Since 1949, China has experienced immense economic growth, becoming the second largest economy in the world. China is a one-party state, led by the Communist Party of China, which has maintained control over the country since 1949. Culture in China is shaped by its long history and traditions, while its military is the largest in the world.
China 1949-2020: Changing Landscape
China's military is the ________ in the world.
Compared to other nations, how big is China's economy?
- 2nd Biggest
- 3rd Biggest
- 4th Biggest
Economy: The way a country produces, distributes, and consumes goods and services. Politics: The activities associated with governing a country or other political unit. Tibet: China's invasion and subsequent occupation of Tibet began in 1950 when Chinese forces entered the region. The occupation has been marked by human rights violations, cultural suppression, and restrictions on Tibetan autonomy.
Which country was conquered and occupied by China in 1950?
1958: The 1966: Mao Zedong launches the 1978: Deng Xiaoping launches economic reforms, opening up the country to foreign investment and introducing market-oriented policies.
1966: Mao Zedong launches the _______________ , calling on the youth to "Bombard the Headquarters" and challenge authority figures and traditional values.
When did China begin introducing mark-oriented policies?
In 1949, China was the first country to officially recognize the newly formed state of North Korea. In 1970, China successfully launched its first satellite, Dongfanghong-1, becoming the fifth country to independently launch a satellite into space. In 1978, the Chinese government launched a one-child policy to slow population growth and improve living standards.
Did you know?
China instituted its one child policy in?
When did China recognize the independence of North Korea
What was China the 5th nation to do (2-things)
What economic, political, cultural, and military changes have occurred in China between 1949 and 2020?
What have been the drivers of these changes in each domain?
What do you think have been the most important changes in China since 1949?
What do you think should be the priorities for China over the next decade?
Brain break: Draw a pineapple holding a suitcase and flying in a hot air balloon!
Question: In what ways has China changed since 1949 in terms of economy, politics, culture, and military? Clues: • Compare the population and GDP of China in 1949 and 2020. • Compare the political system of 1949 and 2020. • Research the changes in Chinese culture and military since 1949. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Create a timeline of the changes in China since 1949. B. Compare and contrast the changes in China since 1949.
Work together in pairs: What key event caused China to transition from a communist economy to a market-oriented one?