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In those four all-new titles-each with its personal clip-art CD and wall chart-DK shines its Eyewitness highlight on very important themes from the prior, current, and destiny. whereas Mesopotamia discover the cradle of civilization and nice Scientists finds the minds that formed the trendy international, China investigates the present-day tradition of the main populous kingdom on the earth, and Oil takes a glance on the debatable substance chargeable for the beginning-and, if weren't cautious, the top of existence as we all know it this present day.

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For example, the tiny carbon nanotubes shown here are used in cutting-edge electronics. China is the third-largest developer of nanotechnology, after the US and Japan. Satellite Launch Center MEDICAL RESEARCH This scientist is part of China’s stem cell research program, intended to find cures for diseases, at the National Institute for Biological Sciences in Zhongguancun Science Park, Beijing. Zhongguancun is nicknamed China’s “Silicon Valley” because it has the largest concentration of universities, research institutes, and high-tech companies in China.

In the same period, the Chinese scholar Laozi introduced the Daoist philosophy. It teaches the virtue of keeping Left arm whips to the world in natural balance. Confucianism is based one side on the teachings of Confucius, who emphasized respect, kindness, and obedience. Islam has been practiced in China for over 1,000 years, and Christianity for many centuries. People of any faith may believe in the power of fortune TAI CHI tellers and lucky charms and in the spiritual According to legend, Tai Ji benefits of physical exercise.

STUDYING MAO ZEDONG’S TEACHINGS Ordinary education was abandoned in China during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, which lasted 10 years. Universities were shut down by the authorities and manual labor was claimed to be more important. People such as intellectuals, professionals, and these students were forced to move to farms to learn about life on the land. Everyone in China also had to study the revolutionary teachings of Chairman Mao in his Little Red Book. Today, many adults who missed their chance for a good education during the Cultural Revolution pay for evening classes to learn new skills or study a foreign language.

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