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Challenges faced by China, the Middle Kingdom

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Middle Kingdom
The term "middle kingdom" is the translation of the Chinese word Zhōngguó which literally means "middle kingdom" or "central country." As with most countries, the Chinese tendency was to view themselves as superior to and more advanced than their neighbors. They believed they had been specially chosen to enjoy dominion over neighboring lands. The term Middle Kingdom itself dates from between 1000 to 600 B.C. We see a resurgence in this concept of being the central country in China today. Their strong position economically, their growing military strength and their antagonism toward Taiwan are all viewed with some apprehension by their immediate neighbors and by the world at large.

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Middle Kingdom
The term "middle kingdom" is the translation of the Chinese word Zhōngguó which literally means "middle kingdom" or "central country." As with most countries, the Chinese tendency was to view themselves as superior to and more advanced than their neighbors. They believed they had been specially chosen to enjoy dominion over neighboring lands. The term Middle Kingdom itself dates from between 1000 to 600 B.C. We see a resurgence in this concept of being the central country in China today. Their strong position economically, their growing military strength and their antagonism toward Taiwan are all viewed with some apprehension by their immediate neighbors and by the world at large.

Population Growth Issues
China is the most populous nation on earth with roughly 1.3 billion people. For many years now the Chinese government has instituted a 1 child per family cap but this has not ...

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This solution deals with future challenges facing the nation of China. These include population growth and industrialization. An explanation is also given regarding the term "Middle Kingdom" used to describe China.

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