Population Development in the World

Crowded street in China

In the 1970s, global population development – often referred to as a population explosion – was presented as the major threat to peaceful social and economic development. Pictures were taken where the poor part clung to an increasingly crowded planet. It was also warned that the rapid population growth in the south could lead to armed conflicts between the poor and the rich part of the world. (see also later…

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Chinese Natural Science

Chinese Natural Science

Chinese natural science [ç-]. The first beginnings of a knowledge of nature can be seen in the writings of Mo Di (Mo Ti, † around 400 BC), Zou Yan (Tsou Yen) or Wang Chong (Wang Ch’ung, * 27, † around 97 AD).), but they had little effect on the educated. In many cases, Babylonian-Egyptian, Greek, Indian-Arabic or European influences were at work, which were able to assert themselves through the…

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Administrative Division in China

Administrative Division in China

Territorially, China is divided into 22 provinces, 5 autonomous regions (Guangxi Zhuang , Inner Mongolia , Ningxia Hui , Sinkiang , Tibet) and 4 provincial cities (Beijing , Shanghai , Tianjin , Chongqing) which are directly governed by the government. In the provinces and the subordinate counties and small towns there are local people’s congresses as representatives of the people and people’s governments, the members of which are formally elected…

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