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Overview of Belize and China
Belize is a very small country located in the heart of Central America. Belize is bordered by Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south (Gonzales, 2014). The country is filled with so many amazing history and culture. Belize’s history is such an interesting story that it is now being taught in schools throughout the country. It goes back to the first people who lived in Belize and developed a Culture known as the Maya (Assad, 1994). The Maya reached their peak in the 6th, 7th, and 8th centuries. However by the 14th century this once great civilization mysteriously declined. When the Spanish arrived the Maya presence was at distinction (Assad, 1994). Furthermore, as in many other countries Belize’s economy faced decline after World War II and this push factor led for independence. Self-government was then granted and formed democratic parties and parliamentary style of rule. Later this country gained full independence and officially became Belize. Belize, is known for its wonderful longest living Barrier Reef in the world that stretches out along the Eastern Coast as well as for its ethnic diversity. This jewel is a great tourist destination because of its beauty, marine life, tropical climate, cool breezes and friendly people. English is the official language in Belize and is the only English-speaking country in Central America. Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (carib), and Creole are also spoken in the country since it is comprised of its melting pot of cultures and is considered a part of the Caribbean. Like any other country, Belize engages in some type of international business with foreign countries so that there can be a balance of money coming in and out of the country. Some of its major partners are Unite States, China, Cuba, United Kingdom, Italy, Nigeria, Mexico etc. and is comprised of two major industries. Tourism is the number one industry in Belize followed by Agriculture. When Belize exports sugar, bananas, citrus, clothing, fish products, molasses, wood oil etc. to other countries this is known as international business.
China is positioned in eastern Asia in the western shore of the Pacific Ocean, and its sea surface is covered with more than five thousand islands, of which Taiwan and Hainan are the largest. The amazing and interesting history of China goes back four thousands to five thousand years ago, where china was created with a rich culture in philosophy and the arts (Szczepanski, n.d.). It is said that China was involved in many, many wars conquering their neighboring countries and were conquered by them in return (Szczepanski, n.d.). Today China is known for its beautiful décor such as, its mountains and ranges, highlands, plains, basins, and hills. Apart from China’s gorgeous natural landscapes, China is a multiracial country or society, in other words, China is made up a number of ethnic groups, fifty five to be exact (Devloping China, n.d.). This country is the most heavily populated in the world. Cities within the country are crowded every day and extremely noisy in parts, so as the buses, trains, markets especially and tourist sites etc. However, government aims to limit the population, since it is really becoming over populated. The government of China is somewhat a complex organization. This is a country of a one-party state, with real power lying with the Chinese Communist party (China, 2012). This big country began to build a modern legal system in the late seventies, after opening itself economically known to the world (China, 2012). Nevertheless, China is the number one country with the world’s largest and most alluring markets, and as it continues to become a more powerful and attractive business destination for foreign investment, entrepreneurs and investor of other countries are flocking to the country to take advantage of the many benefits of doing business there especially international...
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Chinese Table Manners
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