3 Lessons Learned From 3 Months in China
Three lessons I learned during my three months in China are: Air pollution, Political system, and lack of effective drugs to treat COVID-19. These are not necessarily the problems of China, but they did affect my trip. This article is meant to educate travelers about China and give them an idea of how they should feel when visiting this country. I hope this article inspires others to learn Chinese. But before I get started, I would like to share with you some of my observations.
My time in China led me to observe the rise in air pollution in major Chinese cities, focusing on Beijing and Shanghai. Air pollution has always been a concern for human health, but the rapid industrialization of China and the addition of millions of vehicles to highways have brought about significant changes in the ambient air quality. The resulting high concentrations of toxins, gases, and other pollutants have significantly impacted the health of the population, and in some cities, visibility is extremely limited.
The difference in mean diurnal variations of PM2.5, NO2, and CO concentrations in Beijing and Wuhan is striking. Although the two cities experienced significant haze events in early January, the levels of these pollutants fell to a more manageable level during the three-month period from 23 January to 29 February 2020. Meanwhile, the average diurnal variability of ozone and smog levels remained relatively stable, and only slight increases in PM2.5 were seen during the period from 23 January to 29 February 2020.
We learned that China’s air pollution standards were much less stringent than those of high-income countries like the U.S. and the UK. While they are three times higher than the recommendations of WHO, ambient air pollution in China can still exceed these limits. The Chinese State Council issued a plan for air pollution prevention and control in September 2013, mandating a 25% reduction in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region by 2017 and 15% in the Pearl River Delta region.
The lockdown period, during which motor vehicle traffic was suspended, allowed us to measure the mitigation of air pollution. Using ground-based and satellite observations, we found that the reduction of certain emissions was as much as ninety percent, while the levels of particulate matter in the northern cities had increased. In addition, anomalously high humidity exacerbated the haze while stagnant airflow contributed to severe pollution levels.
Our observations showed that the level of ozone concentrations in the cities we visited was higher during the spring festival period than in any other week. However, after the festival, ambient levels returned to pre-spring festival levels. However, the effects were only temporary. For the rest of the year, we’ll still experience the same problems with smog. We’ll see if there are more solutions for reducing air pollution.
While studying abroad in China, I was pleasantly surprised to learn about its political system and culture. The people’s congress is the most fundamental organ of Chinese government and embodies the socialist state. It ensures that the people have the power to determine the direction of their country. It has taken hold among the masses and reflects the common will and fundamental interests of the people. People’s congresses also have the power to implement laws and resolutions.
The CPC is the leadership of the people and supports the people wielding state power. The party’s guiding principles, laws, and policies reflect the common will of the people. In this way, the people will become the masters of their country. While it is hard to make any predictions regarding the future of the Chinese economy, we can learn from our experience while studying abroad in China. The Chinese political system has been undergoing massive changes in recent years, and we can only hope that things will continue to improve.
In the last three decades, China has developed a socialist law regime with Chinese characteristics centered around the Constitution. The rule of law is now an important aspect of Chinese life, and it is unlikely that any part of it will be subject to dictatorship. However, we should be aware that this system does not guarantee our freedom and we should be wary of any abuse of power. It is essential to understand the Chinese political system before making our decision.
Democracy is the most fundamental and most important principle of Chinese government. A strong constitution ensures that all citizens enjoy certain civil and political rights. This includes freedom of association, religion, and speech. Additionally, China recognizes the rights of property. Moreover, it’s a system of open information and encourages the development of publishing undertakings. If you’re thinking about moving to China, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
The political party system in China is characterized by multi-party cooperation. Although democratic parties are not in opposition, they work closely with the CPC and participate in state affairs. The CPC is the key link between the governments and the people. Moreover, it ensures that decisions are made democratically and scientifically. So, despite the many differences between the two, China’s democratic parties are a vital part of Chinese society.
Lack of effective drugs to treat COVID-19
The coronavirus disease that has been causing an epidemic in China since December has now spread throughout the country. Because of the widespread nature of the disease, data on its clinical features are needed to guide the development of new drugs. For this study, data were extracted from 552 hospitals in mainland China and 30 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities. The primary composite endpoints were admission to the intensive care unit, use of mechanical ventilation, and death.
During the current COVID-19 epidemic, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was used to treat the outbreak. It was included in the guidelines for treatment of the disease, and the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases was 60,107. In addition, the use of TCM was based on syndrome differentiation, with specific CPMs being widely employed to treat the disease. Fortunately, the CPMs are being developed at a rapid pace.
However, the lack of effective drugs for COVID-19 in China is a significant barrier to the outbreak. A recent study found that immunosuppressive agents (such as aspirin) did not reduce COVID-19-associated mortality, and were associated with increased risk of developing other respiratory viruses, such as SARS. Therefore, decision-making for the treatment of COVID-19 in resource-limited settings must be made with the individual patient’s health status.
A number of researchers have cited XBJI as an alternative for the treatment of COVID-19. This drug, given twice a day, reduces the severity of symptoms such as fever and dyspnea. Additionally, it has anti-inflammatory and immune-regulating properties and protects the lung from acute lung injury. Its toxicity may not be apparent immediately, but it is likely to lead to a cure for COVID-19.
Lack of active civilian participation
The figures presented here provide evidence of the high rate of unemployed citizens in China. The U-3 unemployment rate measures the total number of unemployed people and is expressed as a percentage of the civilian labor force. The U-5 unemployment rate includes discouraged workers as well as marginally attached workers. The U-6 labor force participation rate accounts for marginally attached workers, those working part time due to economic reasons, and those who are not attached at all.