China is a massive country, and within its bounds are a staggering variety of landscapes.
China includes a portion of the most substantial mountain range in the world, the Himalaya, which harbor the highest peaks on the planet. The Tibetan Plateau framing the northern and eastern fronts of these epic mountains is often termed the "Roof of the World," with average elevations often in excess of 16,00 feet. This massive uplift derives from deformation of the Earth's crust stemming from the collision of the Indian tectonic plate with the Eurasian plate. Some of the world's largest and most important rivers drop from the Himalaya-Tibetan high country, though in the 21st century the drainages are being affected by the diminishment of the alpine glaciers that nourish them.
A thick layer of windblown dust called loess overlies more than 400,000 square miles of central China, forming one of the great loess plateaus on the planet. Dissecting the pliable layers of loess, which range from 160 to 500 feet deep, the Yellow River gets its name from the hue of these sediments washed into its course.
One of China's most famous landscapes, the granite peaks of Huangshan rise in their classic incarnation from veils of cloud in severe, jagged grandeur. Situated in eastern China and impacted by alpine glaciation during the Pleistocene, the rugged range has long fascinated travelers in the region and features in numerous landscape brush paintings depicting the great vertical sweep of terrain. Accentuating the bare fangs and cliff faces of the mountains themselves are picturesque trees, not least the flat-topped, precariously situated Huangshan pines, some of which are more than a thousand years old. The uplift separates the basin of the Yangtze River from that of the Xin'an.
Southern China includes some of the world's most dramatic examples of karst terrain. Such a landscape results from the extensive weathering and erosion of carbonate rock layers, particularly limestone and dolomite. This region's examples include the striking "stone forests" of Shilin, defined by otherworldly sheer pinnacles, as well as the great natural bridges and caverns of Wulong
The China Sea consists of two parts, the South China Sea (Chinese: Nan Hai) and the East China Sea (Chinese: Dong Hai), which connect through the shallow Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and mainland China.
The South China Sea is bounded on the west by the Asian mainland, on the south by a rise in the seabed between Sumatra and Borneo, and on the east by Borneo, the Philippines, and Taiwan. The sea’s northern boundary extends from the northernmost point of Taiwan to the coast of Fujian province, China. As the largest marginal sea of the western Pacific, The major topographic feature of the South China Sea is a deep, rhombus-shaped basin in the eastern portion, with reef-studded shoal areas rising up steeply within the basin to the south and northwest. The deepest section, called the China Sea Basin, has a maximum depth of 16,457 feet (5,016 m). A broad, shallow shelf extends up to 150 miles (240 km) in width between the mainland and the northwestern side of the basin and includes the Gulf of Tonkin and Taiwan Strait. To the south, off southern Vietnam, the shelf narrows and connects with the Sundra Shelf, which is one of the largest sea shelves in the world. The Sundra Shelf covers the area between Borneo, Sumatra, and Malaysia, including the southern portion of the South China Sea.
The major rivers draining into the sea are the tributaries forming the Zhu (Pearl) River delta between Hong Kong and Macau, the Xi River, which enters near Macau, and the Red and Mekong rivers, which enter in Vietnam. Weather in the region is tropical and largely controlled by monsoon winds. Monsoons also control the sea-surface currents as well as the exchange of water between the South China Sea and adjacent bodies of water.
The East China Sea extends northeastward from the South China Sea and is bounded on the west by the Asian mainland and on the east by the Ryukyu Islands chain, Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu, and Cheju Island, off South Korea. An imaginary east-west line connecting Cheju Island with the mainland of China separates the East China Sea from the Yellow Sea to its north. The East China Sea, is generally shallow, having an average depth.The Okinawa Trough, its deepest section, extends alongside the Ryukyu Island chain The western edge of the sea is a continuation of the shelf that extends from the South China Sea north to the Yellow Sea. The weather of the East China Sea is also dominated by the monsoon wind system.
The philippines is a recognised independednt country that is located on every international map as it is a country. If it is on the international map, it must be on the globe. Furthermore, the Philippines is part of s continent, which is part of the world, otherwise called as the globe.
There are many landforms such as planes, mountains, hills, volcano, and plateaus. There are waterforms to opposite them them such as seas, beaches, gulfs, lakes, rivers, streams, estuaries, ocean, pond, puddles and all.
We can contribute and save our natural resources by being thrifty and concious bout our actions' imapct on the environment. We must be conservative enough not to waste resources and responsible enough to lend nature a helping hand from time to time.