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Colourful rock formations in the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park - Telegraph

Colourful rock formations in the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park - Telegraph | China | Scoop.it
Colourful rock formations in the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park.
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China and the Environment: The East is grey | The Economist

China and the Environment: The East is grey | The Economist | China | Scoop.it
All industrial nations one day hit an environmental turning-point, an event that dramatises to the population the ecological consequences of growth. In America that event occurred in 1969 when the Cuyahoga river in Ohio, thick with pollutants and bereft of fish, caught fire. America’s Environmental Protection Agency was founded the next year. Strict environmental laws passed by Japan in the 1970s followed the realisation that poisonous mercury spilled from a plastics factory was claiming thousands of lives around the bay of Minamata. The fetid smog that settled on Beijing in January 2013 could join the ranks of these game-changing environmental disruptions. For several weeks the air was worse than in an airport smoking lounge. A swathe of warm air in the atmosphere settled over the Chinese capital like a duvet and trapped beneath it pollution from the region’s 200 coal-fired power plants and 5m cars. The concentration of particles with a diameter of 2.5 microns or less, hit 900 parts per million—40 times the level the World Health Organisation deems safe. You could smell, taste and choke on it. Public concern exploded. China’s hyperactive microblogs logged 2.5m posts on “smog” in January alone. The dean of a business school said thousands of Chinese and expatriate businessmen were packing their bags because of the pollution. Beijing is one of China’s richest cities. Before the 2008 Olympic games it had relocated its smelliest industries to surrounding provinces. If anywhere should be cleaning itself up, it is the capital. Yet even Communist bigwigs, opening their curtains each morning near the Forbidden City, could not avoid the toxic fog. Click headline to read more--
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26 Years of Growth: Shanghai Then and Now

26 Years of Growth: Shanghai Then and Now | China | Scoop.it
Reuters photographer Carlos Barria recently spent time in Shanghai, China, the fastest-growing city in the world
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Vast Mongolian shantytown now home to quarter of country's population

Vast Mongolian shantytown now home to quarter of country's population | China | Scoop.it
More than 700,000 people, many of them ex-herders and their families, now crowd the gers sprawling north of Ulan Bator
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China to reform one-child slogans

China to reform one-child slogans | China | Scoop.it
China is to overhaul the sometimes threatening slogans used to enforce its one-child policy, the authorities announce.
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China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities - NYTimes.com

China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities - NYTimes.com | China | Scoop.it
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Boomtown Beijing | Watch the Film Free Online | SnagFilms

Boomtown Beijing | Watch the Film Free Online | SnagFilms | China | Scoop.it
Boomtown Beijing is a film about the city of Beijing, its people and their dreams the summer before the Olympics. The 2008 Olympics Games is China's debutante ball on the world stage. " Faster. Higher.
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5 Best VPNs in China - 

5 Best VPNs in China -  | China | Scoop.it
Best VPNs in China Hopefully this article won’t be banned in China, since we are talking about getting round their great firewall!
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Mapping migration-China and India

Mapping migration-China and India | China | Scoop.it
Where are the world's biggest Chinese and Indian immigrant communities? MORE Chinese people live outside mainland China than French people live in France, with some to be found in almost every country.

 

The two most populous countries in the world, India and China, are mentioned frequently when teaching population geography.  However, it is typical in the United States to pass over these countries when discussing migration; this graphic shows the diasporas are quite extensive and highly influential. 


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Elle Reagan's curator insight, October 17, 2014 1:59 PM

When I first came across this article I thought it was intriguing but not surprising. Most people fleeing from India and China go somewhere nearby versus somewhere far away. Places like Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia have a high rate of Chinese and Indian migrants, which proves one of Ravenstein's laws.

Clayton and Annie's curator insight, February 12, 2015 10:07 AM

This is showing indias geography. This article is telling you where the most populated parts of India are. Which are most of them live out side of China. The two most populated countrys are India and China. India has a higher people per square mile than China. 

Flo Cuadra Scrofft's curator insight, May 27, 2015 12:58 AM

Summary- More Chinese people live outside mainland China than French people live in France. Some 22m ethnic Indians are scattered across every continent. Diasporas have been a part of the world for millennia; they are quite extensive and highly influential.The map highlights the world's top 20 destinations for Chinese and Indian migrants

 

Insight- since China and India are the most populous countries of the world, it makes sense that we ask ourselves "well, do people there ever go to other places to find a little bit more of personal space that is so scarce in their home countries?" They actually do. Maybe it is not because they need personal space. Working opportunities and better living conditions might be what drives these people to migrate from their countries.

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From the Yellow River to the East River

From the Yellow River to the East River | China | Scoop.it
Photographer Ian Teh’s haunting images of the cost of industrialization along China’s Yellow River appear in an unconventional exhibit on a New York City ferry.
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The Shanghai Day Trip You Don't Need a Tour Guide For

The Shanghai Day Trip You Don't Need a Tour Guide For | China | Scoop.it
Nanjing, the one-time capital of China outside of Shanghai, is a perfect sport for a day trip—no escort or bus tour required.
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China makes gain in battle against desertification but has long fight ahead

China makes gain in battle against desertification but has long fight ahead | China | Scoop.it
Expert warns it could take 300 years to recover desert land resulting from over-cultivation and water demands
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China's Lost Girls | Watch the Film Free Online | SnagFilms

China's Lost Girls | Watch the Film Free Online | SnagFilms | China | Scoop.it
National Geographic host Lisa Ling examines the consequences of China's two-decade-old, ''one child policy'' designed to curb the country's exploding population.
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BBC - China Stories - Xiao Di - the single child

BBC - China Stories - Xiao Di - the single child | China | Scoop.it
China Stories. A BBC Scotland Learning TV crew follows Xiao Di, a ten year old boy who lives in Beijing and is a product of Chinas one child policy.
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China's one-child policy creates massive gender imbalance | Geography Education

China's one-child policy creates massive gender imbalance | Geography Education | China | Scoop.it
The Chinese government says its so-called "one-child policy" has succeeded in reining in its population. But more than three decades after the policy's imple...

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Podcast of Manufacturing

Podcast of Manufacturing | China | Scoop.it

The "This American Life" Podcast (also available on iTunes) often pulls together fascinating stories about American culture and society.  This podcast focuses on the production of the Apple products such as the iPod which as advertized as quintessentially American products.  While we all know that "our stuff is made in China," how much do we know about the geography of industry and manufacturing within China?  This is a glimpse into Shenzhen, one of the Special Economic Zones and the scope and scale of manufacturing of commercialized goods and the working conditions. 


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Thanks to Duncan Ashworth for finding this link!