population :1.35 billions
Location:Southeast Asia along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean
China is the world's second-largest country by land area, and
either the third or fourth-largest by total area
The Great Wall
Before the use of bricks, the Great Wall was mainly built from
rammed earth, stones, and wood. During the Ming Dynasty,
however, bricks were heavily used in many areas of the wall, as were
materials such as tiles, lime, and stone. The size and weight of the
bricks made them easier to work with than earth and stone, so
construction quickened. Additionally, bricks could bear more weight
and endure better than rammed earth. Stone can hold under its own
weight better than brick.
Potala Palace, Lhasa
Built at an altitude of 3,700 m (12,100 ft), on the side of Marpo Ri ('Red
Mountain') in the center of Lhasa Valley, the Potala Palace, with its vast
inward-sloping walls broken only in the upper parts by straight rows of many
windows, and its flat roofs at various levels, is not unlike a fortress in appearance.
At the south base of the rock is a large space enclosed by walls and gates, with
great porticos on the inner side. A series of tolerably easy staircases, broken by
intervals of gentle ascent, leads to the summit of the rock. The whole width of
this is occupied by the palace.
Styles and tastes also varied by class, region, and ethnic background. This led to an
unparalleled range of ingredients, techniques, dishes and eating styles in what could be
called Chinese food, leading Chinese to pride themselves on eating a wide variety of foods
while remaining true to the spirit and traditions of Chinese food culture
Example is Braised Abalone/Dim Sum/Steamed Weever/Siopao
Many Chinese cities see air pollution on Spring Festival eve
BEIJING - China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) on Friday announced that many cities
were hit by heavy air pollution on the eve of the Spring Festival due to unfavorable weather conditions
Among the 161 monitored cities, 68 were hit by "heavy air pollution" and 16 suffered "severe air
pollution" at the night of January 30, the eve of the Spring Festival.
The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center said earlier Friday that the city's air quality on
the eve of the Spring Festival was "much better" than that of last year with less fireworks set off.
But the Chinese capital, together with Tianjin Municipality, Hebei Province and the Yangtze River Delta
area, was still rated by the MEP as "heavily polluted" at the midnight of January 30.
Fireworks were blamed for the serious air pollution, according the MEP.
An unidentified official with the MEP said the northern Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region should continue to
suffer moderate to heavy air pollution on February 1, due to the unfavorable atmospheric conditions.
From February 2, cold air should head south and help blowing away pollution sources and improving the
air quality of Beijing, said the official.
Updated: 2014-02-01 08:41
Yao Ming (born September 12, 1980) in Shanghai, China,
started playing for the Shanghai Sharks as a teenager, and played on their senior team for five years in
the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), winning a championship in his final year .
style contour drawing of the professional basketball player Yao Ming wearing a hearty smile.
The image is typically used as a reaction face to convey a dismissive attitude towards
someone else’s input in online discussions.
Jackie Chan. Chan was born on 7 April 1954. is a Hong Kong actor, action
choreographer, comedian, director, producer, martial
artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer, and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known
for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative
stunts. He is one of the few actors to have performed all of his film stunts. Jackie Chan has
been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 films
He began his career by appearing in small roles at the age of five.
Film Career: example is The Spy Next Door / Shaolin / The Karate Kid and etc.
Trades and Econony
In recent decades, China has played an increasing role in calling for free trade
areas and security pacts amongst its Asia-Pacific neighbors. In 2004, it proposed
an entirely new East Asia Summit (EAS) framework as a forum for regional
security issues. The EAS, which includes ASEAN Plus Three, India, Australia
and New Zealand, held its inaugural summit in 2005. China is also a founding
member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), along with Russia and
the Central Asian republics. China became a member of the World Trade
Organization (WTO) on 11 December 2001.