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chinaPeople’s republic of China is the world’s most populous country, population over 1.37 billion

Second largest state by land areas Capital is Beijing

Dialling Code +86

Table Tennis is China’s national sport

World’s largest standing army and second largest Defense budget

100 million people in china live on less than US$1 per day

China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year

World’s largest exporter and Second largest importer of goods

Over 35 million people still live in Caves

The sunrise in parts of China can be as late as 10AM because the country joined it’s five time zones into a single one

Every 30 seconds a baby is born with a birth defect

Play station is illegal in China

By 2020, china could have between 30 million and 40 million men who cannot find wives

China has treatment camps for internet addicts

Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in china

Half of all the world’s pigs live in China

The first recorded use of Marijuana was in China, over 4700 years ago

20 million 20 years old trees are cut down in China every year to make chopsticks

All pandas in the world are on loan from china

Facebook has 95 million users in China despite being blocked

Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times have been blocked in china since 2009

Largest population of Buddhists, approximately 244 million or 18.2% of its total population

World’s largest producer of cigarettes is a company owned by the Chinese government

China is the world’s largest consumer of red wine

Three surnames Wang, Li and Zhang make up for 21% of the Chinese population

Chinese students can get 7 years in jail for cheating on exams

1 in every 3 socks you have were made in the district of Datang in Zhuji, China, now known as “Socks City”

Shyamika Jayaneththige,
Department of Mass Communication,
University of Kelaniya.


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