Due to China's large and ever-growing population, the government introduced a 'one child' policy in 1973 which meant that couples could only have one child. The weather varies in this country depending on the location of the city you're in. In the northern regions it is bitterly cold, however there is a tropical climate in the southern areas of China. In addition, some areas in China are very mountainous, for example the east areas have hills while some of the western fronts are deserts. China is prone to experiencing typhoons along the south and east coasts, as well as floods and earthquakes.
China is a country steeped in history and the Chinese people are very proud of their culture. There are several holidays marked on the Chinese calendar such as International Women's Day, Children's Day, Army's Day, Teacher's Day and National Day. In addition, there are some traditional holidays specific to China such as Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival, Winter Solstice Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival. The Chinese take great pride in their etiquette and one particular custom they emphasise is what they call 'face'. This refers to their honour and good reputation which comes from a young age when they were taught to stifle their emotions. In addition, they very rarely say 'thank you' but rather show their appreciation through gifts. Also, if you are visiting China, they would prefer to greet you by shaking your hand and they consider looking long into someone's eyes as rude.