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Nihao !. - Modern China through facts and images. Modern China. Did you know that, … China is the fourth largest country in the world, only slightly smaller than USA? …with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the most populous country in the world?

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Nihao!

- Modern China through facts and images

modern china
Modern China

Did you know that,

… China is the fourth largest country in the world, only slightly smaller than USA?

…with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the most populous country in the world?

…. Its capital city is Beijing is NOT the largest city?

… the literacy rate is 95.9%?

…has the largest number of Internet users?

…AND Facebook is blocked in China!

(Some people find ways around this though…

chinese people
Chinese People

Did you know that,

... in China, a person’s family name comes first, followed by the first name. There is no middle name.

… the main ethnic groups are Han Chinese, Zhuang, Uighir, Hui, Tibetan, Manchu and Mongol.

… the three most popular Chinese family names are Li, Zhang, and Wang.

… an average male lives to 73 years? (An average woman lives till 76!)

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Tibetan

Manchu

Miao

Mongols

Hui

Yao

chinese culture
Chinese Culture

Did you know that,

… the Chinese have had a written language for more than 3000 years?

… the official language is Mandarin?

… the Chinese New Year is the first day of the lunar calendar based on the cycles of the moon?

… China is the homeland of tea, and its cultivation dates back two thousand years?

chinese economy
Chinese Economy

Did you know that,

… the official currency is called renminbi, meaning the people’s currency. The basic unit is the yuan.

… by 2030, China would add more new city dwellers than the entire US population.

… is one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

… China’s GDP(Gross Domestic Product) will overtake the US’ by the early 2020’s.

chinese government
Chinese Government

Did you know that,

… China has had a Communist government since 1949, after the People’s revolution happened?

… the president of China is HuJintao?

… the Chinese military is called the People’s Liberation Army?

… Giant pandas are a national treasure in China. There are about 1,600 pandas living in the wild today.

bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://www.mapsofworld.com/china/china-facts.html
  • http://www.ou.edu/wltkids/Pdf_files_China/Jan06China2Facts.pdf
  • http://www.miaoupg.com/facts.htm
  • http://www.globaled.org/curriculum/china/ethnic.htm
  • http://www.businessinsider.com/15-facts-about-china-that-will-blow-your-mind-2010