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I will discuss the differences and inequalities of China as a nation in its physical, human and economical factors.

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'China is a Country of Differences and Inequalities, Discuss' In the following essay I will discuss the differences and inequalities of China as a nation in its physical, human and economical factors. China is located in Eastern Asia and is bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam. Countries that border are again Vietnam and Korea along with nations such as Mongolia, Russia, India and Kazakhstan. China is the 3rd largest nation in the world when talking about land size which is approximately 9,600,00km in total, and also a 14,500km long coastline, hence the amount of surrounding seas. China is different; it is sprinting ahead in terms of their economy and also population despite the introduction of the 1 child policy in 1979 which has since become more vigorous due to the Chinese government. Yet population is till slowly increasing with a birth rate of 12 per 1000 compared to a death rate of 7 per 1000 and with a current population of 1.3 billion people by 2025 the population will be expected to rise to 1.5 billion, meaning clearly the rate of population is still remains above what is expected as the Chinese government want to reduce China's population yet China remains the most the nation with the highest population in the world. So, china's population is currently 1.3 billion and is concentrated in the Eastern and coastal part of the country and along major rivers such as the Yangtze, Huang He and Huai. You think this population is magnificent and is the largest in the world, but in fact most of the fantastically large country in uninhabited. The factors that alter China's population vary vastly where I have already mentioned the birth rate is higher than the death rate suggesting the growth rate is still too high for the Chinese's government liking. ...read more.

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There are many known hazards in the area alike the South-East such as high humidity and drought in the rivers in the summer. But in winters are very cold and sometimes cold harsh conditions such as flooding due to high precipitation. China has many inequalities and I will now discuss these factors. One problem that China has had is education. Because it is such a large nation with a large population then there are high amounts of uneducated people, especially with the strict communism that has occurred. I have studied the 'illiteracy rate' in china in order to explore the nation's inequalities. Literacy has traditionally been described as the ability to read and write while illiteracy refers to the number of people unable to read and write. I studied each region and by its classification of provinces by the illiteracy ratio. Many of central, Southern and Western China with regions such as mountainous Tibet and also more central Sichuan and Gansu having a high illiteracy ration of approximately 10-55 because of the high amounts of rural civilization and poor services, supplies, resources and also quality of life. These areas are a classic example of 'undeveloped' China. The unusual pattern is though, that some provinces to the South-East have a high illiteracy ratio such as Taiwan, Fujian and Jiangsu apart from Shanghai. These provinces are nearly surrounded by provinces with promising illiteracy ratios, simply because these high illiteracy ratio provinces are not developed and are highly populated and not well governed. The North-East and surprisingly Xinjiang which is the large province to very North-West of China and also Guangdong in the South-East have a Low illiteracy ratio. The reason why Xinjiang has a Low illiteracy ratio is unusual because I have mentioned that it is very mountainous, rural and physically challenging but with the growth of China so astonishing there is high amounts of industry growth in the area because of the international links with bordering countries such as undeveloped Pakistan, and also in these areas China has tones of Cole that needs mining, and this is now one of China's vital resources. ...read more.

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Products from raw materials to your everyday items that always have 'made in china' are all over the world. You also have 174 major cities with the likes of Tianjin, Beijin, Hong Kong and Shangahai which are also major cities in the world, they are all coastal and controlling a lot of trade. You can see briefly now why China is publicized so much and how powerful it is coming by looking at both positive and negative differences to the world. China has many qualities but also inequalities that you do not hear about. You hear about the large populations, large and magnificent cities and also the products that are produced. But you do not hear about the inequalities they have to face as a nation such as significantly high illiteracy ratio in 16 of the 32 provinces, which is half, and consist of mostly Central, Western and some on the East coast. It suggests the poor education system in place and why China is a nation of mostly low paid and low skilled jobs. Also some evidence of the strict communism that supposedly occurs is that the high amounts of GDP along the East coast because of the international retail and also in Xinjiang with high industry yet provinces in the Central and to the South struggle with poverty because of the poor resources yet China do not have equality, hence a large inequality. And finally they may be dealing with this because the HDI is high along the East coast and developing across the central and Western China hence the constant hearing of high development in the nation. China is developing rapidly, and not just on the East coast but also throughout because of the rise in industry due to their rich resources. China develops millionaires daily, and is growing more a more powerful everyday. ?? ?? ?? ?? Aaron Evans China AET - Geography Page | 1 ...read more.

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