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Published Friday, November 16, 18 | By PaulvHill

Horticulture has been defined as the culture of plants for food, comfort, and beauty. A more precise definition can be given as "The cultivation, processing, and sale of fruits, nuts, vegetables, ornamental plants, and flowers as well as many additional services". It also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, soil management, landscape and garden design, construction, and maintenance, and arboriculture. In contrast to agriculture, horticulture does not include large-scale crop production or animal husbandry. Horticulturists apply their knowledge, skills, and technologies used to grow intensively produced plants for human food and non-food uses and for personal or social needs. Their work involves plant propagation and cultivation with the aim of improving plant growth, yields, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses. They work as gardeners, growers, therapists, designers, and technical advisors in the food and non-food sectors of horticulture. Horticulture even refers to the growing of plants in a field or garden.

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Published Friday, November 16, 18 | By PaulvHill

The study of geography in China begins in the Warring States period (5th century BC). It expands its scope beyond the Chinese homeland with the growth of the Chinese Empire under the Han dynasty. It enters its golden age with the invention of the compass in the 11th century (Song dynasty) and peaks with 15th century (Ming dynastyChinese exploration of the Pacific under Admiral Zheng Heduring the treasure voyages.

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Published Friday, November 16, 18 | By PaulvHill

The demographics of China are identified by a large population with a relatively small youth division, which was partially a result of China's one-child policy, which was modified to a two-child policy in 2015. China's population reached the billion mark in 1982. China's population is 1.411 billion, the largest of any country in the world. According to the 2010 census, 91.51% of the population was Han Chinese, and 8.49% were minorities. China's population growth rate is only 0.59%, ranking 159th in the world. China conducted its sixth national population census on 1 November 2010. Unless otherwise indicated, the statistics on this page pertain to mainland China only; see also Demographics of Hong Kong and Demographics of Macau.

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Published Friday, November 16, 18 | By PaulvHill

Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (goods and services). Simply put, it is "any activity or enterprise entered into for profit. It does not mean it is a company, a corporation, partnership, or have any such formal organization, but it can range from a street peddler to General Motors." The term is also often used colloquially (but not by lawyers or public officials) to refer to a company, but this article will not deal with that sense of the word.
  • Anyone carrying on an activity that earns them a profit is doing business or running a business, and perhaps this is why there is a misconception that business and company is the same thing.
  • A business name structure does not separate the business entity from the owner, which means that the owner of the business is responsible and liable for all debts incurred by the business. If the business acquires debts, the creditors can go after the owner's personal possessions. A business structure does not allow for corporate tax rates. The proprietor is personally taxed on all income from the business.
  • A company, on the other hand, is a separate legal entity and provides for limited liability as well as corporate tax rates. A company structure is more complicated and expensive to set up but offers more protection and benefits for the owner.

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Published Friday, November 16, 18 | By PaulvHill

This is a place holder in preparation for a new and informative article on this topic.

There now is a team of three content writers for this the International Chinese Corner site.

New articles are added weekly and sometimes daily, so please check back soon.

Thank you

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Published Friday, November 16, 18 | By PaulvHill

Chinese architecture is an architectural style that developed over millennia in China, before spreading out to influence architecture all throughout East Asia. Since the solidification of the style in the early imperial period, the structural principles of Chinese architecture have remained largely unchanged, the main changes being only the decorative details. Starting with the Tang Dynasty, Chinese architecture has had a major influence on the architectural styles of KoreaVietnam, and Japan, and a varying amount of influence on the architectural styles of Northeast and Southeast Asia. <

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