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  Yellow River Summary
Called "China's sorrow," or Huang Ho in Chinese, the Huang (Yellow) River is the second-largest river in China, flowing 5,954 kilometers from its origins in the Bayan Harshan Mountains on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in western China until it empties into the Bo Hai Gulf.
The Yellow River is notable for the amount of silt it carries, amounting to 1.6 billion tons annually at the point where it descends from the Loess Plateau.
The Wei River and Fen River are the chief tributaries of the Yellow river.
www.bookrags.com /Yellow_River   (1578 words)

  
  China - MSN Encarta
China, officially the People’s Republic of China (Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo), country in East Asia, the world’s largest country by population and one of the largest by area, measuring about the same size as the United States.
China proper centers on the agricultural regions drained by three major rivers—the Huang He (Yellow River) in the north, the Yangtze (Chang Jiang) in central China, and the Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) in the south.
China borders the East China Sea and North Korea on the east; Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan on the north; Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan on the west; and India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Vietnam, and the South China Sea on the south.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573055/China.html   (1122 words)

  
 The Ultimate China - American History Information Guide and Reference
On the other hand, the Republic of China, while never formally rescinding its claims, has moved away from its former identity as the ruler of China, and increasingly characterizes itself as "Taiwan", which is the usage commonly adopted in the West.
China is the world's oldest continuous civilization and culture, with a history characterized by repeated divisions and reunifications amid alternating periods of peace and war, and violent dynastic change.
China is also traditionally thought of as comprising North China (北方) and South China (南方), the geographic boundary between which north and south is largely generalized as Huai River (淮河) and Qinling Mountains (秦岭).
www.historymania.com /american_history/China   (3575 words)

  
 Conclusion - Can China feed itself?
China's family farms are usually too small to take advantage of economies of scale.
China is already one of the leading countries in advanced rice biotechnology research.
China's South is too far "north" for the climate change impact of increased storms that is typical for the hot tropics.
www.iiasa.ac.at /Research/LUC/ChinaFood/concl/con_1.htm   (1552 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
The highlands of South China extend from the Tibetan Plateau (Qing Zang Gaoyuan) E to the sea.
The climates of China are similar, in their range and distribution, to those of the continental U.S.; temperate climates prevail, with desert and semiarid regions in the W interior and a small area of tropical climate in the extreme SE.
China’s major environmental problems in the mid-1990s included acid rain, chiefly from the burning of coal as fuel; water pollution from untreated sewage and industrial wastes; misuse of agricultural chemicals; and loss of arable land because of soil erosion and population pressures.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/nations/china.html   (6553 words)

  
 Brahmaputra River Summary
The river runs east for 1,800 kilometers through most of southern Tibet (Xizang Autonomous Region), where it is known as the Yarlung Zangbo River, before it suddenly turns south and crosses the Himalayas in 5,000-meter-deep gorges.
The river Yarlung Tsangpo originates in the Jima Yangzong glacier near Mount Kailash in the northern Himalayas.
It is one of the few rivers in the world that exhibit a tidal bore.
www.bookrags.com /Brahmaputra_River   (716 words)

  
 Where do you want to go birding in China today?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
For waterfowls and wading birds, the principle parts of overwintering birds, the freezeup of surfaces of lakes and rivers and covering with ice and snow on the ground are restricted factors for overwintering, inhabiting and survival.
River Delta National Nature Reserve is a wetland reserve to protect the natural wetland system of the Yellow River Estuary and the rare and endangered wildlife inhabiting in it.
China is such a huge country, with such a large bird list, that space constraints make it impossible to list all of the speciality birds.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/asiachina.htm   (3553 words)

  
 Prophecy Central: China
China has continued to gain control of ports in strategic positions that could support military or economic actions against the United States.
China means to destroy the West, according to the leading dissident Wu, the soft-spoken but determined anti-communist who has served years in Chinese prisons.
President Bush does still endorse the process of increasing trade with China, but some congressmen are trying to overturn last year's law that paves the way for China to gain permanent normal trade relations with the United States.
www.bible-prophecy.com /china.htm   (1654 words)

  
 China - Economic analysis of government policies, investment climate and political risk.
China's banking system expanded rapidly from 1985 to 1993, as the number of branches of state banks rose from 60,785 to 143,796 and the number of employees increased from 973,355 to 1,893,957.
China is currently investing significant funds in creating and upgrading their 1.117million miles of roads, highway and expressway systems, 75% of which are unpaved.
China also is important to any effort to curb emissions of greenhouse gases.While the Chinese government is concerned with its environmental problems, it tends to be more concerned with local problems, such as particulate matter and sulfur dioxide emissions.
www.mkeever.com /china.html   (4003 words)

