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China India China India(0)

During the visit both the nations shared the common vision of pushing through the Strategic Cooperative Partnership between the two nations. Both the premiers of the two countries agreed to promote building a cordial environment having peace and prosperity.

The economic and trade relations between the two nations is on a fast pace and the bilateral trade has surpassed dollar 51 billion mark in 2008 which is a neat 34% increase from 2007. The security and defense have also been an agenda in maintaining bilateral relations. The ?Join Hands 2008? was a joint army exercise that was successfully conducted in India ? the subject being combating terrorism. The bilateral relations between the international and regional affairs were also strengthened. Issues such global warming and eventual climate change, Doha round talks and international recession and financial crisis were also discussed amicably. Both the nations worked in a manner that they could get positive results at the G-20 meeting in Washington. The G-20 meeting was successful for both the nations and they could collect substantial amount of money.

According to President Hu Jintao, the bilateral relations between the countries are at their best. The two countries have agreed to carry out exchange programs in which the government sectors and political parties will be exchanging their views and cooperation. Even the youth of the two countries will be visiting the nation under the exchange programs. The dialogues on foreign policies, defense and security and on anti terrorism will be continued. One fascinating outcome of the whole process is that the countries are going to hold China Festival in India and India Festival in China. The celebrations will take place in 2010. The two nations have also decided to work closely on the Asian affairs.

There are certain points where both the nations have to work out in a better way. For example the number of tourists in both countries was limited to 570,000 which actually stand at a mere 0.02% of the total population of both the countries. The technical and visa constraints have to be lifted.

Both the nations are emerging economies; hence they both have extensive potential to develop further. They have to improve their trade imbalance and increase the investment levels. China accounts for a total of 0.03% of the total foreign investment in India. This level should be increased in order to create favorable ambience.

The best way to enhance the relationship and bilateral relations is to politically trust each other. Reinforcement of the exchange programs especially in the academic side, NGO?s and media, will bring about a lot of positive results. The two countries share a common interest concerning various important issues.

Since both the economies have received recognition on the international level for their efforts to sustain and contain the current global crisis, they should further talk in strengthening the cooperation between them.

China population China population(0)

By the year 2030, official population forecasts are predicting that India will surpass China and become the world?s most populated county. For now, China is the largest and most populated country in the world and the government is trying to successfully apply policies that keep a moderate growth rate.

The population of China began to significantly increase during and after the reign of the Ming dynasty when the numbers were below the 100 million line. During the following Qing dynasty, (1749) it has already reached 200 million and for the next 300 years a 5 time?s increase was a fact. This is the most rapid progression in population growth any nation had so far in its history.

The famine in 1958 and the Taiping rebellion have taken the staggering 50 million lives altogether. Many people died in the Second World War. And it happened in a period when the Chinese were roughly still doubling their population total every century! Those 50 million were just a fraction compared to the total number of population. So this horrible death count will go down as one sad statistical chart.

The two fold increase during Ming and Qing can be explained with the quick growth and development of agriculture where most of the population was involved in it. People moved from rarely populated areas to big cities and this resulted in economic growth, as well as massive overpopulation and the cities were overcrowded very soon after.

This population boost was followed by the introduction of new crops that came from America and Europe. The improved ways of irrigation also helped the Chinese improve their lives, and thus their life expectancy. One very interesting fact is that China began to double and triple its population way before its industrial revolution. No other country doubled its population that early in history and, of course, most other countries had their people increase in numbers at the same time modern technology was introduced.

The past two decades are considered to be a success of the Chinese government in putting population growth under control. The ?one child policy? brought immediate results in reducing overall increase of growth but brought many controversies as well. In rural areas, inhabited mostly by minorities, this policy took time in getting enforced. This served as a strong demoralizing factor for the Chinese. China birth and death rate were reduced successfully to acceptable values in the ensuing years.

The most inhabited cities of China include Chonqing, Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu. In China, there are around 200 cities where the population is above 1 million. In Shanghai alone more than 50,000 people live per sq km area making it almost 2.5 times more densely populated than New York.

