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Investigation into the Asia Pacific Region: China-Human Environment

Year 10 Elective Geography



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Centre for Global Education

Understanding the interaction between a natural environment and various human and cultural patterns is an essential aspect of geography. To fully appreciate China's broad geographic and cultural diversity, one needs to identify general characteristics that act as guidelines.

Pew Research Centre

Country Reports

The People's Republic of China was established on October 1, 1949, with Beijing as its capital city. With well over 1.3 billion citizens, China is the world's most populous country and the fourth-largest in terms of territory. Although political power remains centralized in the Chinese Communist Party, China is undergoing profound economic and social changes.


A lot of people might be tempted to think that the People's Republic of China is an extremely ethnically homogeneous country, and strictly judging by ethnic identification on the official government census, they would be considered justified for thinking that, but today we're going to look at the man ethnic groups of the PRC, and why ethnicity and language in China is such a confusing topic.

India and China have so many people today because they’re good for farming and big, but they’ve always been that way, so they’ve actually had a huge proportion of Earth’s people for thousands of years.


Meet Zhe Wen, a young girl from Shanghai, and discover how she lives, as well as the geographical features of China. Discover how these features influence the way people live and work, and learn about Zhe Wen's personal life and hobbies. This engaging resource is suitable for primary students studying the similarities and differences of places and cultural diversity.

SBS Cultural Atlas

China is the most populous country in the world and has the second largest land area. Its cultural influence is felt throughout the Asian region and has impacted the world on a large scale through the arts, sciences, cuisine, production and trade.

World Economic Forum


The Chinese economy receives a lot of interest in the media but it can be difficult to keep track of the basic facts. Here is an overview of China’s economy in the context of its global economic rise.

World Population Review

According to current projections, China's population will finally peak in 2030 with a shrinking labor force and an over-65 population of 240 million. 


After establishing diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China in 1972, Australia established an embassy in Beijing in 1973.  The Australia-China bilateral relationship is based on strong economic and trade complementarities and longstanding community and cultural links. 


The Chinese economy will remain the major driver of global growth for the foreseeable future but policy efforts need to focus more on efficiency, stability and inclusiveness.