Interesting Facts About China

interesting facts about china

Interesting Facts About China

China, the new emerging power has been the oldest continuous civilization on Earth, for the last 4000 years.  Chinese flag is red which represents the blood spilled during the communist revolution.  On the flag there is one large star, representing leadership, and four small stars which represent four social classes: capitalists, bourgeoisie, workers and peasants all united under one Communist Party.

interesting facts about china

China is the largest producer in the world of Bibles.  A single factory in Nanjing prints about one million Bibles per month.

On Sundays in China more people are attending Church than all of Europe.

China is a heavy user of the c-section.  About half of the babies born annually are born via c-section.

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose ended up as the recipient of blame when it took almost 15 years to release the album Chinese Democracy.  Rose was embattled by lawsuits and various pressures and eventually released the album with a revised lineup that did not include Slash.

Some of the China’s inventions: gunpowder, paper, printing, compass, porcelain, first paper currency, animal zodiac, cast iron, chopsticks, crossbow, toilet paper, collapsible umbrella, fork and many other cool inventions.  Interesting fact about China is that in last three years growth of China’s economy was around 10% per year making China the country with largest world economy. The funny fact is that China was in dispute with WTO (World Trade Organization) because of the extremely low taxes on their exports. However, United States was in the dispute with WTO because of the high taxes on U.S. imports. “We are committed to challenging China’s WTO-inconsistent practices that harm American workers and businesses,” said U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab.

In 2018 China is among the top economies in the world and currently embroiled in a Trade War with the United States.  However, it is difficult to determine exactly the size of China’s economy because over the years so many of the statistics have been flawed and/or inaccurate.  Since 1990, according to China’s statistics, the number of people living in poverty has plummeted from 85% of the population to less than 15% of the population.

More information on the Trade War is available here.

interesting facts about china

"Trump is strangling the Chinese economy" – Alibaba alone records $30.8 BILLION sales in 24 hours on singles’ day. Amazon recorded a paltry $4 bil in prime day over 36 hrs. Not counting retail and JD.com, Alibaba alone sold nearly 3 times Black friday + Cyber Monday in US. from Sino

2019 Chinese stimulus includes tax cuts, however, “Policy makers see the Chinese economy facing bigger downward pressures and an increasingly challenging external environment”. from AusFinance

"Offering substantial tax cuts for individual taxpayers through a higher tax-free threshold and more tax-deductible expenses, the revised regulation and law are expected to help boost domestic spending and consumer confidence at a time when the Chinese economy faces increasing downward pressure" from ChairmanMao

 

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20 Comments on “Interesting Facts About China”

  1. that’s not all that interesting and there is not at all that much facts but its OK i just copied and pasted it anyways but try and get more it good for knowledge
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  2. Chi Le Mei You – “Have you eaten?” is the most traditional Chinese greeting.

    Ice cream was invented in China in 2000 BC, by packing a milk and rice mixture in the snow. Marco Polo took the recipe of Ice Cream and Noodles back with him to Europe.

    Total Land Area of China is 9,596,960 Sq. Kms. It is the fourth largest Country in the World. Shanghai and Beijing are two of the largest and most populous cities in the world.

    At least 14 countries and 4 seas border China

    The population of China according to a July 2006 estimate is1,330,044,544
    . It is officially the most populated country in the world. The Chinese Government has adopted a “one child” policy in an effort to curb the high numbers. Unfortunately this also makes China one of the fastest aging countries .

    The Great Wall of China is also known as the “Ten Thousand Li Wall”, one Li is equal to 500 meters. The wall is over 1500 miles in length.

    The Chinese calendar is based on the Lunar Cycle . It is the oldest known calendar , originating in 2600 BC. It has twelve Zodiac signs. A complete cycle would take 60 years to complete.

  3. all tea originates in china…. for centuries china was the dominant economy in the world … until western colonisation and pilaging of resources made the whites richer ..and slavery made them even richer

  4. Actually China is the worlds most population country and their economical condition is also the same thats why their people are very intelligent on technology and they are creating some many types of interesting things. Yes in our technological markets available maximum 75% electrical items are made in china and those items are very cheap, but long lasting.

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