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This presentation focuses on China's geograph and population with attention given to China-USA comparisons.

This presentation focuses on China's geograph and population with attention given to China-USA comparisons.

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    China travel & facts China travel & facts Presentation Transcript

    • Travel & Explore the New China
    • Don’s Travel and Professional Work in China
    • 2009 2011
    • Confucius By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. -- Chinese philosopher & reformer (551 BC - 479 BC)
    • Introductory Remarks Contemporary China is a Pandora’s box of surprises, mysteries, and contradictions. A Chinese born and U.S. naturalized middle-aged woman once remarked to me: “Life is hard in China.” Is it? Perhaps. Devastating earthquakes, chemical spills, diseases (SARs/Swine flu), competition for jobs, corruption, education, quality of life, rural/urban conflict, ethnic strife, growing wealth inequality, government intervention and control, political movements, and more typify life in China today.
    • Some Facts & Geography!
    • China
    • China borders 14 nations (counted clockwise from south): Vietnam, Laos, Burma, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan,[75] Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia and North Korea.
    • CHINA & UNITED STATES
    • Bill Gates “In China, when you’re one in a million, there are 1,300 other people just like you.”
    • City Populations • China has 118 mega-cities with a population of one million plus. Shanghai is the largest with 17 million. • The U.S. has 9-10 cities with one million population. New York City is the largest with 8.3 million.
    • More Facts • Number of college graduates per year – 1,750,000 USA – 6 million plus China • Educators in China are quite uniformly held in high esteem.” 31 • Over 430 million Internet users in China • 271 billionaires in China • 18 million autos sold a year, making China the world’s largest auto market
    • A Visual Tour
    • Beijing On any given day, 1,500 new vehicles are on the road in Beijing.
    • China World Trade Center Beijing, China
    • Do you think this is Sydney? This is QingDao of China
    • Jinan (5.6 million) in Shandong Province (91 million)
    • Shanghai Unlike many cities in China with long and varied histories, Shanghai's history is quite short. The British opened a concession in Shanghai after the first Opium War and ignited Shanghai's evolution. Once a small fishing village on the edge of the muddy Huang Pu River, it has become one of the world's most modern and sophisticated cities. 1842
    • Shaghai Facts • 16.7 million population (2000 census) now estimated at 20 million • Business & Financial capital of China? • Communist Party established May 1920
    • Do you think this is London? This is Shanghai of China
    • China Today • Dynamic • Change • Stress/distress • World giant • Competitive • Exports/low wages • Exotic • Censorship • Corruption • Authoritarian
    • Want to know more about the “new” China? You can find my new multi- touch book “The NEW China” in the iBookstore or the text version at Smashwords.com Click on the images below.