East Asia. China, Mongolia, Taiwan. China Video. China, Mongolia, and Taiwan Physical Geography. If YOU lived there…
East Asia China, Mongolia, Taiwan
China, Mongolia, and TaiwanPhysical Geography • If YOU lived there… • You are a young filmmaker who lives in Guangzhou, a port city in southern China. You are preparing to make a documentary film about the Huang He, one of China’s greatest rivers. To make your film, you will follow the river across northern China. Your journey will take you from the Himalayas to the coast of the Yellow Sea. • What do you expect to see in your travels?
China, Mongolia, and TaiwanPhysical Geography • Physical Features include: • Mountains • Plateaus • Basins • Plains • Rivers
China, Mongolia, and TaiwanPhysical Geography • Wide Range of Climates • Southeast is warm to hot, monsoons bring heavy rain • North and West is mainly dry • Northeast is drier and colder
China, Mongolia, and TaiwanPhysical Geography • Natural Resources • Farmland is important in both China and Taiwan • China has many mineral, metal, and forest resources • Mongolia’s natural resources include minerals and livestock
China Today • If YOU lived there… • For many years your parents have been farmers, growing tea plants. Since the government began allowing private businesses, your parents have been selling tea in the market as well. With the money they have made, they are considering opening a tea shop. • What do you think your parents should do?
China TodayEconomy • Booming Economy • Command Economy • Market Economy • Improved wages and standard of living • Based on agriculture • Most Chinese are farmers • Industry is growing rapidly
China TodayGovernment • Government controls many aspects of life • Newspaper and Internet Access • One Child Policy • Why do you think they control these things? • Limits political freedom • Tibet • Human Rights Violations
China TodayPeople and Environment • China is mainly Rural • Urban areas are growing • Shanghai – largest city • Beijing - Capital • China’s environment faces serious problems • Rapid growth = polution • Hydroelectric power • Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam: How might this dam affect the people of China both positively and negatively?