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This satelite image helps explain why more people live in the eastern and southern regions of China. The Gobi Desert is a very difficult place to survive even in modern times and in anceint China it was even more challenging. The nomadic groups living in northern and western China have often been considered less civilized than the Han Chinese who dominate Chinese culture. The Huns, Mongols, Tartars, Tibetans, Turks and many other nationalities have played a very important role in Chinese history although sometimes as combatants rather than friends.