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Discuss China in terms of being the "MIDDLE KINGDOM," Population growth issues, and industralization.

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The term "middle kingdom" is the translation of the Chinese word which literally means "middle kingdom"

or "central country." As with most countries, the Chinese tendency was to view themselves as superior to and more advanced

than their neighbors. They believed they had been specially chosen to enjoy dominion over neighboring lands. The term Middle

Kingdom itself dates from between 1000 to 600 B.C. We see a resurgence in this concept of being the central country in China

today. Their strong position economically, their growing military strength and their antagonism toward Taiwan are all
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One of the biggest ones was on how they

worked together and contributed much to their modern attitude towards the global economy.

The one major back lash to all of this growth and advancement was Chinas forever growing population. There are a

few factors that contribute to their rising population and they are as follows: China’s total fertility rate is 1.7, which means that on

average each woman will give birth to 1.7 children throughout the continuation of her life. The necessary fertility rate for a

reasonably stable population is 2.1: nonetheless, Chinas population is expected to break record highs and keep growing over

the following decades. This can be contributed to immigration factors, and a decrease in infant mortality. Also decreases in death

rate as national health improves. By late of last year, 2010, the expected population was estimated to be 1.4 billion people. It was

estimated again around 2030 that the population was expected to decrease steadily.

The part of Chinas main beliefs that held true even to this day is that of family. Traditionally you find more families in China

Working together than while farming and such which led to why they were so successful in the agriculture part of their economy,

and why it has stuck around for so long. The industrialization of China did occur on a significant scale

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