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1 Welcome to the ICT and English Masterclass Aims, Objectives & Outcomes…

2 What does China mean to you?




6 Today's presentation 1.China: Key Facts 2.The Land of Invention & Discovery 3.Recent History 4.Geography and Climate 5.Culture 6.Human Rights & Wrongs

7 1. China: Key Facts 1.3 billion people – most populated country 1/5 of whole world 90% of people live in 1/5 of area World's oldest civilization – 6000 years old

8 1. China – Key Facts Continued… Largest oil consumer after US Biggest producer of coal (pollution…) One/Two Child rule Yet 20 million births a year 60 main cities Economic Boom: Emerging Superpower

9 2. The Land of Invention & Discovery Can you imagine the world without…







16 3. Recent History Beginning of 20 th century: Republic Fragmented Empire – warlord culture Victory: Chinese – Japanese war (1937-45) Civil war – Nationalists v Communists Communist victory – Chairman Mao Zedong Cultural Revolution Today: People's Republic of China Still a Communist state

17 Chairman Mao Zedong

18 A Communist Rule sharing of property equality of wealth/opportunity state owns all and distributes all work for state and people no private land for individuals individuality forbidden religious regulations

19 Communism – Good or Bad? Positives…. -Stability and order -Crime reduced -Unemployment reduced -Education and health improved Negatives… - no freedom of speech - no individuality - arts and culture banned - persecution of difference - strict control over people - media controlled by authority (e.g. famine)

20 4. Geography and Climate 'The land is scarce and the people are many' (Chinese proverb)

21 A land of extremities Mountains in West – low lands in East Yangtzi / Yellow River – Gobi desert Northern Zone 30C to –10C History of Floods (1998 – 4000 deaths) Most polluted country in the world


23 5. Culture a)Religion b)Dress c)Language

24 Sports The Real Home of Football Dragon Boat Racing Table tennis/chess/badminton Martial Arts


26 Yet…

27 6. Human Rights or Wrongs? - Religious and Political Persecution - Death Penalty - executions frequent - systematic destruction of Tibet (from 1950) - torture - control of Media - persecution of artists - Judicial system - corruption - secrecy and lack of accountability

28 Now it's over to you… -Your task: produce a short film/documentary on 'China' -Celebration or Criticism? -History, Geography, Culture, Citizenship -Researching, Reading and Writing -Editing and Filming

29 Resources 1.Trip to Chinatown 2.News Articles and Internet 3.Poetry and short stories 4.Art, Music and Food 5.Exhibitions

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