Rising Sun China

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The Land of the Rising Sun SGT Wagester, Macauley ADA ALC 006-17 The Land of the Rising Sun Home of 20 percent of the world’s population, China has a very unique and diverse culture. This research paper is going to introduce and educate the reader about the geography, economy, political party, and military that makes up the mysterious country to the East. Fourth largest country in the world, China makes up almost the entire East Asian Landmass. China’s 9,596,960 sq km in total area, features the highest and one of the lowest points in the world. Nearly 70% of China is made up of mountains, hills, or plateaus. (Defense, 2010) China has 23 providences and 4 Municipalities. China is also home to more than 3,400 islands. China’s climate reflects what one might think coming from such a large mass of land. Cold Siberian air coming from the north and tropical air masses coming from the south create bipolar conditions. China is home to many rivers, most notably being the, “Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) literally translated as “Long River,” the Chang Jiang, at 6,300 km (3,915 mi), is Asia’s longest river and the third longest in the world” (Defense, 2010). China has 20 of the 30 most polluted cities in the world, according to the World Bank (Defense, 2010). The Chinese government has made pollution control a high priority and even made efforts to cut carbon intensity levels in half, but according to the Defense Language Institute Foreign

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