China. 1949-present. Where did we leave Mao?. In the north after the Long March. Who chased him north?. Chaing Kai Shek (Jeing Jeishi). Do you think Mao is going to stay in the North?.
In the north after the Long March
Who chased him north?
Chaing Kai Shek (Jeing Jeishi)
Do you think Mao is going to stay in the North?
No, in 1949 he gains enough support and takes over China. Chaing Kai Shek flees the country and goes to the island Taiwan.
1949 Chinese Communist Revolution
Mao Zedong comes out of the north with his communist troops and takes over the nation. = China is now communist!!
Chiang Kei Shek (Jeing Jeishi) flees China and goes to Taiwan with his nationalist troops. From there he will receive support from the United States. As they push for containment continues.
Death toll from starvation 30 million
Great Leap Forward 1959-1961
30 million starved to death
The Government blamed it on bad weather.
Deng and the Four Modernizations
*allowed some private ownership of business
*tolerated some free-market policies
*welcomed foreign money and technology
“It doesn’t matter if the cat is red(socialist) or white (capitalist)as long as it catches mice” Deng Xiaoping
*His reform’s brought a surge of economic growth and an improvement in the standard of living.
Tiananmen Square Stand-Off
*In 1949 the U.S. supported Jiang Jieshi (Chaing Kai Shek) in Taiwan.
*China supported communist North Korea during the Cold War.
*In 1971, China joined the United Nations
*Formal relations between the U.S. and China began
*China and the U.S.S.R were not close friends
“One country, two systems”
What does this mean for each country?
McDonalds Hong Kong
The Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydroelectric project in the world.
One hundred forty towns lie in the path
Between one and two million people will lose their homes and have to move away.
Installed power generation capacity: 18.2 million kilowatts
Expected investment: 24.65 billion (U.S.)
China exports more than it imports.
= Trade Balance
What are Human Rights?
Human Rights Issues in China Today
The precise population and the number of camps in the Laogai are considered state secrets
The Laogai Research Foundation estimates that the Laogai population is between 4 to 6 million prisoners.
The Laogai camps are also an integral part of China’s national economy.
Laogai is a source of endless cost-free labor. The millions in the Chinese Laogai constitute the world’s largest forcedlabor population.
Now do you see why so many things are “Made in China”?
The government doesn’t pay the work force. Companies like Walmart buy these goods from China, put an “always low price” tag on it and you and I buy it.
HR Issue #2 Orphanages
20 million babies are born each year in China.
Thousands possibly millions are abandoned when they turn out to be girls.
The lucky ones end up in State run orphanages.
The death rate in these orphanages in 1 in 5.
Current rate for adoption of a baby from China is $20,000. That is 100% State profit!
In 1979 China started rewarding families for limiting their family size with hopes that their population would stabilize.
The Dalai Lama (14 times reincarnated)
China invaded Tibet in 1949 after Mao Zedong and the communists took over China.
*By 1959, much of the Tibetan culture was destroyed.
*1.2 million Tibetans died
*Many were sent to the
Laogai Prison system
*6,000 religious monuments
A city located in Tibet
HR Issue # 4 Organ Donors?!?!
In China, it is easy to donate. All you have to do is annoy the Chinese government and they will have you killed and sell your organs. Demand is high so the value is as well.It is all about $$$$$$$