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CHINA. A country study by Dominick Pollio. History In A Nutshell. China has always been a leading civilization b ut during the 19 th and 20 th centuries, they hit a minor speed bump

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A country study by

Dominick Pollio

history in a nutshell
History In A Nutshell
  • China has always been a leading civilization but during the 19th and 20th centuries, they hit a minor speed bump
  • Under the rule of MAO Zedong an autocratic socialist system was established which ended up strictly monitoring civilian lives and “cost the lives of tens of millions of people”
  • After 1978, MAO’s rule ended and DENG Xioaping took his place
  • DENG and other leaders came together and focused on market-oriented economic development; as a result output had QUADRUPLED by 2000
some facts
Some Facts
  • Population: 1,338,612,968 (July 2009 est.)
  • Country Name (Long Form): People’s Republic of China
  • Government Type: Communist State
  • Capital: Beijing
  • GDP: $7.973 trillion (2008 est.)
article 1
Article 1

China's 'Iron Man’ An Undying Legend

"The 'iron man' shall never be forgotten," Tan said. "He sacrificed all he had for China.” No Tan Wei is not referring to the Iron Man we know as the movie or the song by Black Sabbath. She is referring to Wang Jinxi, an oil driller for China’s largest oil field in Daqing. He died almost 39 years ago but was recently voted as one of the most 100 notable people in New China’s history by the people. China Comment, a leading magazine in China, voted Wang as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Figures in January of 2009. Wang worked for the No. 1205 Drilling Team and was a role model for all. He had a positive attitude and worked hard despite lack of technology. Most of the work was done by sweaty hands over and over, every day. At the age of 47 Wang Jinxi died of stomach cancer in 1970.

September 16, 2009

article 2
Article 2

China Issues Regulation to Curb Marine Pollution By Ships

China’s state council issued a new regulation in order to prevent marine pollution caused by ships and hopefully find remedies for this pollution. This new regulation includes 9 sections and 78 rules. It also requires emergency plans to be mapped out and approved by The Cabinet. “Official statistics say 733 ship pollution accidents occurred between 1998 to 2008 in sea areas in China's jurisdiction, which led to huge economic and environmental losses. The regulations will apply to every type of shipping, except military.” This new regulation will take effect on March 1, 2009.

September 17, 2009

article 3
Article 3

One Missing, More Than 1 Million Affected as Typhoon Koppu Hits [South] China

Typhoon Koppu landed in southern China's Guangdong Province Tuesday September 15, 2009. One person is missing and one million more were affected by Koppu. To be exact, 1.06 people in 69 townships in the cities of Jiangmen and Yangjian were amongst those affected. It hit around 6 p.m. and one person from ZhuhaiCity is missing. Typhoon Koppu is the 15th of this year and has brought heavy rain (167 mm of rain in Sanya City) , flooding, and mudslides.

September 15, 2009

misconceptions about china
Misconceptions About China

Here are a few misconceptions about China…

  • All Chinese are Kung Fu experts

“The idea that all Chinese are all Kung Fu experts is an outmoded racial stereotype dredged up from the minds of silly foreigners who've watched one-too-many Jackie Chan movies. Indeed, many Chinese don't even study Kung Fu. They prefer Taekwondo.”

  • There are no homosexuals in China

“Not true, there are a many homosexuals in China...... but they're all foreigners..... honest.”

  • Chinese Eat Dog

“Er..... Okaaaay......this one is actually true, but there are still some misconceptions that need correcting.”

  • CIA – The World Fact Book – China


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