Today, China is known for having one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. New buildings appear to appear every day. However, China is also home to some of the oldest written records in history. Chinese history and culture are amazingly diverse and fascinating.
Here are some 20 interesting facts about china-
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Strange table habits
What you should avoid in most countries in the world is completely acceptable in China. As in Vietnam, spitting, yawning, chewing, and barking are common behaviors when eating in China.
For us, it was very disgusting and we could not get used to it. Perhaps if we could stay in this world longer, it would be easier for us to put up with it.
Behavior of private children
This is weird! Diapers are not popular in China. Many children wear special trousers with large holes in the bottom. When they feel the need to poo or urinate, they simply squirm and do whatever they want.
And this is what you call eco-life!
The world’s most populous country
China is the most populous country in the world (with over a billion people in 2016).
China’s population is 4 times larger than the US population
One in five people is Chinese
Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world (based on the number of native speakers)
14% of the world’s population speak Chinese
One of the largest countries in the world
Contrary to many people’s beliefs, China is not the largest country in the world. It is fourth behind Russia, Canada, and the United States.
Russia is almost 2 times bigger than China!
The largest army in the world
Chinese troops have the largest number of troops in the world (over 2 million people.
China owns all pandas. Everyone! All pandas in this land are Chinese.
If you see a panda in other countries, it means it has been borrowed from the PRC (People’s Republic of China). Interestingly, when a baby panda is born, it is shipped to China (often by FedEx) to help develop the gene pool.
Redeemers of virginity
Restoration of virginity is also possible and very popular in China. This plastic surgery even has a medical name – hymenorrhaphy.
Chinese women pay a lot of money by recreating their hymns before the wedding night. They just don’t want their future husbands to find out they are no longer virgins …
China is the most populous country in the world. Not surprisingly, they have major traffic problems.
What should you do if you arrive late for a meeting and you get stuck in traffic? He calls for the bottle rescuers! Two boys will come to you on a motorcycle. One will drive you whenever you want and the other will take your place in the car.
Remnants of the past
Incredible but 35 million Chinese people still live in caves!
They do not have enough money to build a house, so they use caves as their houses.
The sun has set
China is a great country with only a one-time zone! That is why in some places the sun rises even at 10:00 AM.
In the past, China has 5 different time zones. But in 1949 the leaders of the Communist Party decided to set a one-time strike across the country. Since then, everyone has been using official Beijing time.
New Year’s fiesta
New Year is a big holiday in China. It is celebrated in January or February and is a real holiday for everyone. Almost no one is working, everyone is returning home to celebrate this happy time with their families.
Chinese New Year celebration lasts 15 days!
Nothing can be compared to this. It is quite unusual for a whole country to have a holiday for such a long time.
Interestingly, the Chinese New Year is celebrated in many other countries around the world. Given the large Chinese population, the Chinese New Year may be more popular than Christmas!
China is the only country in the world where production is limited. Until 2015, Chinese couples could have only one child. For over a year now, they can have 2 children.
Half of the world’s pigs are Chinese! On a typical day, the Chinese people eat 1.7 million pigs.
A world of many religions
Due to the large Chinese population, almost all of the world’s religions are practiced there. The most popular are Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism.
The interesting fact is that there are more Christians in China than in Italy!
The creators of ice cream
Who doesn’t love ice cream? We can eat this delicious dessert because of China. It is believed that they began their experiment more than 4000 years ago by mixing milk and rice with ice.
Today, we all know that blood circulates in our arteries. But it was less visible in the past.
European scientist William Harvey was proud to announce this in 1628. Little did he know that the Chinese people got it… over 2000 years before him!
It is no secret that the Chinese are one of the world’s leading mathematicians.
The mathematical history of China goes back to the 11th century BC! Thanks to China, today we know the number 0, decimal and binary systems, geometry, trigonometry, and algebra.
It is a well-known fact that the largest man-made building in the world is in China. The Great Wall is not visible from the sky but is still remarkably tall – 8,850 kilometers (5,500 miles).
China’s most famous castle, called the Forbidden City, has over 9,000 rooms!
Harbin, in northern China, has mild winters and cold winters, making it an ideal winter destination.
Harbin’s Ice and Snow Festival in northeastern China is one of the most popular winter destinations. But visitors will have to contend with extreme cold, snow, and ice! Assemble, put warm packs on your fur boots, and see how long you can survive in magical glaciers, statues, slides, and Harbin castles.
The climate in China is very different
Generally, the north is colder and drier than the south, and the west is drier than the east. Winter temperatures in northeastern China can reach 40 degrees centigrade, and summer in the south can reach 40 degrees Fahrenheit [40 ° C]. Rainfall varies from a few millimeters a year in the Taklamakan desert to more than 3 feet [3 m] a year southeast.