By Lonely Planet, Brett Atkinson, Peter Dragicevich, Sarah Bennett, Lee Slater
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In addition, their roots hold together the topsoil helping prevent erosion and desertification. Heavy cultivation in recent years has led to sandstorms in Beijing. Forests here consist mainly of coniferous trees. Along with the evergreen fir, spruce, and pine, the deciduous larch is also common. To the south of these forest regions are mixed temperate broadleaf forests with oaks and birch prominent. Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) are found in many regions – even as far south as Hainan. In colder areas they hibernate in winter.
Laozi, the founder of Daoism, is a shadowy figure, who may have lived in the 6th century BC. The Daode Jing, which introduces the idea of Dao or the Way that permeates reality, is attributed to him. Han Xiangzi, one of the Eight Immortals, a popular group of Daoist adepts, is believed to have fallen from a sacred peach tree, which bestowed eternal life. He is usually shown playing a flute. Daoist alchemists aimed to find an elixir for eternal life, winning influence with emperors. Daoism influenced scientific development, and contributed to the discovery of gunpowder in the 9th century.
In business, all debts should be settled by Chinese New Year. Overall, the festivities last about 15 days but the whole country closes down for only four. Lion Dance Performed at New Year and other festivals. Usually two people are required to play the lion. The dance demands more martial arts skills than the Dragon Dance, also performed on these occasions. Fireworks exploding over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour Firecrackers Strings of firecrackers are set off at New Year making the streets noisy and, potentially, dangerous places.