The Yangtze is the China’s longest river. Its Three Gorges Power Station is a gigantic project under construction; the generators the station is to use will be the largest units in the world.
Peking man, who lived from about 460,000 BC to 230,000 BC and who was able to use fire and make stone tools, is a good example of early Old Stone Age men.
The China’s great wall was built more than 2,000 years ago on the basis of joining together the forts built by feudal lords to protect their land against invasions by barbarians.
All China’s great rivers flow from west to east, making transportation between the south and the north relatively difficult, as a result, railroads and highways have become indispensable for national economy.
During the Middle Ages, large amounts of silk were brought to the Middle East and Europe from China along the ancient Silk Road, which is still traceable nowadays.