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The Six Ages of China. 1) The rise of the Middle Land A Qin strongman unites China’s warring states (c3000–221 BC) The Chinese call their country Zhongguo, the Middle Land.

The Six Ages of China

Originally that meant the Yellow river plain, and our journey – filming my forthcoming series on Chinese history – began there at a Henan temple fair with a million people celebrating Nu Wa, the prehistoric mother goddess who made the Chinese people out of the yellow mud. “We are all brothers and sisters,” one pilgrim told us, echoing DNA discoveries that claim that over a third of all Han Chinese males share just three ancestors only 5,000 years ago (if so, they really are the world’s biggest tribe!)

China: 131 ancient hanging coffins up to 1,200 years old discovered on mountain side. More than 131 hanging wooden coffins, balanced on the side of a 100-metre mountain side, have been discovered in China.

China: 131 ancient hanging coffins up to 1,200 years old discovered on mountain side

The mysterious find, believed to be about 1,200 years old, were located in China's Hubei province. Pompeii of the East: 4,000 year-old victims of Chinese earthquake captured in... Pompeii of the East: 4,000 year-old victims of Chinese earthquake captured in their final moments. Zhou period chariot and horse pit found in Northern Shaanxi plateau. Chongpingyuan cemetery is located in Yichuan County, near Yan’an, in Shaanxi Province.

Zhou period chariot and horse pit found in Northern Shaanxi plateau

The cemetery is spread overa long and narrow raised loess plateau between two gullies. These Are the 7 Common Steps for Makeup in Ancient China. Some of you may have seen stories about ancient Chinese civilization, perhaps dramas or movies, where women appear in their court ornaments, all of which had their special reason for being.

These Are the 7 Common Steps for Makeup in Ancient China

In ancient times, you needed to fulfill these 7 steps to finish your makeup routine: Ancient Chinese script may prove Asians discovered America 3,300 years ago. Author and researcher John Ruskamp claims to have found pictograms from the ancient Chinese Shang Dynasty etched into rocks in AmericaThe symbols are carved into rocks in New Mexico, California and ArizonaHe says the Chinese were exploring North America long before EuropeansHe claims the symbols give details of journeys and honour the Shang king By Richard Gray for MailOnline Published: 09:13 GMT, 9 July 2015 | Updated: 16:53 GMT, 10 July 2015 The discovery of the Americas has for centuries been credited to the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, but ancient markings carved into rocks around the US could require history to be rewritten.

Ancient Chinese script may prove Asians discovered America 3,300 years ago

Researchers have discovered ancient scripts that suggest Chinese explorers may have discovered America long before Europeans arrived there. Tea cultivation in China began earlier than thought. New archaeological discoveries in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, suggest that China may have been cultivating tea plants more than 3,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Tea cultivation in China began earlier than thought

The Zhejiang Cultural Relics and Archaeological Research Center released its new findings about the Tianluo Mountain site on Tuesday that showed Chinese ancestors started cultivating tea plants about 6,000 years ago. Sun Guoping, a researcher with the center who is captain of the exploration project on Tianluo Mountain, said that after years of testing, the roots discovered in the area proved to belong to the earliest tea plants cultivated by humans in China.

"Before this discovery, historical and archaeological records indicated that Chinese people started growing tea plants about 3,000 years ago. Spp230_hellenes_romans_in_china. Remains of ancient Chinese tribal sites added to World Heritage List. On July 3, the World Heritage Committee unanimously approved the addition of China's Tusi sites to their list Having been deemed to have 'universal value,' the sites boast the remains of an ancient political systemEmperors adopted the system, which facilitated ethnic diversity and promoted coexistence, in the 13th centuryThe three sites that have been added are: Laosicheng in the Hunan Province, Tangya in the Hubei Province and the Hailongtun Fortress in the Guizhou Province By Katie Amey for MailOnline Published: 14:28 GMT, 4 July 2015 | Updated: 00:22 GMT, 5 July 2015.

Remains of ancient Chinese tribal sites added to World Heritage List

U.S. compares China's South China Sea moves to Russia's in Ukraine. Form. How China Practices the Invasion of Taiwan. Recent Chinese military maneuvers in the Bashi Channel had only one purpose.

