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The paper outlines the geographic/geological features of China, China's culture and people and China's current economy. The paper also describes the government of modern-day China and the Five Year Plan which forms the basis for the Chinese government's economic and social development initiatives. The paper looks at China's cultural heritage and practices, specifically at the concept of marriage, attitudes towards the exploitation of women in society and at human rights. The paper concludes that despite the fact that China is currently under the rule of the Communist Party, it is slowly moving towards an open and free democratic system.
From the Paper:"As the largest geographical area in Asia, the country of China, officially known as the People's Republic of China, extends to more than nine million square kilometers, beginning in the east with the Heilong Jiang/Amur River and reaching westward to the Pamir Mountains with an average height of 17,000 feet above sea-level and covering about 22,000 square miles. From north to south, a distance of more than 5,000 kilometers, China extends from the Heilongjiang Province to the Zengmu Shoal. Topographically, China contains a number of very striking geographic/geological features, such as the Qing-Zang Plateau some 4,000 meters above sea-level and the Kunlun, Qin Ling and Greater Hinggan mountains ranges. China's two longest rivers include the Chang Jiang or Yangtze and the Huang He or Yellow, with the first extending more than 6,000 kilometers and the second more than 5,000 kilometers."
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