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Running Head: FINAL PROJECT ONE MILESTONE TWO: CHINA1Final Project One Milestone China.Southern New Hampshire University
FINAL PROJECT ONE MILESTONE TWO: CHINA2Final Project One Milestone One: China Introduction and the General State of HealthCareIntroductionChina, officially known as the People’s Republic of China, is the most populated nation in the world. Measuring over 3.7 million square miles, China is the fourth largest country in the world following behind Russia, Canada, and the United States (Yu, Stith, Liu, & Chen, 2012). As of 2016, the United Nations listed the population of China with over 1.3 billion. (UNdata..n.d).PurposeWith a population as massive as China’s, healthcare and its availability to its diversity class of citizens is a unique opportunity to explore. By examining China’s evolving healthcare system through government involvement, social influences, and cultural differences and beliefs, one can grasp a better understanding of the country’s needs whiling aiding in developing health care strategies to help some of the same issues that occur in the United States. The purpose of this paper is to create China’s country profile by examining the economics, social factors, and culture and how they directly relate to healthcare and health outcomes within that nation. Country DetailsPolitical ClimateThe People’s Republic of China was created in 1949 following the defeat of Kuomintang to the communist leader Mao Zedong (BBC, 2017). Since 2012, Xi Jinping serves as the President of the People’s Republic of China and as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. Xi is known for his assertiveness and belief in an authoritative government. His firm ideals reject Western concepts of constitutional democracy and human rights.
FINAL PROJECT ONE MILESTONE TWO: CHINA3Economics Behind Great Britain and the United States, China is the third country to have the abilityto shape and change the global system of trade and finance (Tsui, Wong, CHI, & Tiejun, 2017).China has the second largest economy in the world, and up until 2015, China wasconsidered to be the world'sfastest-growing economy, averaginggrowth rates of over 10 percent in30 years (Tsui, Wong, CHI, & Tiejun, 2017). China is known for its export and leading producer of cheap goods. Top exports from China includemiscellaneous grain, seeds, fruit, aircraft, electrical machinery, machinery, and automobiles (USTR,n.d). China is also the third largest supplier to the United States for agricultural imports including, processed fruit and vegetables, fruit and vegetable juices, snack foods, fresh vegetables, and tea (USTR, n.d.). Geography and ClimateChina is a country of vast climates and terrains. Located in Southeastern Asia along the Pacific Ocean, each region of China holds an increased level of diversity. To the south, rainforests cover most of the terrain presenting with a wet, tropical climate. China’s northwest is a desert, wherein the northeast temperatures can reach -50 Celsius. The Himalayas can be found