According to certain statistics the demographic profile of China is quite interesting. There are more men than women here. But according to another survey the females outnumber the males when they reach the age of 70!

Chinese history Chinese history(0)

Many years of migration, development of language and philosophy have shaped the face of this nation that now holds the first place in terms of population with over 1.3 billion people.

The Chinese have developed an enormous collection of mythology, the volume of which can be explained with the relatively early development of their written language. Chinese language was greatly influenced by the neighboring countries and what we see today is a result of a well kept heritage, dating back in ancient times when most of the world used only verbal means of communication. Being great in numbers, the Chinese managed to absorb many different other nations and became multi layered in terms of cultural identity.

Historians define the Chinese history as a chronological record of the ruler ship of various dynasties. One royal family ruled over the country for decades or even centuries before delegating the power to another family. This cycle repeated for thousands of years and is one of the identical features of the Chinese as a whole. Another well known fact is that the Chinese based the way they rule over the people on the idea that everything needs to be Chinese-centered. That is why foreigners have real hart times trying to introduce ideas, goods or anything that deviates with the Chinese mindset and philosophy.

Chinese people always have little tolerance to foreigners and part of the reason stays behind the fact that foreign cultures brought mostly fear and confusion, rather than values, easy to be adopted and accepted by the majority of people. Consequently, the Chinese were in a constant war with neighboring tribes because they could not find reason to accept their philosophy of life. Mongols were one of the few nations able to conquer the Chinese, however many tried to do so and failed.

Because of the lengthy history, which was altogether very complex and rich of facts and figures, Chinese history can easily be interpreted by many ways and contemporary historians have a lot of background information to base their thesis on. From feudalism to communism, Chinese proved to be self sufficient and rarely were open to the surrounding world. The word ?Zhongguo? is how they referred to their country and it literally means ?central kingdom?. It was no later than the nineteen century, when modern Western weapons and tactics made the Chinese aware that this self-sustaining way of life could take another path in history. It was when the millennium old dynastic rule was brought down for good.

Chinese went through from slavery and autonomy to finally adopting Marx ideas and adopt communism. Class struggle was ever present in the Chinese history. Yet after the emergence of the Communist Party it became less. Today, China is one of the fastest developing countries and only a thorough analysis of its history might give an accurate prediction of what are really going to be the outcomes.

USA China USA China(0)

The relation shared by these 2 countries is based on mutual benefit. They do not agree with each other on their political views. However, there are a number of common grounds amongst the two nations, such as the fight against terrorism, nuclear war etc which is currently binding them in the US-China foreign relations.

The first signs of the US China relationship date back to as old as 1784 when the first Chinese trader ship called Empress of China used to transport exotic spices, porcelain, cotton, and silks to the United States. Since then there has been considerable trade between the 2 countries. Ever since then, because of many wars such as the Vietnam War, Soviet War, and World War II, the trade relations between the two countries started to deteriorate, the effect of which was felt by both countries. But soon this came to an end with the emergence of the new world and new ideas wherein economy and growth were the main concerns of the two nations.

China and the US are fighting the war against terrorism together especially after the terrorist attacks on US in September 2001. Furthermore, they have also agreed to work in unison to ban the production of fissile materials used in making nuclear weapons and China has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in 1996.

Today, US give China preferential nation status in the commercial sector as many multinational companies are investing a lot of money in China. This is because the labor market is very cheap in China and there is no shortage of skilled manpower. This has made China the second largest receiver of foreign direct investment after US.

Did you know that China is world?s 2nd largest economy? It is a growing market for the US products and its service sector. While the global growth is going down, China economy is expanding. The income levels are rising and almost 1.3 billion of its consumers have demand related to the made in USA goods. The US exports to China rose by 76% between 2000-2003. Surprisingly at the same time sales across the globe were declining at the rate of 9%. At present China happens to be the 6th largest market for the US exports and is its 3rd largest trading partner. The spurt of growth in the US sales to China is benefiting the US companies.

