People Of China
Many people in China are farmers. Many grow rice. China grows more food than any other country. The Chinese also grow tea and soy beans. Many Chinese shop every day in open air markets to get the freshest foods for their family's dinner.
Many Chinese people ride bicycles. The streets of China are crowded with bicycles. There are few cars outside the major cities in China.
Chinese people think it is very important to be polite and kind to others. The family is very important to the Chinese. Children listen and obey their parents and older people are loved and respected.
Many people still practice the old ways of doing things in China. Some new ways are beginning to find their way into Chinese society, too. China is a country that is becoming more and more important to the nations of the world.
The Chinese people believe the air is most densely charged with vital energy called chi at daybreak, and for thousands around the island the day starts with dawn exercises in parks. Individuals or groups gather to jog, dance, practice the gentle slow-motion of tai chi chuan or the vigorous gymnastics of kung-ku.