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China Facts:

  • China is the world’s most populous country, with over 1.38 billion people, and the second-largest country by land area.
  • China has the world’s largest standing army and the second-largest defense budget.
  • 100 million people in China live on less than US$1 per day.
  • China executes the death penalty more than four times as the rest of the world combined.
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  • China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year.
  • China is the world’s largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods.
  • In China, over 35 million people still live in caves.
  • Nearly 700 million Chinese people drink contaminated water.
  • Almost a third of San Francisco’s air pollution comes from China.
  • The Sunrise in parts of China can be as late as 10 AM because the country joined its five time zones into a single one.
  • 78% of software installed in China in 2010 was pirated.
  • There’s a bridge between mainland China and Macau, where cars switch from left to right-hand drive and vice versa.
  • Every 30 seconds, a baby is born with a congenital disability in China.
  • 1 in every three socks you have was made in the district of Datang in Zhuji, China, now known as “Sock City.”
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  • Every year, about a million girl fetuses are aborted and tens of thousands of girl babies are abandoned in China because of the country’s one-child policy.
  • Table tennis is China’s national sport.
  • The PlayStation is illegal in China.
  • If Walmart were a country, it would be China’s sixth-largest export market.
  • By 2020, China could have between 30 million and 40 million men who cannot find wives.
  • In China, it is mandatory that cosmetic products are tested on animals while in Europe it’s prohibited.
  • In China, you can major in Bra Studies.
  • A new skyscraper is built in China every five days.
  • The word ‘censorship’ is censored in China.
  • China has treatment camps for Internet addicts.
  • More people go to church on Sunday in China than in the whole of Europe.
  • Dyeing pets to look like other wild animals is a trend in China.
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  • 71 % of people in China measure success by the things, they own, making it the world’s most secular country.
  • Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in China as a delicacy.
  • In 1973, China proposed to give 10 million Chinese women to the U.S. to boost the U.S. population.
  • Company executives in China can get sentenced to death for committing fraud.
  • China used more cement in 3 years (2011 to 2013) than the U.S. used in the entire 20th century.
  • In 2013, a Zoo in China angered visitors by trying to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as a lion.
  • Half of all the world’s pigs live in China.
  • The groundwater of 90% of Chinese cities is polluted.
  • Rich people in China hire body doubles to serve their prison sentence.
  • When a baby Panda is born, it’s shipped by FedEx to China to help expand the gene pool.
  • China has 4 megacities of over 10 million people, the most of any country.
  • China Overtook The U.S. As The World’s Largest Economy in 2014.
  • In China, it’s illegal to use a wordplay or a pun in advertising or on television.
  • The first recorded use of Marijuana was in China, over 4700 years ago.
  • At least 20 million people died during the Taiping Rebellion in China, led by a man who claimed to be the brother of Jesus, and who attempted to impose a theocracy based on his interpretation of Christianity.
  • 20 million 20-year-old trees are cut down in China every year to make chopsticks.
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  • In China, women who remain unmarried in their late 20s and beyond are called “Sheng Nu” which means “leftover women.”
  • Air pollution in China increases snowfall in California.
  • 103 countries have abolished the death penalty. Notable exceptions include the U.S., Japan, and China.
  • Just 7% of people in China are religious, making it the least religious country in the world. Thailand has the most with 94%.
  • All pandas in the world are on loan from China.
  • Facebook has 95 million users in China despite being blocked.
  • China has mobile “execution vans” to enforce the death penalty without moving to a proper execution ground.
  • If you could dig a deep enough hole in China you would end up in Argentina or Chile.
  • The Vatican does not recognize the People’s Republic of China as a legitimate state of China.
  • It is estimated that about 600,000 people die in China each year from issues related to overwork.
  • In China, there is an “Elderly Rights” law which makes it illegal for anyone who has parents over 60 not to visit them regularly.
  • Brad Pitt was banned from China for his role in the movie “7 Years in Tibet.”
  • The 1556 Shaanxi earthquake in China was the deadliest earthquake on record with 830,000 deaths
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  • Cockroaches are served fried in China, Thailand, and other Asian countries.
  • Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in early 1900 in San Francisco.
  • Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times have been blocked in China since 2009.
  • Villagers in central China have long been using dinosaur bones as medicine, thinking they were from dragons.
  • In China, human trafficking is punished with the death penalty.
  • China’s “SkyCity”, planned in 2013 to be the tallest building in the world with a record-breaking construction time of just 90 days, is now a massive fish pond.
  • China is the country with the largest population of Buddhists, approximately 244 million or 18.2% of its total population.
  • The world’s largest producer of cigarettes is a company owned by the Chinese government.
  • Legends say China began in a great flood, some 4,000 years ago. Scientists found geological evidence that the flood was real.
  • Currency shaped like knives was in circulation in China from 770 to 220 BC.
  • More than a quarter century after the Tiananmen Square massacre, Chinese authorities still censor information about it.

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