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Ocean Heat Dome Steams Coastal China: Shanghai to Near Very Dangerous 35 Degree Celsius Wet Bulb Temperatures This Week

Ocean Heat Dome Steams Coastal China: Shanghai to Near Very Dangerous 35 Degree Celsius Wet Bulb Temperatures This Week | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
(Image source: NASA/Lance-Modis) An ocean heat dome that formed over a broad area of the Pacific Ocean, the South and East China seas, and a large stretch of coastal China during late July continue...
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A New perspective on China

A New perspective on China | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

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Cynthia Williams's curator insight, July 3, 2013 1:05 PM

This is not how we typically see China displayed on a map. On most maps China is located under Kazakhstan and Mongolia.   Maps can shape our perspective on certain issues.  This map is clearly stating that China is important, more important than the surrounding countries. 

Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 7:32 PM

This doesn't pertain to a specific CD.

 

This is not how we typically see China displayed on a map. On most maps China is located under Kazakhstan and Mongolia. Maps can shape our perspective on certain issues. This map is clearly stating that China is important, more important than the surrounding countries.  

Marina Costanzo's curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:36 AM

Interessante prospettiva.. quando il mondo non è più eurocentrico..

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China Plans Next Generation of Carriers As Sea Disputes Broaden - World News Report

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This article is from Bloomberg.com (EIN news online)

 

China is being assertive for sovereignity claims against Japan, Vietnam, and the Phillipines over the South China Sea and the  islands that are rich in gas, oil and fish and China is building more jet aircraft carriers becoming more threatening to the area

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Russia and China: Cementing ties

Russia and China: Cementing ties | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
As China's Xi Jinping chooses Moscow for his inaugural state visit, we look at the ties that bind the two countries.
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Russia is of course the world's largest energy producer and China the biggest consumer. The two countries are in discussion about a gas pipeline that could eventually deliver 38bn cubic metres of Russian gas a year to China(quote from article)

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China's Sustainable Cave Hotel Under Construction

China's Sustainable Cave Hotel Under Construction | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

Construction has started on a cave hotel resort by Atkins that will nestle into the rockface of an abandoned water-filled quarry near Shanghai, China.

Once complete, the hotel will offer around 400 rooms, as well as conference facilities, a banquet hall, restaurants, a swimming pool and a water-sports centre.

The building will use geothermal technologies to generate its own electricity and lighting, while greenery will blanket a roof that extends just two storeys above the edge of the quarry.

 

Sustainability is integral to Atkins' design of this unique resort, built into an abandoned, water-filled quarry.


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John Blunnie's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:20 AM

It seems even the Chinese tourist industry is at the forefront of hotel construction. This place looking breathtaking.

Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:51 AM

China is a major topic this year, could be good.

Resort and Hotel Mythbusters's comment, September 10, 2013 2:08 AM
This sustainable hotel is one another impressive work that architecture has been done. The basic idea itself is impressive considering its built in a cave over a waterfall and 3 storeys of them were beneath the water. However, the most important thing is this hotel generates their own energy which is incredible considering most new hotel nowadays have to promote their sustainability in the future. We can't wait to see the hotel to be finish and ready to use.
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Xiaolangdi Reservoir annual opening

Xiaolangdi Reservoir annual opening | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

Yellow River, China Xiaolangdi Reservoir

 

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June 24, 2013: A tourist poses for photos as water gushes out of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River during a water & sediment regulating operation in Sanmenxia City, China, on June 22.  The operation is conducted every year to clear out the mud & sand accumulated at the dam.(MSN.com)

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India asks China to withdraw border troops

India asks China to withdraw border troops | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Foreign ministry asks China to pull back troops who allegedly advanced into disputed territory claimed by India.
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China claims northeast Atunachel Pradesh 90,000 sq km.  India states China occupies 38,000 sq km.  China is a Pakistan ally and supplies weapons to Pakistan.  China is suspicious of the Dalai Lama (Tibet) visiting India and Tibet's declaration of government.  India has asked China to withdraw troops from India's territory.

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