25 Weird and Awesome Facts About China That You Probably Didn’t Know

25 Weird and Awesome Facts About China That You Probably Didn’t Know

Did you know?

Unlike American New Year, The Chinese New Year celebration lasts for 15 days.

Interesting, isn’t it?

With advanced technology, delicious food, traditional customs, culture, and skyscrapers, China is not only the most populous country but is also a country filled with some shocking facts that you need to know.

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25 Awesome and Weird facts about China that you need to know

1. While England is the birthplace of modern football, Tsu Chu, the game which later turned into football (soccer), was invented in China.

2. No country on Earth is growing as fast as China. 

As a matter of fact, the Chinese cities are transforming so fast that, on average, there is a new skyscraper somewhere in the country every five days.

3. Unlike the American New Year, the Chinese New Year is celebrated on the new moon between January 21 and February 20. So it differs from year to year.

Moreover, It lasts 15 days, which is too awesome to be true.

4. According to Elderly Rights Law, Grown children in China must visit their parents or potentially face fines or jail.

Considering the elders are being forgotten or put into rest-homes in most countries, this law looks necessary.

5. Despite being the 4rth biggest country, China only has a one-time zone, Standard Chinese time. This means that in the West of China, the sunrise can be as late as 10 AM!

And, when it’s 6 o’clock in the nation’s capital, it’s 6 o’clock almost 3,000 miles further west, in Kashgar.

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6. Put all of China’s railway lines, it can loop around the earth two times!

7. If you still think that the United States has the largest army in the world?

Then, think again because The mighty superpower country China has 2,183,000 personnel they can send to war if they have to.

That’s almost 1 million more than what the U.S Army has in active duty.

8. Silk, crossbow, the compass, paper, gun powder, and printing were all invented by the Chinese.

9. Half the world’s pigs are in China.

10. China has 698 billionaires, second only to the United States(724).

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11. Want to sit back, relax and watch some movies in the evening after a long day? No sir, YOU SIMPLY CAN NOT DO THAT.

Because In China, it’s required that EVERY TV channel broadcast a live 30-minute long news program that’s run by China Central television at 7 PM.

12. In late August, Reuters reported that there were 794.7 million cell phone subscribers in China, nearly two-and-a-half times the size of the entire U.S. population.

13. Paper money was invented in China.

14. In late September 2021, China fully banned Crypto.

15. As a matter of fact, Binance was initially based in China but later moved its headquarters out of China due to the Chinese government’s increasing regulation of cryptocurrency.

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16. China’s GDP has multiplied tenfold since 1978.

17. Despite being the world’s second-largest economy, More than 135 million people in China live on less than $1 a day.

18. Wang, Li, and Zhan are the most common surnames in China.
They make up about 21% of the total population, which means that one in every five people will have Wang, Li, or Zhan as their surname.

19. The color red is a sign of happiness, and that’s why it’s so frequently used in festival decorations.

20. About four million cats are eaten every year in China as a delicacy.

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21. The Great Wall of China was built over a period of 22 centuries.

It is 21,196.18km (13,170.6956 miles) long and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

22. Moreover, In the top 10 tallest buildings in the world, China holds positions 2nd4th7th8th9th, and 10th.

23. The sale of video game consoles was banned in the country in 2000 because the government thought that video games were bad for its youth.

But thankfully, people were still able to buy consoles through what’s known as the grey market.

And finally, in 2014, the 14-year ban was lifted.

24. Traffic Jams are a valid excuse if you are late to work in China as they could literally last days.

For instance, the China National Highway 110 traffic jam lasted for more than 10 days and stretched 100 kilometers. During this jam, companies had to suspend delivery trucks, and locals began to sell instant noodles and cigarettes on the side of the road.

25. In fact, Traffic jams are so bad that there a service that will come to your rescue on a motorbike with two people.

One to take your place in a traffic jam, and the other to whisk you away on the bike to your destination.

That’s it for this post guys, I hope you had fun while reading about 25 Amazing facts about China .

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And finally, I hope you have a great day.

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