China

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  • Created on: 10-02-19 11:43
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  • China
    • Location
      • Northern Hemi-sphere
      • Asia
      • Neighbours: Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Russia, North Korea
    • Features
      • Human
        • The Great Wall of China - 5500 miles long built around 200 bc
        • Ming Tombs - 13 emperors are buried there
        • Forbidden City, Beijing
      • Physical
        • Yantze River
        • Huang He
        • Himalayas
        • Gobi Desert
        • Plateau of Tibet
    • Population
      • 1.368 billion people currently
      • 94% of the population located in the east coast
        • 6% located in the west
        • Shanghai, Jiangsu, Beijing and Tjanjin are all heavily populated and located along the east coast
    • One Child Policy
      • Advantages
        • Reduced number of births
          • Reduced pressure on food and energy resourses
        • 400 million births were prevented the government couldn't have supported
        • More females in higher eductaion
        • With one child, parents would get 'bonuses'
      • Dis-advantages
        • suicide rates have risen due to pressure families put on their only child
        • Gender imbalance leads to female human trafficking
        • With ultra-sound, the abortion of female babies has risen dramatically
        • They have less young people than old
      • WHY?
        • By 1963, the average number of children per women was 7.5. The population grew by 14 million each year.
          • However, only 7 % of the world's farm land was from China - lead to poverty and famine.
    • How is China linked to the rest of this world?
      • Manufactures phones, toys, tea, makeup
        • Higher population means more people working in factories.
          • Get paid less, so more profit for the company
      • Fox Conn
        • Apple uses Fox Conn to make it's products
          • It has massive blocks of flats with 30 people per room.
            • Suicide nets at the bottom of the flats to prevent suicide
          • 12 hour shifts doing the exavt same thing
    • 3 Gorges Dam
      • 2,309m long. The reservoir is 600km in length. 1.24 people relocated
        • Postives
          • Tourists = money. The power is sustainable. The building created thousands of jobs.
          • The dam helped reduce carbon emission. Can withstand 7.0 earthquake. World's most productive hydroelectric dam
        • Negatives
          • 100 towns submerged. Deforestation. Factories, mines, hospitals are flooded and pollute the water
    • Hutongs
      • In Beijing, hutongs are alleys with traditional courtyard residences.
        • Has electricity but no water. Communal washroom.
          • Very community oriented

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