50 amazing and unknown facts about China

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50 amazing and unknown facts about China

50 amazing and unknown facts about China

The country with the largest population in the world, one of the world's earliest civilizations and now one of the most powerful. China has been ruled by dynasties historically and is now communist, that doesn't mean, it's a universally simple and modest society, though it's one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Thanks to their investment and exports, its diaspora has spread throughout the world to spreading Chinese culture to the U.S., Australia, Britain and Beyond. There are many interesting things to know about China, So, we just bring you 50 amazing and mind blowing facts about China.




1. Around 30 million Chinese people live in cave due to high living costs.



2. Chinese doctors were the first to discover that blood is pumped around the body by the heart in the 2nd century BC.



3. Marco Polo is rumored to have taken ice cream from China, it actually has nothing to do with the Italians.



4. Gun powder was discovered by the Chinese.



5. Chinese is the oldest written language still in use and the first example was found written on a tortoiseshell



6. Half of the world's counterfeit goods come from China.



7. By 2025 China will have built 40 billion square meters of new skyscrapers the equivalent of 10 New York cities.



8. China is the owner of all the pandas in the world.



9. In august 2010, a 62 mile traffic jam on the Beijing-Tibet Expressway lasted for 12 days.



10. There are many ghost cities in China where only 10% people live.



11. The three gorges dam of China is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity.



12. The three gorges dam slowed down the rotation of the earth by 0.06 microseconds.



13. Every year about 10,000 dogs are slaughtered for consumption during the dog meat festival held to mark the start of the summer solstice in Ulan Guangdong province.



14. Sinkholes are a major problem in China and killed several people.



15. Unmarried Chinese women 27 years or older are called left over women.



16. China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year.



17. Data from China's National Forest Bureau show that close to four million trees are cut down annually to manufacture billions of disposable pairs of chopsticks. Up to 50% of these chopsticks are used locally of the remaining 50% 77% are sold to Japan 21% to South Korea and 2% to the US.



18. In China, it is illegal to use wordplay or puns on TV and in advertising according to an order released in December 2014 by the state General Administration of press publication radio film and television.



19. During the last quarter of 2010, the People's Liberation Army PLA Chengdu division began training 10,000 pigeons to supplement the country's conventional communication infrastructure in the event of war.



20. Data published by the New York Times shows that the Chinese eat up to 4 million cats every year.



21. China requires testing of imported cosmetic products on animals such as mice guinea pigs rabbits and rats to ascertain their safety.



22. Data published by the Pulitzer Center shows that China has a serious gender imbalance thanks to a birth ratio that currently stands at 120 boys for every 100 girls in some parts of the country the boy - girl birth ratio is 152 100.



23. By 2020, China could have 30 to 40 million men unable to find wives.



24. According to data from Amnesty International China performs thousands of executions annually. In fact, Amnesty International reckons that China executes more people every year than the rest of the world combined.



25. In China, the word censorship is itself censored.



26. A nail is dangerously hanging in the collars of Chinese soldiers so that they don't sleep while on work.



27. Some Chinese police use geese instead of police dogs. 



28. After the Olympics in Beijing in 2008, it is estimated that over 4000 newborn Chinese named "Aoyun", meaning "Olympic".



29. In China, Books are sold according to their weight.



30. One in five humans alive today are chinese.



31. Table tennis is China's national sport.



32. The first recorded use of marijuana in China was 4700 years ago but today it is as illegal as heroin.



33. In some areas of China the Sun rises as late as 10 a.m. because they only have one time zone.



34. China's food system feeds more than 25% of the entire global population.



35. The first paper money was created in China 1400 years ago.



36. Eight billion pairs of socks are made in China annually.



37. China has treatment centers for people who are addicted to the internet.



38. More than 700 million Chinese people drink contaminated water.



39. 100 million people in China live on less than $1 per day.



40. Almost a third of San Francisco's pollution comes from China.



41. There is a bridge between China and Macau where drivers switch driving from left to right and vice versa. 



42. The PlayStation is illegal in China.



43. Dyeing pets to look like other wild animals is a trend in China.



44. Company executives in China can get sentenced to death for committing fraud.



45. China used more cement in 3 years(2011 to 2013) than the U.S used in the entire 20th century.



46. Half of all the world's pigs live in China.



47. Toilet paper was invented in china in the late 1300s.



48. Many historians believe that soccer originated in china around 1000 B.C.



49. Cricket fighting is a popular amusement in China. Many Chinese children keep crickets as pets.



50. The People's liberation army of China is the largest standing military force in the world.


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