Geography Of Human Wellbeing Report China

796 words - 4 pages

Part A

China is the 3rd largest country in the world, with a total area of approximately 22,117 km. Located in Eastern Asia, between North Korea and Vietnam, it is bordered by a total of 15 countries, and has access to three seas, the East China Sea, Yellow Sea and South China Sea, and the Korea Bay.

As of July 2013, China’s population was 1,355,692,576, the highest population worldwide.

Quality of Life Indicators
Rank (worldwide):
Life Expectancy 75 years #97
Mortality Rate (per 1000) 7 #135
Infant Mortality Rate 14 #88
Population Growth 0% #155
Health Expenditure 5.2% #111
Improved Water Access 92% #--
Internet Users 568,192,066 #1
Energy Use 2029 kj #1
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4 billion, and imports valued at $5.5 billion. Because of this, both countries are extremely reliant on the other for various materials, such as iron ore, or merchandise, such as clothing or electronics. As such, an increase of import tariffs from either country could result in disaster if one country refuses to pay the tax.

Economy vs. Environment
Carbon Emissions

China Australia
8,286,892,000 tonnes 373,081,000
26% of worldwide emissions 1.19% of worldwide emissions
7.1 tonnes per person 18.8 tonnes per person

China’s carbon emissions are considerably higher than Australia’s, although this much would be obvious, because China has a larger population than Australia. This can be proved by the last pieces of data in the table, where Australia has more than double the tonnes of carbon emissions per person than China. However, China has been made infamous by the pollution levels, particularly near industrial districts, which are quite common. This is because China, and many other countries, are often used by larger, richer countries to produce merchandise at a price that no first-world country could compete with. The more merchandise to be made, the more factories are created, which results in greater levels of pollution.

Part D
Relationship: China and Australia
The current relationship between China and Australia is quite successful, however, it could rarely be called healthy.

At the moment, Australia has been overly dependent...

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