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lesson 2

In China, there are three river systems that are vital for the country's economic activities and the everyday life of its people.

Huang Ho River
Yangtze River
Xi Jiang River

is also known as the River of Sorrow. This is because the river brings destruction to lives and properties everytime severe floodings occur.

Huang Ho

this river is being utilized as a transportation route for shipping vessels in China. The city of Shanghai is also situated in the mouth of the river.


is the main water route toward Canton.

Xi Jiang

Japan is separated from mainland East Asia by the...

Korean Strait
Sea of Japan

is made up of four large islands and more than 3,000 smaller ones.


four large islands of Japan



80% of the total land area of Japan is mountainous.

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