Because the altitude decreases from west east.
Why is China sometimes referred to as a giant slope?
the eastern part
Where does most of China's population live?
A person who led a communist revolution and doubled China's population. He ruled from 1949-1976.
Who was Mao Zedong?
Mao stressed large families for a larger population.
Why did China's population grow under Mao's leadership?
The plan to get more work out of China's increased population.
What was the Great Leap Forward?
It failed, China suffered from a drought, industrialization did not improve, and 20 million people died in 4 years
What was the result of the Great Leap Forward?
The policy that limits married couples to one child.
What is the one-child policy?
People who followed the policy were rewarded, others were not.
How was the one-child policy enforced?
Reduced the strain on food and water supplies, and lessened the problem of having too many workers for too little jobs.
What are some of the benefits of slower population growth in China?
Because large families are a tradition in rural areas. Families need more children to work on the farm.
Why are some families opposed to the one-child policy?
Because sons pass on the family name and care for their parents in their old age.
Why do Chinese prefer to have sons?
An aging population and it may lead to termination pregnancies.
What are two problems caused by the one-child policy?
Where does most of China's energy come from?
Who is the leading consumer of energy in the world?
It will be 1.3 miles wide, 600 feet high, it will be the largest hydroelectric dam, and it will provide 1/9 of China's electric energy.
What is significant about Three Gorges Hydroelectric Dam?
cleaner more energy, flood control, will improve shipping on the river.
Name three benefits of the Three Gorges Dam.
lost cities and habitats, millions of people will have to move, and it sits on a fault, making a flood imminent.
Name four problems caused by the construction of the dam.
production dropped due to lack of workers
What impact did Mao's cultural revolution have on China?
special economic zones
What does SEZ stand for?
Businesses can decide what price products can be sold and at what price.
How are SEZ areas different from the rest of China?
They created millions of jobs, thus raising the standard of living.
How did the SEZs raise the standard of living for many Chinese?
Wealth is unevenly distributed, and much of China remains very poor.
How have SEZs increased the income gap between rich and poor?