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China power point

  1. 1. China By Vivian Mok
  2. 2. Location <ul><li>Southeastern part of Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Second largest country in Asia </li></ul>
  3. 3. Size <ul><li>About 3,705,406 square miles </li></ul>
  4. 4. Capital <ul><li>Beijing </li></ul><ul><li>Northeastern part of China </li></ul><ul><li>Second largest city in China after Shanghai </li></ul><ul><li>About 14,930,000 people </li></ul>
  5. 5. Flag <ul><li>Adopted in September 1949 </li></ul><ul><li>October 1, 1949- first raised in Tiananmen Square </li></ul><ul><li>Red- revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Large star- the Communist Party </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller stars- people of China </li></ul>
  6. 6. National Anthem <ul><li>“ March of the Volunteers” </li></ul><ul><li>Written in 1935 </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted in 1949 when the Communists started taking over </li></ul><ul><li>People call it the “Zhongguo Guoge” </li></ul><ul><li>Shows China’s resolution, courage, and unity </li></ul>
  7. 7. Holidays <ul><li>New Year’s Day- January 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese New Year- in February </li></ul><ul><li>National Day-October 1 and 2 </li></ul><ul><li>International Women’s Day- March 8 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Monetary Unit <ul><li>Yuan (Y) instead of dollars </li></ul><ul><li>One yuan equals 10 jiao or 100 fen </li></ul><ul><li>Y1 is about $0.12 </li></ul><ul><li>$1 is about Y8.27 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Languages <ul><li>Mostly speak Mandarin or “Putonghua” </li></ul><ul><li>About 53% speak Mandarin </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200 different languages </li></ul><ul><li>Many local dialects </li></ul><ul><li>Also speak Cantonese, Chiu Chow, and many more </li></ul>
  10. 10. Climate
  11. 11. Culture

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