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China's Government - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
In this chapter, we'll learn about the government of China, the world's most populous country. While still a Communist regime, as capitalism takes hold, some people believe China's government may be shifting towards democracy. These lessons will show you about the structure of China's government, its leader Mao Zedong and current policies. This chapter can help you understand:
- How China's government is structured
- What the political institutions in China are
- What Mao believed and accomplished
- Life in China today
- If China has the potential for democracy
|Structure of China's Government||Identify the structure and functions of the German government.|
|China's Political Institutions||Learn about the Communist Party in China.|
|Mao Zedong: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments||Review the revolutionary leader's life and political career.|
|Economic Policy During China's Reform Era||Look over China's economic changes and the relationship between society and the state.|
|Modern China's Politics & Major Events||Study current political events in China.|
|The Potential for the Democratization of China||Understand beliefs about the possibility of China becoming a democracy.|
1. Structure of China's Government
With 1.4 billion people to govern, some things about China's government aren't that surprising, like the fact that the National People's Congress is the largest legislature in the world. Others, like the multiple titles of the Chinese President, do take some explanation.
2. China's Political Institutions
The People's Republic of China (PRC) is one of the largest and most populous nations in the world. In this lesson, explore the government and political institutions of the PRC, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Mao Zedong: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments
In this lesson, you'll be learning about the life of Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic of China. You'll look at the facts surrounding his ascension and even his accomplishments and then you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
4. Economic Policy During China's Reform Era
Sixty years ago, China's economy was almost entirely based on farming. Now it is poised to overtake the United States in terms of total productivity. In this lesson, we look at the major events that made that change possible.
5. Modern China's Politics & Major Events
There can be no doubt that the economy of China has changed greatly in the last 40 years. But what about the policies that made that possible? In this lesson, we're going to look at the politics of the past 40 years in China.
6. The Potential for the Democratization of China
China has more people than any other country on Earth and has made impressive economic changes over the past 50 years. However, those changes have not yet translated into political ones. This lesson examines the hope for democratization in China.
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