CHINA IS LAND
How then to get a better picture of China? First, understand
China's physical geography.
is the most populated and third largest country in the world.
China is so vast and its geographical, topological, and climatological
contrasts are so great that it is a continent rather than
its traditional designation of country.
Two of the world's greatest rivers lie entirely within China
the Yellow (Huang He)
and Yangtze (Chang Jiang) .
The climate ranges from tropical to subarctic. In the west
there are steppes, vast deserts, and high mountain ranges
including the Himalayas .
In the center there are huge river basins and in the east
plains, deltas, and hills.