In spite of all the differences between US and China one point is certain, that both the countries are working towards maintaining a harmonious relationship with each other which is beneficial to the world economy at large. In order to come to an amicable resolution, a US China Senior Dialogue was carried out so that both the countries could sort out their differences and talk about matters on reciprocal concern which is now being carried by Hilary Clinton.

Economic in china Economic in china(0)

It has a vast language system and the widely used gunpowder, paper, printing and the compass were invented in China. The glorious China was affected drastically after the Second World War causing widespread unrest, famine and thousands of people loosing their lives. However, after 1978, under the reign of DENG Xiaoping many economic reforms were introduced and China emerged as one of the fastest growing economies.

China is an emerging economy, considering that only 2 decades ago the economy was struggling, it has however shown remarkable growth and is one of the leading economies today. The GDP in 2007 was 24.6619 trillion yuan, which was ranked fourth in the world.

China is second in growth to the United States; however the per capita income is still in the middle income segment. It is third worldwide in industrial output with industries such as coal, iron ore, mining, machinery, apparel, textiles, locomotives, consumer products and information technology. 8% of the world industrial output comes from China itself. This sector provides 48% of China?s GDP which is one of the largest for any country, thereby providing a lot of employment opportunities and jobs to its people making it a very progressive economy.

Most of the world?s supply of steel comes from China as it is the largest producer of steel in the world. Many small scale industries produce steel with the largest producer located in a province called Anshan.

China ranks number one in the world in farming, considering that 60% of the population lives in rural area and make their livelihood from farming. It is one of the largest producer and consumer of agricultural producer as it is the most populated country it the world.

The services sector in China such as transport, distribution, entertainment is ranked seventh worldwide and is the second largest GDP earner for the economy. With the reforms introduced, privatization came into play and now many malls, shopping complexes, gaming arcades, wholesale markets have opened up in China.

The tourism sector is thriving in China as it is the fourth largest country in the world for inbound tourism. Tourism is a key contributor of national income and is providing a lot of employment and much needed foreign exchange. According to the World Tourism Organization, China will be the largest tourist country and fourth largest for overseas travel by the year 2020, as this sector has a vast potential for growth.

According to Chinas Ministry of Telecommunications, China is ranked second in the world after United States of America in the number of internet users. With the development of the information technology sector and its widespread telecommunications network, the internet has gained popularity.

Thus, the political controls are still being implemented in China, but this has proved to be beneficial to the economy as the people command a much higher standard of living and China is growing at a pace that is matched by only the First World Countries.

Chinese Music Chinese Music(0)

Therefore the Chinese music styles are numerous with different styles. But through the vast musical history there has been vast numbers of main themes that come out and dominate the power of belief in music. As a result of this it has made it necessary to have it controlled by the government at the state level.

There is little known about the sound of the ancient music of china but there are written documents that do provide information about the theory of the music in the society. This history of the music has always been joined to politics. The music bureau of the new administration created pitch standards and also over saw both ceremonial and court music. Absolute pitch was known as an important part of the system of weights and measure with each new dynasty new measures were imported.

Many of the Chinese philosophers recognized fairly early the power that music has over both the mind and the emotions – and also the importance of music in education. They suggested state control in aspect of its control over the ideals of the groups. But even though ancient music has little weight on today modern Chinese music the main views have continued and are able to be seen in various movements like the Cultural Revolution.

Since the time Confucianism became the religion of China, which occurred in the Han dynasty till the revolution of 1911, yayue, or elegant music, was the state music. This music was associated with Confucian rituals. Every dynasty since has tried to keep up with this ancient style. When huyue (386-589) or foreign music especially from the north and west, became popular Court Confucianistis were bothered. But the predominance of yayue was brought back in later dynasties. But after the disappearance of the imperial courts to China yayue is now only performed in Confucian temples.

