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Much of China's food is grown in the region of Manchuria in northeastern China.

Edmonds, Richard. "Manchuria"

2012 World Book, Desktop Download. Accessed: 4-27-21

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Traditionally, the majority of the people in China lived in small farming villages. They owned some land, but often not enough to sustain them. Families often ended up working on the farms of rich farmers as laborers.

Edmonds, Richard & Smith, Richard. "China (country)"

2012 World Book, Desktop Download. Accessed: 4-27-21

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When the Communist Party took over China, they organized farms into a collective ownership system where a group of peasants would own a farm.

Edmonds, Richard & Smith, Richard. "China (country)"

2012 World Book, Desktop Download. Accessed: 4-27-21

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Some families take on the position of a specialized household, where they focus on producing one product. The household can keep the profit from their product after they pay the agreed upon taxes to the government.

Edmonds, Richard & Smith, Richard. "China (country)"

2012 World Book, Desktop Download. Accessed: 4-27-21

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The living conditions for rural families has increased since the Communist Party took over. Though they are still usually poor they can at least afford what they need to survive. And most houses even have electricity.

Edmonds, Richard & Smith, Richard. "China (country)"

2012 World Book, Desktop Download. Accessed: 4-27-21

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The people in rural areas have busy lives working for many hours everyday, and then sometimes going to school at night. They occasionally have free time, and most villages have a small library, and a recreation center where they can spend this time. Some villages even have a theater, sports facilities, and bands.

Edmonds, Richard & Smith, Richard. "China (country)"

2012 World Book, Desktop Download. Accessed: 4-27-21

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Houses on farms are usually only two or three rooms, made out of mud or clay with a roof of straw or tile.

Doherty, Gillian, and Claybourne, Anna. The Uborne Book of Peoples of the World

Broadway: Scholastic Inc., 2002

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In the city housing is in high demand, with many people living in large apartment buildings.

Edmonds, Richard & Smith, Richard. "China (country)"

2012 World Book, Desktop Download. Accessed: 4-27-21

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Most complexes have a "neighborhood committee" that oversees activities, and make sure everything is working out. They are also responsible for solving disputes and crimes in the neighborhood.

Edmonds, Richard & Smith, Richard. "China (country)"

2012 World Book, Desktop Download. Accessed: 4-27-21

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People living in the city have more opportunity than those in the countryside when it comes to schooling and jobs. City dwellers have a higher living standard and usually make more money than those in the country. Compared to the U.S. city wages are still low though, but food and housing are cheaper to account for this.

Edmonds, Richard & Smith, Richard. "China (country)"

2012 World Book, Desktop Download. Accessed: 4-27-21

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The have jobs such as working at a restaurant, housekeeping, advertising, and manufacturing.

Edmonds, Richard & Smith, Richard. "China (country)"

2012 World Book, Desktop Download. Accessed: 4-27-21

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Much of the world's products come from China, where a worker works for about twelve hours a day manufacturing.

A Staff Writer. "What are the Most Common Jobs in China?"

Reference.com, Web. Accessed: 4-27-21

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Grains like rice and wheat are the main food of China. The wheat is made into dumplings or noodles. Vegetables are the next main group, with people enjoying different cabbages as well as tofu. They enjoy such meats as pork, poultry, fish, shellfish, and other foods like eggs and fruits. Fast food is becoming more common in the cities. The favorite drink of China is tea, and the favorite desert is ice cream. Favorites of course vary across this huge country though.

Edmonds, Richard & Smith, Richard. "China (country)"

2012 World Book, Desktop Download. Accessed: 4-27-21