30 Cool Facts About China

Have you ever heard of this word, China? Probably yes, but if someone asks you to arouse their interest by telling you about China, then can you? Well, we do believe you can. But can WG Blogs do that? All of your questions will surely be answered till the end of this article.

So What Is China:

China officially the people’s Republic of China (PRC) is a country in East Asia and is the world’s most populated country ranging up to 1.404 billion in 2017. 

In terms of area, it is probably the third largest country with around 9,600,000 squares kilometre (3,700,000) sq ml. 

 It is a communist country which does not have democracy but like Russia, it has autonomous regions within the country. 

Brief History Of China:

 China was charted mainly by legends and prehistoric evidence.  

The ancient China era was c. 1600–221 BC. The imperial era is 221 BC – 1912 AD, from China’s unification under Qin rule until the end of the Qing Dynasty, the Republic of China era was from 1912 until 1949, and the modern China era from 1949 until today.

Possibly the first dynasty in ancient China, it’s generally believed that the Xia Dynasty consisted of several clans living along the Yellow River. Most of the evidence for the Xia Dynasty, including its name, is perhaps just the legend.  

There was a Bronze Age Yellow, River Civilization, at this time at Erlitou in Henan; however, artefacts don’t show conclusively that it was surely the Xia Dynasty of later writings.

Later traditional Chinese philosophies such as Confucianism and Daoism, developed in the feudal Zhou era as China expanded in terms of population and territory. Ancient China finally fractured into warring kingdoms for 200 years, and its reunification started the imperial China age.

 Afterwards came the Shang dynasty (c.1600-1046BC) and then Zhou dynasty (1045-221BC). Imperial China then was followed by Qin and Han dynasties after which came China’s Dark ages (220-581). This then by Sui Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Song Dynasty, Yuan dynasty and then by certain final dynasties.

Landscape Of China:

China’s landscape is very diverse, ranging from mountains, deserts and coasts to the highest ranges all around the world. The territory of China lies between 18 degrees and 54 degrees North, and longitudes 73 degrees and 135 degrees East. 

In the east, there are wide and dense alluvial plains, while on the edges of the Inner Mongolian plateau in the north, broad grassland predominates. Southern China is mostly hills and low mountain ranges. 

Facts About China:

  • Over the past decade, China’s economy has boosted by 316%, 7 times faster than that of the United States.
  • The national colours of China are red and yellow.
  •  China’s poverty alleviation program is not only a domestic programme but also an international policy. It has positively impacted many developing countries all around the world. 

The Chinese government has provided about 400 billion yuan ($59 billion) in aid, which has benefitted 166 nations and international organisations.  

Moreover, more than 600,000 aid workers were sent overseas to contribute to the poverty-reduction efforts. China has also pledged $2 billion to the Assistance Fund for South-South Cooperation in order to help/aid developing countries to reach the U.N’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

  •  Sock City, which is located in China’s Datang district, produces 8 billion pairs of socks every year. That is roughly 2 pairs of socks per person on the entire planet.
  •  The complete length of China’s railway system is 93,000 kilometres. This could cover the entire Earth twice, the circumference of which is 40,075 kilometres!
  • While going to the dentist is somewhat dreaded in the United States, the Chinese celebrate “Love Your Teeth Day” every September 20th. This holiday derives from ancient times when the Chinese would wrap painful teeth with parchment containing prayers in an attempt to remedy the pain.
  • Over the past years, China has developed significant relations with various countries such as Pakistan which has strengthened China’s place over the world.
  • The Great Wall of China, which can be seen from outer space, was built some 2,500 years ago and is a total of about 5,000 kilometres long. That’s about 3,106 miles!
  • Chinese people go through nearly 50 billion chopsticks per year.
  • There are almost 200 protest /day in China.
  • In China, it’s required that Every TV channel broadcast a live 30-minute long news program that is carried by China Central television.
  • China’s government features first-rate forums and events, which highlight the latest market trends and technologies.
  • Chinese writing has almost 50,000 characters although only 20,000 are used today.
  •  Written Chinese is around 3000 years old!
  • English words such as brainwashing, tea and tycoon came from the Chinese language.
  • It is said that worlds most optimistic inventors are Chinese.
  • The Internet Police employs 30,000 agents who investigate individuals who post information online that may be offensive to the Chinese government and officials also. 

This kind of information may include rumours as well as state secrets, as well as material that brings down Chinese morale and its reputation, according to CNN.

