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Fascinating Facts About China Culture, Nature and History

Posted by on November 18, 2019 in Stuff with 0 Comments

China's geography

China is a vast country with 5000 km from the east to the west and 5,500 km from the north to south. The country has lots of amazing landscapes, high plateaus, mountains (the famous Himalayas), dense forests, sandy deserts, and many more that will get you thrilled. A one-third of China's land areas are covered by mountains, between Nepal, and China which sits the tallest mountain in the world, the mt Everest.

There are so many rivers in China with Yangtze River and Yellow River as the main ones. Both of them flows the west to the east. The River Yangtze is the longest in the whole of Asia and the third-longest in the world, and it is about 6,300 km long.

Chinese people and culture

China's population is over 1.3 billion, and this is the most populated country in the world. A total of one-third of the stipulated population lives in the city, while the rest live in the countryside. China is known for its crafts and arts, and they have a long history associated with this sector. The Chinese are the first set of people to make use of jade, silk, wood, paper, and bronze to make art. An artistic art known as calligraphy was first introduced in China. Many of China's recent beliefs and philosophies are gotten from the teachings of Kongfuzi, a government official who lived over 3,000 years ago. Some of the value teachings he taught them about include kindness, education and morality.

China's nature

China has mixed habitats that are homes to thousands of species of plants and animals. Over 4000 species of fish, reptiles, and amphibians live in lakes, rivers, and coastal waters. Wildlife in the country is jeopardized by logging and clear-cutting (clearing and falling of trees). Extending of deserts in the northern parts are also eradicating animal habitats. However, the good news is that the government has created over several reserves to guide animal and plant species.

On the misty mountain of central China lives the giant panda, this species can not be found anywhere else in the world. They are found in thick forest, and there they feed on green plants. Anyways, due to too much hunting and loss, the beautiful giant panda and bears are endangered amongst other species. According to research, it was discovered that an estimate of 1800 species now remains in China wild. Though it might look like it's not much, however pandas have increased by 17% in recent years.

China's government and economy

A centralized system of government is practiced in China. A strong and large workforce has been the secret of their booming economy. This has led to enforcing the government to permit more personal and economic liberty. Though this has created a massive cost to the environment. One fact is that China is Iraq's largest trading partner. Most times, whatever happens in China may affect many other countries.

Chinese history

One of the world's oldest civilizations lies in China in recent times, and the country has become a modern and advanced one. In recent years, the country has experienced rapid development than most nations of the world.

The history of China is segmented into dynasties; this marks the duration of an emperor's rule from generation to generation. The first empire, the Qin dynasty was in 221 B.C. When the last emperor was overthrown, China became a republic in 1912. Communist administration started its reign in 1949 immediately after a civil war with the Nation's Nationalists.

Ancient China was a domain of invention. For many years, China was greatly advanced in technology and science, math, and astronomy than many countries. The nation invented paper, printing, tea, the magnetic compass, gunpowder, silk, and porcelain, to mention a few.

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