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China facts
31 Facts about China


Autoslide every
100
million people in China live on less than US$1 per day.
China executes more than 4 times as many convicts as the rest of the world combined.
Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in early 1900 in San Francisco.
China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year.
Reincarnation
is forbidden in China
without
government permission.
Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times have been blocked in China since 2009.
The World's Biggest Mall,
located in China,
is 99% empty.
The World's First
Paper Money
was created in China
1,400 years ago.
In China, over
35 million people
still live in caves.
Nearly 700 million Chinese people
drink contaminated water.
The Sunrise in parts of China can
be as late as 10 AM because
the country joined its five
time zones into a single one.
Almost a third of San Francisco's air pollution comes from China.
78% of software installed in China in 2010 was pirated.
There's a bridge between mainland China and Macau, where cars switch from left to right hand drive and vice versa.
Every 30 seconds, a baby is born with a birth defect in China.
1 in every 3 socks you have were made in the district of Datang in Zhuji, China, now known as "Sock City".
Every year, about a million girl foetuses are aborted and tens of thousands of girl babies are abandoned in China because of the country's one-child policy.
Table tennis is China's national sport.
The PlayStation is illegal in China.
If Walmart were a country, it would be China's sixth-largest export market.
By 2020, China could have between 30 million and 40 million men who cannot find wives.
In China, it is mandatory that cosmetic products are tested on animals, while in Europe it's prohibited.
In China, you can major in Bra Studies.
A new skyscraper is built in China every five days.
The word 'censorship' is censored in China.
China has treatment camps for Internet addicts.
More people go to church on Sunday in China than in the whole of Europe.
Dyeing pets to look like other wild animals is a trend in China.
71%
of people in China measure success by the things they own, making it the world's most materialistic country.
Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in China as a delicacy.
In 1973, China proposed to give 10 million Chinese women to the U.S. to boost the U.S. population.
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