China is the single most populous country and one of the largest countries in the world. The country is so diverse that it makes for a long list of interesting facts that can go on and on. From its ancient ancient civilization to its breathtaking sites, unique culture and traditions - you will learn all these fun facts about China here.
till the end to know 29 fun facts about China that you probably didn't know!
1) china is officially acknowledged as the People's Republic of China.
2) As of September 2020, China is the most populous country in the world with over 1.4 billion people (1,439,323,776). It is based on the Worldometer detail of the latest United Nations data
3) Mandarin is not only the language of China. There are other languages such as Yue, Wu, Minbei, Minnan, Xiang, Gan and Hakka. Some regions of China have their own dialects.
4) China is considered a "coconut culture". Chinese people present a rocky, formal exterior, but they are actually just as warm and welcoming as other cultures. Closer friendships and ties are acquired over time in China than in Western countries.
5) Family members living in one house are a reflection of Chinese success. Elders are highly respected in China. The younger generation is also expected to take care of their elderly family members. They even have an elder’s rights law!
6) Most Chinese people remember wars fought at home. History is so deeply embedded in their education system that their Gen Z population also knows Chinese history so well.
7) Fortune cookies did not originate in China (it was invented in San Francisco) and are not a traditional Chinese custom. This is contrary to the thinking of many Westerners.
8) Put all the railway lines of China, it can go round the earth twice!
9) Chinese New Year celebration lasts for 15 days! It is the biggest holiday in China, usually celebrated in January or February. New Year is more popular than Christmas in China. But here's another interesting fact: Many countries of the world also celebrate Chinese New Year.
10) In China, one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac is named each year: rat, bull, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. 2022 is the year of the tiger.
11) The Bailong lift in the Wulingyuan area of Zhangjiajie, China, can take visitors to the edge of a cliff as high as 300 metres. This lift is the heaviest and tallest outdoor lift in the world.
12) China is a multi-religious country. Due to its large population, many world religions have followed there. However, most Chinese generally follow Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism
13) Along with Italy, China has the largest number of UNESCO sites in the world. The most visited UNESCO sites in China include: the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Great Wall of China, the Summer Palace in Beijing, and the Temple of Heaven and the world-famous Terracotta Army in Beijing.
14) Talking about UNESCO sites in China, Beijing's Forbidden City has a total of 9,000 rooms. It is one of the largest and oldest royal palaces in the world.
15) Despite its enormous size, China surprisingly only has one time zone. Everyone is using official Beijing time.
16) Every panda living in the whole world is from China...except two! Only two pandas in the world that are not related to China live at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, Mexico. The Mexican pandas are named Xin Xin and Shuan Shuan, but they are not related to China.
All pandas in every other country are on loan from China. In China, all pandas are found in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan.
17) Pandas eat all day long. They eat food for about 10 to 16 hours a day. Despite being from the bear family, they do not hibernate.
18) The Chinese are the world's largest travel spender. They spend US$260 billion each year, which is wice what American travellers spend.
19) Ancient Chinese medicine discovered blood only 2,000 years before the announcement of European scientist William Harvey in 1628.
20) Ice cream was invented 4,000 years ago in China. The Chinese then combined milk, rice mixture, and ice to make a delicious dessert.
21) Chinese people avoid using or mentioning the number "4" because it is associated with death.
22) No, football was not invented in Europe. The first recorded information about the game was in China over 2,200 years ago. The ancient Chinese people made the world's first soccer ball made of leather. The ball was filled with feathers and hair and the game was originally called 'tsu' chu, meaning 'kicking ball'.
23) China set up a new skyscraper every five days. There is no country in the world which is developing as fast as China. China builds at least 73 new skyscrapers a year.
24) In China, you should not eat the same food twice. Every region of the country has its own cuisine, distinctive taste and cuisine. Additionally, Chinese food is almost always served fresh.
25) Chopsticks were not initially used for cooking and eating.
26) Ketchup is known as an American spice, however, its origin is something other than American. Ketchup comes from the Hokkien Chinese word, "kê-tsiap", which is the name of a sauce that is derived from fermented fish.
27) Unlike brides all over the world, Chinese brides wear red instead of white. In China, red is recognized as the lucky colour.
28) It took 37 years to build the Terracotta Army in Xi'an China. It contains 8,000 clay soldiers built to guard the tomb of an emperor.
29) China is home to world-class universities. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, released last Wednesday, September 2, 7 Chinese universities were included in the top 200 universities in the world. Chinese universities are Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University, China University of Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Nanjing University.
The world's second largest economy is set to become the most powerful in the next 10 years. China's growing economy has fueled its trade and investment partnerships with other countries around the world, and as a result, it has become one of the largest markets for foreign direct investment. It is an attractive market for business, but it can be challenging to enter due to complex laws and regulations. If you are interested in learning more about this country and how you can get involved, please fill out our contact form below so we can provide you with all of the details!
The only country that has seen more growth in GDP than China over the past few decades is India. It is also home to the largest population of 1.3 billion people and has been a leader in many areas, including artificial intelligence, robotics, space exploration, and more. If you are looking for some facts about China that you might not know, then check out our blog post here!