  
 WWF - Xi Jiang Rivers and Streams - A Global Ecoregion
The southern margin of China is characterised by a distinctive landscape of karst limestone, where hills, sinkholes, and caverns abound.
Thus, the landscape around the rivers and streams has been severely changed, leaving little of the natural vegetation to buffer water flowing overland to the streams, further resulting in water pollution.
Population in the delta of this river is expected to double over the next 25-50 years, and with an increasing population will come an increasing need for clean fresh water.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/ecoregions/xijiang_rivers_streams.cfm   (313 words)

  
 The Annotated Ramsar List: China
The water outlet of the lake is connected to the Jinsha River with major hydrological functions of flood control, storage and water balance in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River.
The lake, centered on an island, is fed by two rivers and numerous smaller rivers originating from mountain snow melt.
An alluvial floodplain typical of high-altitude wetlands, a mixture of rivers, open bogs, seasonally flooded meadows, and sedge marshes, the largest area of freshwater wetland in the country.
www.ramsar.org /profile/profiles_china.htm   (4017 words)

  
 Huangpu River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
View of Pudong from the Huangpu River in Shanghai
The Huangpu River (Simplified Chinese: 黄浦江; Traditional Chinese: 黃浦江; pinyin: Huángpŭ Jiāng; Wade-Giles: Huang-p'u Chiang; literally "Yellow Bank River") is a 97km long river in China flowing through Shanghai.
The Bund in Shanghai is located along the river.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Huangpu_River   (129 words)

  
 The China Project
The second lesson analyzes the role of water and rivers as understood by Taoist philosophy.
This is an excellent lesson that describes major geographic features of China, determines the effects of geography on the social, political and economic elements of China, and examines the impact of geography in uniting and disuniting China up to the present time.
Mass migration in China, due to economic transition, is changing the face of cities and villages throughout the country.
www.globaled.org /chinaproject/c_teaching.php   (2526 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for China
Nu River dialect is spoken from Gongshan Dulong-Nu Autonomous County west to Chayu (Zayü) County in Tibet.
To the east of Bhutan, partly in southeastern Tibet, mainly on the Yarlung-Zanbo River, Medog, Nyinchi, Cuona counties.
North central Sichuan, near the confluence of the Duke River and its tributary Zhongke River in Shili, Zongke, and Puxi townships, Shangzhai District, southern Rangthang County.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=China   (8374 words)

  
 China: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
China proper consists of three great river systems: the Yellow River (Huang He), 2,109 mi (5,464 km) long; the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang), the third-longest river in the world at 2,432 mi (6,300 km); and the Pearl River (Zhu Jiang), 848 mi (2,197 km) long.
After the Korean War began in June 1950, China led the Communist bloc in supporting North Korea, and on Nov. 26, 1950, the Mao regime sent troops to assist the North in its efforts to capture the South.
China is poised to have the world's fourth-largest economy, after the United States, Japan, and Germany.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107411.html   (2609 words)

  
 legalframework National Aquaculture Legislation Overview - China (1)
China is a party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
China is also a party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
According to the Law, the environmental impact statement of construction projects – including large-scale aquaculture projects – should contain an assessment regarding the water pollution hazards the projects are likely to produce, including their impact on the ecosystem, and a description of measures for prevention and control.
www.fao.org /fi/website/FIRetrieveAction.do?dom=legalframework&xml=nalo_china.xml   (3529 words)

  
 Tips for Travelers to China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Persons transiting China on the way to and from Mongolia or North Korea or who plan to re-enter from the Hong Kong or Macau Special Administrative Regions should be sure to obtain visas allowing multiple entries.
China does not recognize the U.S. citizenship of children born in China, when one of the parents is a PRC national.
If you are planning to conduct business in China, please be vigilant in investigating the companies you plan to work with to ensure they are reputable or to learn whether a prior history of disputes exists.
travel.state.gov /travel/tips/regional/regional_1173.html   (5996 words)

  
 Famous Chinese Rivers Topic Center - Travel to China
List of Famous Chinese Rivers These are the major Rivers of China.
List of rivers in China This is a list of rivers, which are at least partially located in China:
Min River Minjiang, when written without tone marks, is the name of either of two rivers in China, each with its own Chinese characte...
www.famouschinese.com /topic/Famous_Chinese_Rivers   (327 words)

  
 Toxic Technology contaminates e-waste recycling yards in China and India
The results from analysing the dust from workshops, as well as wastewater, soil and sediment from local rivers show conclusively that all stages in processing the e-waste enable toxic chemicals, including heavy metals, to be released into the workplace and into the surrounding environment.
Contamination was not limited to the recycling yards; dust collected from the homes of two e-waste recycling workers in China had higher levels of heavy metals, particularly lead, compared to dust collected from one neighbouring house with no link to e-waste recycling.
LG Electronics is the latest to join the list of companies in committing to substitute these harmful substances with safer alternatives.
www.greenpeace.org /china/en/news/20050817_exeter_report   (466 words)