The regional theater has well over 300 forms in China. The most famous of which is the Beijing opera which was developed in the late 18th Century. The earlier companies of these opera houses performed teahouses in atmospheres rich with casual conversation and casual mingling. The characters of these operas are characterized by their vocal range but also the type of person that the person is trying to represent. There are four main types of people that are represented in the Chinese opera. First of all you have the male characters, these are the baritone voices. Then there were the book lovers who would sing in falsetto. The celibate daughter and the devoted wife would also be a main character. Finally you have the flirtatious women. The Chinese opera is a very popular form of the Chinese music culture.

The music of China has always had a vast and rich history and ancient music has always played an important role in the culture of China.

China’s online gaming 2008 China’s online gaming 2008(0)

Online gaming brought direct business income of 47.84 billion yuan to telecom and IT industries, according to Sun Shoushan, vice director of General Administration of Press and Publication.

Sun said the sales volume of the online gaming industry is far more than that of combined revenues generated by films, TV entertainment programs and publication of audio-visual products.

In 2008, a total of 33 online games, developed by 15 Chinese companies, were exported to 40 countries and regions, realizing an income of $70.74 million, a 30 percent increase year-on-year, Sun said.

Sun estimated that the export volume of China’s original online gaming programs is likely to exceed $100 million in 2009.

On the other hand, the popular MMO, World of Warcraft has encountered a stumbling block in China over the release of its second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King – with the Chinese government preventing its release due to some objectionable content.

According to a media report, the government has twice rejected applications by The9, the Chinese company responsible for licensing and distributing the game.

WoW game developer Blizzard Entertainment has deleted a link on the game’s North American site to the site’s simplified Chinese version, said the report.

World of Warcraft has undergone changes specific to the Chinese market in the past, namely removing skeletons altogether in order to receive approval to operate the game in mainland China.

Source : Konaxis

iResearch: China Online Bank Transactions Increased 163.1% in 2007 iResearch: China Online Bank Transactions Increased 163.1% in 2007(0)

According to latest data from 2007-2008 China Online Banking Industry Research Report to be released by iResearch, China online bank transaction reached 24580 billion RMB in 2007, that’s an increase of 163.1% sequentially.

Active financial market promotes the development of personal online bank
Enterprise online banking transaction, which increased 157.6% to 23000 billion RMB in 2007, accounts for over 90% of online banking transaction. However, personal online banking is also remarkable. According to iResearch, personal online baking transaction increased 284.6% sequentially to 1580 billion RMB.

iResearch’s study shows that the active financial market has great impacts in personal online banking transaction. During the past two years, the stock market has accelerated the development of personal financial market including funds, notes, stocks, which obviously increased personal online banking transaction. Thanks to the market opportunity, banks improved their products and services, as well as security. All these factors made personal online banking transaction increased much faster than enterprise online banking. iResearch estimated that share of personal online banking transaction will increase steadily and is expected to exceed 10% in 2009.

Opening up of domestic financial market will intensify online banking competition
According to data from iUserTracker, a continuous netizens behavior monitoring software, netizens are paying more attention to online banking service. Online banking user amount keeps growing quickly in 2007. The popularity of online banking service will attract more concern and investment from both domestic and foreign banks.

By interviews with experts, iResearch found that developing online banking business has became an important strategy of most commercial banks. Banks increased investment to online banking business because of its low-cost and convenience. Besides, the rapid growth of China’s e-business and online payment industry also accelerated the development of online banking business.

Meanwhile, with the cancellation of regional and business restrictions to foreign banks, foreign banks development in China has entered a new stage. Online banking, as an advantage business to domestic banks, will achieve rapid growth with its advanced products and services and became a strong competitor.

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Learn more about mobile TV market in China please read iResearch China Mobile TV Research Report 2006.

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Price is the most crucial factor, because 73% of mobile phone users would decide whether to use this service or not in terms of terminal price; 67.7% of users would take charge level into consideration; and 61.7% are worried about technical stands of Mobile TV.

Learn more about mobile TV market in China please read iResearch China Mobile TV Research Report 2006.

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