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There are currently over 1.3  billion   citizens of China 11/16/11 2 The average life expectancy is     72.58 years There are:     13.45 births per 1,000     7 deaths per 1,000 … 1.73 children born per woman … 69.1% Live in Rural areas
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0-14 years: 20.8% 15-64 years: 71.4% 65-0ver years: 7.7% 11/16/11 3 Age Structure: Religious Affiliation: Non-religious:   42.1% Chinese folk-religionist:   28.5%  Buddhist:   8.4%  Muslim:  1.5%  Christian:   4.8% Major ethnic:  Han  Minor ethnic:   Mongols, Tibetan,  Korean, Uzbeks,  Russian Ethnic Groups
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11/16/11 4 Historical perspective of China Archeologists have discovered artifacts that indicate China had major functioning cities as early as 1700 B.C. and enduring until 1027 B.C.
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11/16/11 5 Western Powers Arrive in China Portuguese established a foothold in Macao In china, opium was often used for medical reasons In the 1700s the non-medical opium smoking habit began to spread in China
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11/16/11 6 British traded with India for Silks and Opium Opium was transported and stored in China even though China had a NO OPIUM POLICY In 1839 the Qing government enforced strict laws prohibiting opium in China China launched and lost 2 Opium Wars OPIUM WARS OF 1839-1842
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11/16/11 7 China was in debt after the Opium Wars Was forced to give Hong Kong to the British for a period of 99 years.
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8 Government increased taxes on families and businesses Increased foreign goods (replacing local merchants) The Chinese people became discontent with the Qing government. After the Opium Wars
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