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About China

China is a beautiful land which attracts a large number of foreign students. It is considered as the third largest country in the world. The country abounds in natural resources, plants and animals. Most of the people in the country follow Buddhism. Chinese civilization is one of the earliest in the world. The country is one of the leading investors in renewable energy commercialization. This country is famous for its rich history. Arts and crafts, which have been developed in the country, are quite famous and unique. Martial art, which has gained popularity in the world, finds its roots in this nation. It has been seen that the country is evolving as one of the fastest growing economies. It ranks as the second largest economy in the world. It is one of the permanent members in United Nations Security Council.

Geography and History

China is a vast country which is home to 1.35 billion people & above. The terrains in the country experience a variety of climates. The southern part of the country is wet and tropical and is covered with rainforests. North western province of the country is covered with deserts. The north-eastern part of the country is close to Russia. Temperatures in this region can fall to -50 degrees Celsius. Himalayas cover the western region. The country’s history is long and old. Rise and fall of dynasties characterizes Chinese history. People’s Republic of China was established in 1949 by the Chinese Community Party. Shnag dynasty was among the first which ruled the nation. Mongols were the greatest enemies of the people of the country. The residents of the nation have been using chopsticks for over 4000 years to eat their meals.

Climate and Weather

As the nation spans over a large area, climate in the country varies from one region to the other. In the north-east, the summers are hot and dry with inhabitants of the region experiencing cold winters. South-eastern region of the country experiences rainfall, cool winters and semi-tropical winters and summers with rain. The country’s climate is sub-tropical in the south and sub-arctic in the north. Winters are long and cold in north-east China. In places like Hong Kong, rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year. Areas in the north of Yangtze River experience extreme conditions during winters, but the summers are mild. Areas located centrally in the Yangtze River receive high levels of precipitation. The south-eastern coast of the country faces typhoons between July and September.

Transportation

The well-developed railway system in the country proves beneficial to the international students. It is convenient and affordable to travel the vast expanse of the country in the urban public transport system. The primary means of transport in the city is rail. The larger cities in the country offer the facility of metro. You can use the passenger rails for medium and long distance travel. Trolleybuses form an integral part of the public transport system. The trolleybuses have been introduced since 1950. Electric bicycles are very popular in this nation. There are 500 airports in the entire country. A host of international flights connect China to major countries in the world. For travel within the country, the domestic flights are sufficient. Taxis are available around the campus which helps you to travel from one place to the other. You can use the subway to travel to main spots of the city. It is convenient and inexpensive choice.

Holidays in China

International students enjoy similar holidays as the Chinese students. The students can enjoy winter and summer vacations. For new years, the students get three days off. A week’s leave is granted for May Day and National Day. Students can travel during weekends, holidays and vacations. Universities take advantage of holidays to arrange travel trips for the international students. The universities remain open on Chinese national holidays. The university remains open on the birth date of Lord Buddha and on Christmas.