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China Presentation

  1. 1. China Facts
  2. 2. China Also known as…
  3. 3. People’s Republic of China
  4. 4. is the 3rd largest country in the world. 9,596,960 sq km (3,705,406 sq mi)
  5. 5. Where is China ?
  6. 6. China borders 14 countries.
  7. 7. However China has only 1…
  8. 8. Time Zone Beijing Time
  9. 9. Population China Facts:
  10. 10. China has 1.3 billion . 1,330,044,605 as of mid-2008 That means
  11. 11. Every in in the world is Chinese.
  12. 12. The one-child policy is controversial. However…
  13. 13. China has about 400 million fewer people today than it would have since the one-child policy was introduced in 1979.
  14. 14. As of October 24, 2008, U.S. population: 305, 492, 610
  15. 15. Fewer means…
  16. 16. More savings More economic growth
  17. 17. More savings Decreased More economic environmental growth impact
  18. 18. More savings Decreased More economic environmental growth impact Better healthcare
  19. 19. More savings Decreased More economic environmental growth impact Better Better education healthcare More women involvement
  20. 20. Population Ethnic Groups China Facts:
  21. 21. There are 56 Ethnic Groups The largest five are…
  22. 22. Han 91.59% 1.2 billion
  23. 23. Zhuang 18 million
  24. 24. Manchu 10.7 million
  25. 25. Hui 10 million
  26. 26. Miao 10 million
  27. 27. Population Ethnic Groups History China Facts:
  28. 28. China has close to 5,000 years of history.
  29. 29. That is…
  30. 30. 83 dynasties / 559 emperors
  31. 31. The last dynasty, Qing, ended in 1912.
  32. 32. The last dynasty, Qing, ended in 1912. Chinese Civil War 1912 - 1949
  33. 33. The last dynasty, Qing, ended in 1912. Chinese Civil War 1912 - 1949 P. R. China was founded in 1949.
  34. 34. As of 2008… 59 years old 232 years old
  35. 35. Population Ethnic Groups History China Language Facts:
  36. 36. Good fortune Mandarin is China’s official spoken language.
  37. 37. Without Mandarin…
  38. 38. Chinese may not understand each other when they Dialect 1 speak. Dialect 4 ? Dialect 2 Dialect 3
  39. 39. There are Chinese character about 50,000 Chinese characters.
  40. 40. If you learn 5 characters every day…
  41. 41. If you learn 5 characters 28 years old every day… 50,000 newborn
  42. 42. Now, let’s learn hello: hello 49,998 newborn 28 years old
  43. 43. Fortunately, most Chinese learn only this many Chinese characters all their life.
  44. 44. Fortunately, most Chinese learn 5,000 Chinese characters all their life.
  45. 45. Chinese students also have to learn English in school. Because…
  46. 46. English = Chinese = Math 3 core subjects
  47. 47. How many words are there in the English language?
  48. 48. How many words 250,000 distinct words According to Oxford English Dictionary are there in the English language?
  49. 49. How many words 250,000 distinct words According to Oxford English Dictionary at the very least …excluding in ections and words om technical and regional vocabulary. are there in the English language?
  50. 50. Population Ethnic Groups History China Language Facts: Money
  51. 51. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Renminbi Symbol Unit: yuan 5th series People’s Currency
  52. 52. 2.46 yuan in the 70s 8.64 yuan 1 dollar = 1994 8.26 yuan 1997-2005 6.83 yuan 10/15/08
  53. 53. Population Ethnic Groups History China Language Facts: Money Festivals
  54. 54. Chinese celebrate traditional festivals by lunar calendar.
  55. 55. Traditional Festivals… Spring Festival 1st day of 1st lunar month
  56. 56. Traditional Festivals… Lantern Festival 15th day of 1st lunar month
  57. 57. Traditional Festivals… Dragon-Boat Festival 5th day of 5th lunar month
  58. 58. Traditional Festivals… Moon Festival 15th day of 8th lunar month
  59. 59. Chinese love ? when they celebrate.
  60. 60. Food
  61. 61. Chinese usually eat: Chinese food
  62. 62. Now they also have:
  63. 63. Chinese usually drink: Chinese tea
  64. 64. Now they also enjoy:
  65. 65. Population Ethnic Groups History China Language Facts: Money Festivals Inventions
  66. 66. Chinese have 4 ancient inventions.
  67. 67. Four inventions… compass
  68. 68. Four inventions… gunpowder
  69. 69. Four inventions… papermaking
  70. 70. Four inventions… printing
  71. 71. There are many more facts about China… In the 21st century, Chinese embrace
  72. 72. Tradition.
  73. 73. Tradition. Change.
  74. 74. Tradition. Change. Challenge.
  75. 75. How about YOU?
  76. 76. ? Learn about China Enjoy the culture Understand the difference
  77. 77. Zai4jian4 goodbye 49,996 to go…
  78. 78. Created by Jack Song Resources Images courtesy of Creative Commons & Wikipedia.com Version: 10/2008

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