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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.

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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.

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