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The most distinctive mountain ranges are the Himalayas, Altai, Tianshan and Kunlun mountains. On the Tibet/Nepal border Mount Everest (13,200ft) stands over looking the Tibetan high plateau. In the west the Qinghai/Tibet plateau dominates as the ‘Roof of the World’. The main urban areas serviced by foreign investment, skills, communication and technology are to be found in the fertile alluvial lowlands which stretch from Manchuria to Hong Kong. Incredibly, only 10% of all China is suitable for agriculture.
China’s sheer size means that it has a great diversity of climates. The Northeast experiences hot and dry summers and bitterly cold winters. The north and central region has huge rainfall statistics with hot summers and cold winters. The south-east region again has substantial rainfall, with semi-tropical summers and cool winters.
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