51 Facts About China

Read some fascinating facts about china that will amaze you. China is a populous nation in East Asia whose vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and more than 14,000km of coastline. Capital Beijing mixes modern architecture with historic sites such as the Forbidden City palace complex and Tiananmen Square.

Interesting Facts About China

China has a Dwarf Theme Park called “Kingdom of the Little People”.

Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) is the largest standing military force in the world.

All giant pandas outside China are on loan from the country.

In 2014, china became the world’s largest economy.

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China has the largest number of active cell phones of any country in the world.

Because of their aggressive nature and keen vision, geese are used as police animals instead of dogs in China.

Chinese color for funeral and mourning is white and not black.

It is mandatory in china to test cosmetic products on animals while it is prohibited in Europe.

A woman who is unmarried in late 20’s and beyond is called “Sheng Nu” in China which means “leftover women”.

China is known as the flowery kingdom, and many of the fruits and flowers are now grown all over the world.

China is the third most visited countries in the world.

In China more than 30 million people live in caves.

Amazing Facts About China

The railway lines of china can loop around the world twice.

In every 30 seconds a baby is born with a birth defect.

China has produced more cement it two years than the US did in 20th century.

The suicide rate of china is more than double of US suicide rate.

China’s new craze is dyeing pets to look like other wild animals.

Houses in Houtouwan located on Shengshan Island are covered in ivy as nature reclaims the abandoned fishing village.

Rich people in china can hire a body double to serve their prison sentence.

One can watch sunset at midnight in far western Chinese province of Xinjiang in summer because China shares single time zone and the whole country keep to Beijing time.

Air pollution in China increases snowfall in California.

A soup in china is actually made of eatable bird’s nests.

If you dig a deep hole in China then you would end up landing in Argentina or Chile.

Fascinating Facts About China

The Chinese year celebration is not a one day celebration but it lasts for 15 days.

Sticky rice was used to bind the China’s Great Wall stones.

Hong Kong has more sky scrapers than any other city in the world.

China is home to a cluster of ancient rock pillars called the Stone Forest.

Yellow river or Huang He is called as China’s sorrow because of changing course due to continual elevation of river bed and frequent floods.

Chinese bride often wear red, a color considered to be lucky.

Temperatures in China’s Turpan Depression can range from 49°C in summer to -29°C in winter.

Geoduck which not may not look good to many but it an expensive delicacy in China, they love it not only because of its appearance, taste, and texture but it is also a symbol status to be served geoduck.

In china, there is a ban on single women freezing their eggs. — Egg freezing is still a relatively new technology which enables a woman to save eggs for future IVF treatment if needed.

Water in desert is weird but there is an underground ocean in Tarim basin of Taklamakan Desert. The water amounts to 10 times of all the great lakes, but it is extremely salty and highly carbonated.

Cool Facts About China

In china it is considered good luck if the gate of the house faces south.

The most celebrated holiday in China is spring festival.

Bike riding is the most used form of transportation in China.

Since ordinary Chinese numbers are very easy to forge a different set of Chinese characters are used on bank notes and other financial dealings.

The longest traffic jam in history lasted for 12 days over 62 miles was in Shanghai.

More than 4,000 Chinese children are named Aoyun, meaning “Olympic Games.”

Qing dynasty was the last imperial dynasty of China. In 1912 the Republic of China was established.

China is the third most bio-diverse country in the world after Brazil and Columbia.

China is world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide, and it is going to spend big to clean up its air.

Two China’s refer to mainland china and Taiwan, where mainland is administered by Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and other by Republic of China (ROC). They don’t recognize each other’s sovereignty and each claim that they are the legitimate government of two Chinas.

To establish diplomatic relations with PRC china, the country must end diplomatic relations with ROC and establish one china policy i.e. to recognize that there is one state called china which is governed by PRC and vice versa to establish relation with ROC.

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