Both reforestation and afforestation represent a conversion of non-forested areas into new forests. So what’s the difference between the two terms?
The term “BRICs” is an acronym developed from the names of countries that are in a similar stage of newly advanced economic development. So what does BRICs stand for? BRICs in simple terms refer to countries that financial analysts all over the world believe offer excellent opportunity for long-term economic growth and […]
Infra-red and GPS technologies has helped provide the most detailed measurement of the Great Wall of China, increasing the official to now 8,850km (5,500 miles). Previous measurements were based on historical records and have been proven to underestimate the total length. Read more: Great Wall of China ‘even longer’ – […]
Some readers of National Geographic in China had trouble reading the May issue (dedicated to China) because some of the pages were glued together. A couple of the maps (on pages 44-45) showing disputed border areas with India and Pakistan and distribution of ethinic minorities (pages 126-127) were apparently glued […]
National Geographic has a fascinating perspective on Chinese boomtowns developing along coastal areas. Many Chinese are migrating from the countrysides to these manufacturing towns as part of the biggest human migration in history. The article opens with the rapid design of a 21,500 square foot factory complete with worker dormitories […]