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R EGIONS OF C HINA Michael Milburn, JeanneAnn Faris, and Erica Grabowski
T HE N ORTHEAST R EGION O F C HINA The Northeast Region of China is surrounded by the Amur River, the North China Plain, and the Greater Khingan Range. o The Northeast Region region is home to most O of China’s major lowland lowlands.
T HE N ORTHEAST R EGION OF C HINA Beijing Beijing, being the nation’s capitol, has made the Northeast region the core of China. Even now, with a communist government, Beijing remains a major seat of power. However, Beijing may be losing power, as people move to the Southeast for money, and job opporunities.
T HE N ORTHEAST R EGION O F C HINA The North China Plain is the most agricultural area of China. The soil has been made fertile by loess- or a fine yellow loam deposited by seasonal dust storms. This is how the Huang He got it’s nickname the Yellow River.
T HE N ORTHEAST R EGION O F C HINA The Huang He Serves as a 3,395 mile long transportation route to the sea through the Gobi Desert to the North China Plain. When there is heavy rain the river floods and can take many peoples lives along with their homes and and crops. Because the River has caused so many deaths it has been called “China’s Sorrow” At times the river will dry up for months because so many people depend on it for water. The government has set up a program to transfer water from the Yangzi River into the Huang He to solve this.
T HE S OUTHEAST R EGION O F C HINA In comparison to the Northeast the Southeast region of China is more mountainous and has a more tropical climate.
T HE S OUTHEAST R EGION O F C HINA The Southeast Region is home to good farmland. A common agricultural strategy is to use double cropping. Double Cropping- Growing more than one crop on the same farmland in the duration of that year.
T HE S OUTHEAST R EGION O F C HINA Rice is the most common crop in the Southeast region.
T HE S OUTHEAST R EGION O F C HINA The Valley of the Yangzi River (AKA Chang) Because, of the fertile land, the Valley of the Yangzi River is one of the most densely populated regions of China, with aproximately 5,000 people per square mile. The Yangzi River Valley is used by China to transport goods from the East to the West of China, as well as towns deeper inside of China.
T HE S OUTHEAST R EGION O F C HINA The Three Gorges Dam is being built inland in the Southeast Region on the Yangzi, which is believed to generate energy, and maintain/stop flooding. People who live in many of the towns along this river have to be moved because of the formation of a lake behind the dam.
T HE S OUTHEAST R EGION O F C HINA Economic Zones As result of the Four Modernization, special economic zones have been created to attract foreign investment, and technology to China. These zones have brought great economic success to China, since their creation.
T HE N ORTHWEST R EGION O F C HINA The Northwest region has a stark, rugged and mostly inhospitable terrain. The Gobi Desert acts as a Northwest boundary. The Takla Makan Desert covers much of one of the two major basins in this region.
T HE N ORTHWEST R EGION O F C HINA A major landmark in the region is the Silk Road.
T HE N ORTHWEST R EGION O F C HINA Towns were created from natural flowing oases along the Silk Road. Some became small cities like Kashgar, which has a population of over 300,000 people.
T HE N ORTHWEST R EGION O F C HINA The city of Urunqi has a population of 1.5 million. There are few farmers in the area, because of scarce water resources.
T HE N ORTHWEST R EGION O F C HINA Nomadic herding is the most popular occupation in the Northwest region. Herders drive their herds to the mountains during the summer, and to the lowlands during the winter.
T HE S OUTHWEST R EGION O F C HINA Tibet Most of the Southwest region of China is covered by the Plateau of Tibet. This is a cold dry plateau with elevations of 4,300 m and surrounding mountains of 6,100 m. The Plateau is very isolated from the rest of the country.
T HE S OUTHWEST R EGION O F C HINA Tibet has a strict traditional society based on Buddhist religion. Tibet is ruled by a theocrat- or someone who claims to rule by religious or divine authority.
T HE S OUTHWEST R EGION O F C HINA When China became ruled by a communist government in 1965, Tibet was declared an autonomous region- or a political unit with limited self-government. This caused the Tibetan culture to be threatened, however, they still held on to their traditional ways. Tibetans are resolved to gain independence.
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