  
 Country Profile - China
Zhongdong River in Hangzhou, Funan River in Chengdu, Haihe River in Tianjin, Suzhou River in Shanghai, Qinhuai River in Nanjing, and Haohe River in Nantong.
In this connection, China needs financial and technological support from the international community, especially from the developed countries, to better address desertification and achieve sustainable development in ecologically fragile areas so as to make her contribution to the global effort at combating desertification and protecting the ecological environment.
There are two major trends in China's rural employment: the growth of aquaculture and livestock-growing has decreased the number of labourers in agriculture; and the trend of rural labourers going to cities for work has led to an annual increase in employment of 10%.
www.un.org /esa/earthsummit/china-cp.htm   (14273 words)

  
 China - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
The Ancient Venetian Township in the South of Yangtze River - Luzhi (2001)
The Ancient Venetian Township in the South of Yangtze River - Nanxun (2001)
The Ancient Venetian Township in the South of Yangtze River - Wuzhen (2001)
whc.unesco.org /en/statesparties/cn   (409 words)

  
 Beijing gets poor grades for water quality
Though the water quality at the city's 21 local reservoirs was reported to be mostly at the Grade II level, four of those reservoirs have dried up due to severe water shortages.
Eight of the major rivers winding through the eight districts of central Beijing are heavily polluted, failing to meet the Grade V standard.
Water shortages in recent years and the growth in the capital's population have also contributed to the deterioration of local water quality, even as the city has tried to keep up by building new sewage-treatment plants.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /china/2006-11/29/content_745415.htm   (542 words)

  
 Travel to China: Beyond "Made in China"
The 21st century will be remembered in history as the China Century.
With 20 percent of the world's population, China has sustained phenomenal 9-12% economic growth over 15 years, has the world's largest standing army, the world's greatest rural-to-urban migration, and is the number one consumer of nearly every natural resource.
China is without a doubt the challenger to U.S. global hegemony, yet relatively few Americans have traveled to this complex country.
www.globalexchange.org /tours/680.html   (601 words)

  
 TASSI: China
This unit will focus on the contributions made by China and continue to reinforce the framework by teaching the diverse qualities of communities that explain the diverse quality of our own communities.
By focusing in on a particular country, although China has many cultures within itself, I would like to try to move away from teaching Asia as a single almost generic culture.
Teachers should modify the number of places/things/people/etc. to be listed in the T-diagram.
www.csupomona.edu /~tassi/china.htm   (973 words)

  
 Planet Ark : China disaster toll at 659; typhoons loom
The hardest hit provinces and regions were Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan and Chongqing in the southwest, Hubei, Hunan and Henan in central China and Guangxi in the south.
Ten bodies were found this week in Yingjiang county in the province of Yunnan, which was hit by landslides and mudflows, bringing the death toll to 12, Xinhua said.
The waters of the Yuanjiang and Zishui rivers in Hunan, both tributaries of the Yangtze, have risen past the danger mark, Xinhua said.
www.planetark.org /dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/26188/story.htm   (701 words)

  
 China 1
Name the Sea that is located between the Korean peninsula and China's northeastern coast: _____________________ Sea.
Another major river in China flows out in the East China Sea, at the city of Shanghai.
Name this river (you may find that it has two different names, depending on which atlas you use): Y ___________________ or C _________________ river
tlc.ousd.k12.ca.us /~tanjaz/geojournals/china/china2.html   (318 words)

  
 China's Environment: An Annotated List of Internet Resources
China Environment Forum Publications: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4
China's Clean Air Price Tag: USD 40 Billion
Listing of programs and contact information for donations to flood relief in response to the great floods of 1998
newton.uor.edu /Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/china-environ.html   (1038 words)

  
 Planet Ark : China Punishes Officials A Year After Toxic Spill
China's leaders under Wen and President Hu Jintao have been trying to instill greater accountability among officials in order to boost legitimacy in the ruling Communist Party.
CNPC's head, Chen Geng, stepped down earlier this month after reaching the retirement age of 60, and is expected to leave his post as chairman of PetroChina by the end of the year.
China sometimes allows top officials to serve beyond the official retirement age.
www.planetark.org /dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/39149/story.htm   (687 words)

  
 China Travel Faqs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Answer: China has long been known as a "kingdom of bicycles" and bicycles play an important role in Chinese daily life.
Answer: The five most famous mountains in China are Mt. Taishan in Shandong, Mt. Hengshan in Hunan, Mt. Hengshan in Shanxi Mt. Huashan in Shaanxi and Mt. Songshan in Henan.
Any activities that disrupt public order, threaten public security, or infringe upon the interests of the state, the society or the collective would be punished according to the laws of China.
www.travelchinaguide.com /faq/before/about_china.htm   (914 words)

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