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The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest wonders of the world. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west of China.

China's one child policy was established to limit communist China's population growth. The policy limits couples to one child. Fines, pressures to abort a pregnancy, and even forced sterilization accompanied second pregnancies.


For centuries before the early 1900's, there was a prominent male domination in the country of China. Women were deprived of all rights and were present mainly to serve men. Marriages were arranged by the daughter's family.

When a girl became three or four years of age her mother would tightly wrap her daughter's feet in bandages with her toes tucked under the soles. On top of this excruciating pain, the bandages would be tightened each day. If a woman's feet weren't bound she was considered unsuitable for marriage. In fact, it was preferred that the foot be around 3 inches in length.

By: Stephanie Larar

China has just over 1.3 billion people in the country. The world's population is about 6.7 billion, China represents 20% of the world's population so one in every five people on the planet is a resident of China.

Chinese is a family of closely-related languages. These languages are known variously as regional languages, dialects of Chinese or varieties of Chinese. In all over 1.2 billion people speak one or more varieties of Chinese.

Sushi is made with a combination of shellfish, cooked or raw fish, vegetables, and seasoned rice. Although Sushi is most commonly linked to the Japanese heritage, it actually began in China during the 7th Century. At that time, any fish caught had to be preserved. The only method possible was by fermentation. Over time, a discovery was made that by rolling the fish in rice that had been soaked in vinegar the fish was fermented in a matter of days rather than months. Then over time, the fermentation process was changed and developed into modern day sushi.

Agriculture is an important economic sector of China, employing over 300 million farmers. China primarily produces rice, wheat, potatoes, sorghum, peanuts, tea, millet, barley, cotton, oilseed, pork, and fish.

Beijing Opera is a form of traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century.The form was extremely popular in the Qing Dynasty court and has come to be regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China.



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