Today we have decided that we should increase your knowledge with the help of ten things that you should know about China. As always these would be interesting facts based on research, the sort of things general economic, social and political journals, magazines and articles won’t tell you and even if they would, the style would be totally different. Why China you might ask so we respond that China just recently celebrated its National day and therefore caught our attention. Also, it is the rising super power and we are scared and we are joking. So without further ado we present ten phenomenal things to know about China.
10. The Largest Nation in the World
The first interesting fact on our list of things to know about China is that the country is the largest nation in the world in respect of several things like economy, production etc. ! Not surprising enough? Ok how about the fact that China has the largest population in the world! Still not surprising enough? Well, did you know-it-alls know that 100 million people in China out of the entire population of around 1,400 million live on an expense that is less than one US dollar every single day? Ha! We got you now didn’t we?
9. Live and Death – Reincarnation
The next amazing thing to know about China is regarding life and death like the title says and more so about reincarnation. We mentioned in a previous article about America that most people over there believe in reincarnation. Well in China, if you want to reincarnate (as if it is your own choice or will) you need the Governments permission otherwise reincarnation is forbidden.
8. Time Zones
What is the size of China, do you guys have an idea? Well you can obviously Google it and find out that approximately, the size is 9,596,961 square kilometers and it is the third largest country in respect of size in this world. Despite this fact, did you know that the whole of China falls into just one time zone? They did initially have five time zones and that made total sense but they joined the time zones into one thereby resulting in sunrise around 10 am in some parts of the country. Wonder what office and school timings would be in that case! Well we are certainly sure that this must be news to you guys!
7. Ice-cream and Ketchup
The next thing on our list of things to know about China is related to Ice-cream and Ketchup. Despite the fact that the Chinese mostly use chopsticks to consume their food and that too around 45 billion chopsticks every year, Ice-cream and Ketchup were surprisingly invented in China. Ketchup was actually known as ke-tsiap and was supposed to be a sauce used with fish but later on the world came to know it as ketchup.
6. Social Media Ban
Here is another interesting bit of information that you should know about China if you plan to go live there or have plans to study there (which we would totally recommend sans some of the cons)! Social media sites like Facebook and social media avenues like Twitter along with and international news reporter “The New York Time” has been blocked in China since nearly six years now! Although no one is really clear as to the logical and legal reason for the government to ban the sites but the ban still persists.