East Asia Human Characteristics Population • 1.5 Billion, (1.

3 billion live in china) • East Asia makes up 25 % of the world’s population China • 94% are of the Han nationality • Population is uneven – most people live in eastern and southern China • Large population is major domestic issue • One-Child Policy is China’s attempt to limit population Taiwan • Most people here are descendants of Chinese political refugees • Most people live on the coastal plains Mongolia • Consists of several tribes of Mongols who share same language • Population is evenly distributed across the steppes Hong Kong • 400 square miles of land that holds 6 million people population desnsity is 15,000 per square mile • Once an independent country and home to Chinese political regugees • Today, it is a part of China

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