  • In 2014, a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts found that China led the world in clean energy investments, attracting around $54.2 billion market to its energy sector and investing a total of $53.3 billion in wind and solar power to reduce its dependence on coal power in the long term as coal is increasingly running out. 

On the other hand wind and solar energy, sectors are renewable.

  • Five styles of Chinese calligraphy include Zuan, Li, Tsao, Hsin and Kai. With all, the palm may not touch the brush, which is held vertically to the paper.
  • The Great Wall of China took over 2 thousand years to complete, well that’s really a huge time span.
  • It’s difficult to inform about the exact length of the Great Wall ever built in ancient China. Experts say that the Wall was 5,500 miles long.
  • The 14 countries with which China forms the border are Korea, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.
  • The average life expectancy was 71.8 years in 2002, having risen from 35 years on the eve of Liberation in 1949.
  • One of the foremost reasons for the robust economic growth for China is the economic reforms that came about in 1978. The World Bank stated that China’s economy grew from 150 billion (1978) to 12.245 billion (2017).
  • China is recognised throughout the world due to its distinct and unique nuclear weapons and is also known for the second-largest defence budget throughout the world.
  • Chinese are behind inventions such as printing, paper-making and compass.
  • Chinese companies such as Huawei and Lenovo are well known throughout the world, making China play an important role in telecommunications and computers made in China are considered the best around the World.
  • In 2018, China launched the most satellites than any country.China-35 , USA-30
  • China has the most active cell phones than any country. It has the largest broadband and internet users and almost all Chinese have access to 4G internet.
  • There were around 229 airports in 2017, with almost 240 planned by 2020. More than two-thirds of the airports under construction worldwide in 2013 were in China and Boeing expects that China’s fleet of active commercial aircraft in China will expand from 1,910 in 2011 to 5,980 in 2031. In just five years—from 2013 to 2018—China bought 1000 planes from Boeing. 

With rapid expansion in civil aviation, the largest airports in China have also joined the ranks of the busiest around the world. In 2018, Beijing’s Capital Airport ranked second in the world by passenger amount. From 2010, the Hong Kong International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport have been marked as the first and third in air cargo tonnage.

  • Chinese people are known throughout the world for their polite and good attitudes as it matters a lot in China. Something really good to know, isn’t it?
  • Likewise other countries, there are certain military/sensitive areas where picture taking is restricted/prohibited. These areas are clearly marked. 

FAQ’S:

Q: The Asian country in which the Cultural Revolution takes place in the 1960s?

Ans: China.

Q: In what country did India ink originate?

Ans: China.

Q: Translated as The People’s Daily, in what country is this a major seller?

Ans:  In China.

Q: On the Chinese flag, what is the main colour component?

Ans: It is Red.

Q: During the Cultural revolution almost every Chinese citizen had a copy of Mao Zedong’s what known thing?

Ans: The Little Red Book. 

Q: In February of 1979, what country did 300,000 Chinese troops invade?

A: Vietnam.

Q: Who did Apple remove from its “Think Different” ad campaign in Hong Kong, so it didn’t offend China?

Ans: The Dalai Lama.

Q: Should the US see China as a partner or a threat?

 Ans: The America and China relationship is broad, deep and difficult to understand. 

The countries have certain important economic disputes. U.S. politicians decried China’s recent devaluation of its currency — through China claimed the move was actually directed at reforming the way it manages its currency, in line with international recommendations, leading to a difference in views between the US and China. 

China’s stronghold on state control on religion, the press and democracy rankle Americans. 

Overall, the countries have basic differences over how much a government should interfere in a society. However, China had helped the U.S. efforts on nuclear non-proliferation in Iran and North Korea. 

The countries have cooperated on counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East and Central Asia, and fighting pirates around the coast of Africa. China aided the US with the Ebola outbreak in Africa as well, a positive point as well.

Q: Tell how much the Chinese economy is slowing?

Ans: Labor-intensive manufacturing is losing competitiveness as wages have increased. Demand for big-ticket items is weakening at home and overseas as well. The reports of unpaid furloughs and reverse migration from cities to the countryside have also been received. 

 China’s central bank seems optimistic that the softness of the economy is temporary and exaggerated by pessimistic observers, both domestic and foreign. “China’s economy is in its wintertime. It may belong. It may be short,” so say some. 

Conclusion:

The article not only covered facts about China but also answered queries of its visitors by answering the question and arousing their interests with interesting information. With this, the topic of Facts About China concludes. Thanks a lot for reading!

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