Biodiversity is very important to cultural diversity for many different reasons. Biodiversity contains raw materials that we use to make goods, like shoes, paper, and clothes. These are essential items in our everyday life. Humans also make products using human made chemicals, and these chemicals hurt biodiversity. These toxins are creating pollution that can change many important habitats. If Humans cause too much harm, we will not have as many natural resources to utilize. This will definitely affect cultural diversity because fashion plays a big role. I do not think that the government should be actively involved in the preservation of cultural diversity. I think that there are many important things that the government is already focused on so they should stay focused on those things instead.

The government should help with the preservation of biodiversity but not cultural diversity. The government should help with biodiversity because animals, plants, and habitats are not able to help themselves. Laws need to be enforced to help them.  I think that there are already many organizations that are working on cultural diversity, these people can speak out for themselves and make a difference. It is not important for government to help with cultural diversity because they have bigger issues like, civil rights and so much more.

Now it is possible that my opinion could be wrong, many people may oppose this position. Some People may be more concerned with cultural diversity than with biodiversity. But my opinion will stay the same, because people can defend themselves but wildlife cannot. Cultural diversity can stay alive by cultures practicing their traditions. If there are not certain natural resources on earth than it may be very difficult for these cultures to keep their traditions alive.  Animals, plants, and habitats need extra help, so I think biodiversity is a higher priority right now. The preservation of biodiversity will in turn help preserve cultural diversity.

Interdependence is when two or more people, countries, objects, or anything depends on each other. The United States and China have interdependence. The US has given China 50 billion dollars in investment and China has given the US 12 billion dollars. Another example of Interdependence is a natural resource Congo for coltan, this is used in many electronics. This is shipped to many places including the US. Another example is the consumer goods that China makes. The US relies on china to make them and China relies on The US to buy them.

Men and Women Have had two completely different societal roles in China. Men are the ones who get the better paying jobs, while the woman are at home taking care of the children. For the longest time women were "Supposed" produce boys. Women in China have really had a hard life of abuse and inequality. New laws for women equality have been made but women are still not treated as equals ("Women in china:," 1995).

The Globalization of China is helping the world because it is one of the leaders in technology.  In the last 20 years china has had an annual growth rate of over 9.3% on average. It is now the 6th largest economy and 5th largest trading nation in the world. 200 million people have been brought out of poverty between this time.
There is two ways that China goes about keeping its national culture. The first is the state strategy that tries to reinforce the official version of national Chinese culture. Then there is individuals who go about ways to preserve their culture. many of which happen in small communities who practice local customs and traditions along with cultures and diversity. The state struggles to preserve an official culture because destruction of traditional buildings and cultural heritage sites are their main focus of advancement.


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    February 2013