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  1. China: The Next Superpower Kelly Quattlebaum President, Global Marcoms +1 404 790 5005 kelly.quattlebaum@globalmarcoms.com www.globalmarcoms.com www.facebook.com/globalmarcoms www.twitter.com/globalmarcoms http://www.linkedin.com/companies/global-marcoms

  2. China: The Red Giant

  3. History of China • China’s 4,000-year history makes it one of the world’s oldest civilizations • Dynasty rule from 17th century BC to 1912 (Shang – Qing) • Republic of China established in 1912 - Taiwan • People’s Republic of China established in 1949 – Mainland China • Communist China established under Mao Zedong (Tsetung) • Capital City: Beijing • Religions: Taoist (Daoist), Buddhist • Christian 3-4%, Muslim 1-2%

  4. Overview of China • World’s 4th Largest country • Largest country by population: 1.3 billion • World’s largest exporter • 2nd largest economy in the world • Expected to surpass US in 2012 • Mt. Everest (Nepal border) is world’s tallest peak • Chinese is one of the world’s oldest written languages NOTE: Facts from CIA Factbook, Wikipedia

  5. Economy • Reforms in 1970s known as Four Modernizations improved agriculture, industry, technology and defense • World leader in gross value of industrial output • World leader in gross value of agricultural output • Rice, wheat, potatoes, corn, peanuts, tea, millet, barley, apples, cotton, oilseed; pork; fish • Natural resources • Coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, rare earth elements, uranium, hydropower potential (world's largest)

  6. Three Gorges Dam • World’s largest capacity hydroelectric power station, generating 18,200 MW* • Located on the Yangtze River • Controversy • Sits on seismic fault, increased erosion (80%), displaced 1.24 million residents, flooded 1300 archaeological sites “* Source from Wikipedia

  7. Shanghai 1990 • Grew 6-fold in 15 years • Tallest building in 1990 was fire station • Now boasts 1100 skyscrapers • Park Hyatt 93-story hotel is tallest in the world • Most populous city, nearly 20 million 2010

  8. Innovation and Discovery • Four Great Inventions of ancient China • Papermaking, the compass, gunpowder, printing (woodblock and movable type) • Gavin Menzies’ book 1421: The Year China Discovered the World claims Chinese fleets reached America prior to Christopher Columbus in 1492 • Most professional histories refute this theory

  9. Transportation • National highway system 2nd only to US • Longest high-speed rail system in the world • 4,000 miles of routes in service

  10. Chinese Wonders • Great Wall of China • 5,500.3 miles • 220-206 BC by First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang • 5th century BC – 16th century • Terracotta Army • 210 BC depicting Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s army • 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses

  11. Chinese Challenges • Environmental • Air pollution, soil erosion, fall of water table • Human Rights • Human Trafficking, poverty/labor, “one child” law, censorship, etc. • All broadcast media are state-owned, content state approved and controlled • Many social media sites and other Internet sites banned(including mobile sites)

  12. China: The Next Superpower Kelly Quattlebaum President, Global Marcoms Thank You! +1 404 790 5005 kelly.quattlebaum@globalmarcoms.com www.globalmarcoms.com www.facebook.com/globalmarcoms www.twitter.com/globalmarcoms http://www.linkedin.com/companies/global-marcoms www.twitter.com/kquattlebaum www.kellyquattlebaum.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyquattlebaum