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  1. A family that is closely linked with the US authorities
    1. A strong commitment to the American political and economic life
    2. The incarnation of the "model family" in the American myth of the Kennedys
  2. A controversial ?clan?
    1. The hidden faces of the Kennedy clan
    2. The end of a myth?

The coastal provinces of East China's most concentrated population is filled with dynamics and activities, and covers a fifth of the surface of China along the Yellow Sea and South China Sea. The demographic role of this region is a symbol of the dynamism of China. A coastal region must be populated, which is more than anywhere else in the case of Eastern China. In addition, the population in China has often been a factor in Chinese development. Statistics confirm the presence of exceptional people: 45% of the population and two thirds of the major cities of China. The consumer suffers with the tobacco market as hundreds of billions of cigarettes were sold in 2003 to more than one hundred million smokers in China in the East.

As for the waste, they are inevitably numerous, and hence the existence of the largest landfill in Asia, the discharge of Xingfeng near Guangzhou (in Guangdong). Eric Chol (L'Express, December 2004) tells us about the 900 trucks that deposit the trash of the 10 million people of Canton, which amounts to 6500 tons per day. This is twice the volume of the garbage in Paris. The location of cities also expresses the importance of the coast which forms the border with other countries in Asia. Indeed, the coastal provinces of southern China have the specificity to have their capitals along the coast, with the exception of Nanning (Guangxi Province), which shows the interest in this coastal border.

In the north, the phenomenon does not lend itself (except Tianjin), but the cities have developed, thanks to the proximity of major cities in Asia. These cities are among other wealth creation nations (over 60% of Chinese GDP), and are the foci of concentration of knowledge, research and development and technological innovation. Beijing and Shanghai are well remodeled with the transformation of older neighborhoods in office. So there is an interaction between the neighboring countries and the development of coastal cities does not exist between them and the interior regions.

China is the subject for several centuries of recurring questions about its relationship with other nations and other cultural communities.

Like this map where the western provinces have a much larger size than those of the interior and the coast, China is a very unbalanced space, both in terms of physical and human aspects. The West has a hilly terrain and low population densities, while the coastline is made up of plains and hills with high population densities. The latter explains why there are more services and activities on the Chinese coast (or East China) and within the country. This "China Coast" has also witnessed outstanding economic development over the last thirty years, so it will be the target of this study. It will analyze the characteristics of this region and deduce if it forms a coherent and powerful regional space, a veritable "Asia Pacific" at the expense of rest of China.

Tags: Xingfeng , Guangzhou, Asia Pacific, Yellow Sea, South China Sea, Guangxi Province

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