries for no reason,there are ghosts around and the child is disturbed by the ghosts.
Superstitions (cont.)
Superstitions
Building a house facing North would bring in ruin to the family.
If one marries a person who is either three or six years older or younger it is bad and it will bring bad luck to the couples.
Clipping toe-nails or finger-nails at night would bring ghosts to that place.
If one points at the moon with one’s finger it will make one’s ear tips fall off.

If one encases and keeps a turtle as a pet, it will ruin his business and fortune for it will slow a person's business down.
The Chinese believe that the number 8 is a lucky number because the pronunciation of the number 'eight' and the pronunciation of the word for ‘prosperity’ in Chinese are similar. Hence, the number 8 has much value in the social life in China. So if a house number or the registration number of a car has the 8 as a number, people think it is a lucky sign. Often people pay big sum to win a number with 8 for their car.
The number 4 is considered as unlucky. Hence this number is unacceptable for vehicles and houses. It is so because the number 4 in Chinese has the pronunciation similar to the word for the word 'death'.
The Chinese believe that the numbers 8, 18, 13 and 168 are lucky. Hence those who are on a gambling or business trip prefer these rooms. As these numbers are in great demand, often disputes and fights arise over the choice over these numbers.
The Chinese do not sweep during the New Years because if one does so he will sweep away all the good fortune. Hence the sweeping on the New Year is to be done the day previous.
Eating noodles will not be easy in China. This is because the popular belief is that an uncut noodle in soup will increase longevity. If the noodle is cut it will cut the longevity. Some times people may choke if the noodle is too long.




China
Cultures
Sources
https://popculture.knoji.com/15-top-chinese-superstitions/

National Capital
The national capital of China is Beijing!
China is located in the continent of Asia.
During Chinese New Year, there's a fire dragon dance!
China is one of the main birthplaces of Eastern martial arts. Chinese martial arts are collectively given the name Kung Fu and Wushu.
President
China's president is Xi Jinping!
Population
Natural Resources
China's population is 1.357 billion!
some resources are:
Coal,
Iron
Tin
Copper
Lead
zinc
Molybdenum
Tungsten
Mercury
Graphite
Antimony
Magnetite
Flourspar
China's flag:
Flag
The red symbolizes the communist revolution, and its also the traditional color of the people.
The large gold star represents communism and the four smaller stars represents the social classes of the people.
Religion
Some religions are:
Confucianism
Taoism
Buddhism
Landmarks
Great Wall of China
Terracotta Army
Temple of Heaven
Forbidden City
Seven-Star Cave
Famous People
Jackie Chan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_China
http://www.biography.com/people/groups/chinese
https://www.google.com/search?q=landmarks+in+china&oq=la&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j0l4.1125j1j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&ssui=on
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_culture
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&ssui=on#q=flag%20of%20china&safe=active&ssui=
http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-195616/China
Confucius
About 2,000 years ago,
Confucius was a Chinese teacher,
editor, politician, and philosopher of
the Spring and Autumn period of
Chinese history.
Now, Confucius still has a major
impact on China and their ways.
Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer, and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Chan has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 films.
Sun Tzu
About 2,000 years ago,
Sun Tzu was a Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher who lived in the Spring and Autumn Period of ancient China.
Sun Tzu has had a significant impact on Chinese and Asian history and culture, both as the author of The Art of War, an extremely influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy, and as a legendary historical figure.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Tzu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confucius
Physical Features
China is a mountainous country. Hills, mountains and plateaus cover two-third of the population. More than half of China's counties have mountainous areas. With its vast mountainous regions--high in the west and low in the east--China has a varied topography and diverse physical features.
http://www.china.org.cn/english/travel/40495.htm
Architecture
Chinese architecture refers to a style of architecture that has taken shape in East Asia over many centuries. The structural principles of Chinese architecture have remained largely unchanged, the main changes being only the decorative details. Since the Tang Dynasty, Chinese architecture has had a major influence on the architectural styles of Korea, Vietnam, and Japan.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_architecture
Sports
Martial Arts
Tennis
Ping Pong
Volleyball
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_in_China
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