How China Practices the Invasion of Taiwan

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has recently been practicing the invasion of Taiwan with a number of joint air-sea military exercises in and around the Bashi Channel, in close proximity to Taiwanese territory. As I reported last week (see: “China Holds Naval Drills Near Taiwan and Philippines”), the most recent exercise involved the simulation of real combat conditions in the waters east of the Bashi Channel, including long-range precision strikes and aerial combat.

According to IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly, the Chinese naval task force consisted of a Type 052B destroyer, a Type 054A frigate — side note: two ships of this class also recently participated in a joint Sino-Russian maritime exercise – and a Type 904 general stores issue ship. The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) deployed a number of H-6G/K strategic bombers and J-11B air superiority fighter jets.

China says U.S. calls for Tiananmen accounting are 'unprovoked accusations' A look at some of hacking accusations against China. BEIJING (AP) — Accusations of hacking by China and Beijing's counterclaims of such activity by the U.S. government have strained U.S.

A look at some of hacking accusations against China

-Chinese relations. China has consistently denied cyberspying activities and says it too has been victimized by cyberattacks. A look at some of the American accusations against China-based hackers: American officials said Thursday that China-based hackers are suspected of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. government personnel office and stealing identifying information of at least 4 million federal workers. A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Washington called such accusations "not responsible and counterproductive. " "Cyberattacks conducted across countries are hard to track and therefore the source of attacks is difficult to identify," said Zhu Haiquan.

America got hacked by Captain America and the Avengers - Jun. 5, 2015. Considering what was stolen from the Office of Personnel Management -- details about who has access to the nation's secrets -- experts say the Chinese may be trying to improve how they spy on our government.

America got hacked by Captain America and the Avengers - Jun. 5, 2015

The U.S. Navy's former top cybersecurity commander, retired Captain Mike Walls, expects Chinese spies will use the information to better target specific American employees. "This is an intelligence play which will inform the Chinese as they conduct future cyberattacks," he said. Jason Polancich, an ex-intelligence analyst for the U.S. government, said hackers are likely "collecting intelligence on employees, their roles, projects they work on, access levels" and more to exploit them.

China could try to turn them into spies with bribes or blackmail. Personnel records aren't the typical stolen goods hackers go after. China's "Internet police" open a window on Web censorship. BEIJING (Reuters) - The branch of China's police in charge of censoring "illegal and harmful" online information will make its efforts more visible to the public from Monday with the launch of their own social media accounts, the Ministry of Public Security said.

The Chinese government aggressively censors the Internet, blocking many sites it deems could challenge the rule of the Communist Party or threaten stability, including popular Western sites like YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, as well as Google Inc's main search engine and Gmail service. Police in some 50 areas, from metropolises like Beijing and Shanghai to more obscure cities like Xuzhou in Jiangsu province, will open accounts on sites including Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, the ministry said late on Sunday.

The cyber police are working to root out "illegal and harmful information on the Internet, deter and prevent cyber crimes and improper words and deeds online, publish case reports and handle public tip-offs", it said. Ash Carter calls on China to end South China Sea expansion - CNNPolitics.com. On Saturday, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called for "an immediate and lasting halt" to the practice. Chinese army declares internet war - Business Insider. Glogin?URI= Who Discovered America? Ancient Chinese – 2000 Years Before Columbus! AnonHQ. World China was the world’s greatest maritime power in the early 15th century. Trade between Eastern parts of Asia and America is believed to have taken place much before Christopher Columbus set sail.

Could it be then possible that what we have been taught for centuries – that Columbus discovered America – was a lie or misinformation? “The traditional story of Columbus discovering the New World is absolute fantasy, it’s fairy tales,” Gavin Menzies, a former sailor with Britain’s Royal Navy and author of Who Discovered America, told The Daily Mail. Menzies has claimed that a 600-year-old map, that depicts North American rivers and coasts as well as the continent of South America in 1418, proves that the New World was discovered by China’s Admiral Zheng He who sailed to Europe and Africa and roamed the oceans between 1405 and 1435 with a massive fleet of 317 ships and 28,000 men.

A new Cold War is warming up in the South China Sea. President Barack Obama has shown little skill at drawing red lines to warn off international troublemakers, or at managing the threat of retaliation. Washington’s interventions in the ongoing upheavals in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Yemen have been ham-handed, to say the least. China’s military has declared war on Western thought on the internet. Chinese Army newspaper calls for military role in Internet culture war. Ecological civilization.

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