1. China is the world's most populous country, with over 1.38 billion people, and the second-largest country by land area.
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  2. China has the world's largest standing army and second-largest defense budget.
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  3. 100
    million people in China live on less than US$1 per day.
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  4. China executes the death penalty more than 4 times as the rest of the world combined.
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  5. China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year.
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  6. China is the world's largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods.
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  7. In China, over
    35 million people
    still live in caves.
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  8. Nearly 700 million Chinese people
    drink contaminated water.
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  9. Almost a third of San Francisco's air pollution comes from China.
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  10. 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.
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  11. 78% of software installed in China in 2010 was pirated.
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  12. There's a bridge between mainland China and Macau, where cars switch from left to right-hand drive and vice versa.
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  13. Every 30 seconds, a baby is born with a birth defect in China.
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  14. 1 in every 3 socks you have were made in the district of Datang in Zhuji, China, now known as "Sock City".
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  15. Every year, about a million girl fetuses are aborted and tens of thousands of girl babies are abandoned in China because of their one-child policy.
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  16. Table tennis is China's national sport.
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  17. The PlayStation is illegal in China.
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  18. If Walmart were a country, it would be China's sixth-largest export market.
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  19. By 2020, China could have between 30 million and 40 million men who cannot find wives.
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  20. In China, it is mandatory that cosmetic products are tested on animals while in Europe it's prohibited.
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  21. In China, you can major in Bra Studies.
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  22. A new skyscraper is built in China every five days.
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  23. The word 'censorship' is censored in China.
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  24. China has treatment camps for Internet addicts.
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  25. More people go to church on Sunday in China than in the whole of Europe.
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  26. Dyeing pets to look like other wild animals is a trend in China.
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  27. 71%
    of people in China measure success by the things they own, making it the world's most materialistic country.
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  28. Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in China as a delicacy.
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  29. In 1973, China proposed to give 10 million Chinese women to the U.S. to boost the U.S. population.
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  30. Company executives in China can get sentenced to death for committing fraud.
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  31. China used more cement in 3 years (2011 to 2013) than the U.S. used in the entire 20th century.
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  32. In 2013, a Zoo in China angered visitors by trying to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as a lion.
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  33. Half of all the world's pigs live in China.
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  34. The groundwater of 90% of Chinese cities is polluted.
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  35. Rich people in China hire body doubles to serve their prison sentence.
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  36. When a baby Panda is born, it's shipped by FedEx to China to help expand the gene pool.
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  37. China has 4 megacities of over 10 million people, the most of any country.
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  38. China Overtook The U.S. As The World's Largest Economy in 2014.
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  39. In China, it's illegal to use a wordplay or a pun in advertising or on television.
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  40. The first recorded use of Marijuana was in China, over 4700 years ago.
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  41. At least 20 million people died during the Taiping Rebellion in China, led by a man who claimed to be the brother of Jesus, and who attempted to impose a theocracy based on his interpretation of Christianity.
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  42. 20 million 20-year-old trees are cut down in China every year to make chopsticks.
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  43. In China, women who remain unmarried in their late 20s and beyond are called "Sheng nu" which means "leftover women."
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  44. Air pollution in China increases snowfall in California.
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  45. 103
    countries have abolished the death penalty. Notable exceptions include the U.S., Japan and China.
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  46. Just 7% of people in China are religious, making it the least religious country in world. Thailand has the most with 94%.
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  47. All pandas in the world are on loan from China.
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  48. Facebook has 95 million users in China despite being blocked.
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  49. China has mobile "execution vans" to enforce the death penalty without moving to a proper execution ground.
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  50. If you could dig a deep enough hole in China
    you would end up in Argentina or Chile.
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  51. The Vatican does not recognize the People's Republic of China as a legitimate state of China.
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  52. It is estimated that about 600,000 people die in China each year from issues related to overwork.
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  53. In China, there is an "Elderly Rights" law which makes it illegal for anyone who has parents over 60 not to visit them regularly.
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  54. Brad Pitt was banned from China for his role in the movie "7 Years in Tibet."
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  55. The 1556 Shaanxi earthquake in China was the deadliest earthquake on record with 830,000 deaths.
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  56. Cockroaches are served fried in China, Thailand and other Asian countries.
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  57. Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in early 1900 in San Francisco.
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  58. Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times have been blocked in China since 2009.
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  59. Villagers in central China have long been using dinosaur bones as medicine, thinking they were from dragons.
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  60. In China, human trafficking is punished with the death penalty.
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  61. China's "SkyCity", planned in 2013 to be the tallest building in the world with a record-breaking construction time of just 90 days, is now a massive fish pond.
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  62. China is the country with the largest population of Buddhists, approximately 244 million or 18.2% of its total population.
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  63. The world's largest producer of cigarettes is a company owned by the Chinese government.
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  64. Legends say China began in a great flood, some 4,000 years ago. Scientists found geological evidence that the flood was real.
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  65. Currency shaped like knives was in circulation in China from 770 to 220 BC.
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  66. More than a quarter century after the Tiananmen Square massacre, Chinese authorities still censor information about it.
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  67. In 2013, female stockings covered in fake male hair became a fashion hit in China as a way to deter unwanted male attention.
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  68. In China, some families pay for "ghost marriages," employing a matchmaker to help find a suitable spouse for their deceased loved ones.
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  69. In 2015, a Chinese billionaire bought a US$170 million painting by with his credit card so he could use the points for free airfare.
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  70. Inhabitants of the Chinese town of Liqian have blond hair and white skin. Historians have speculated they are the descendants of a lost Roman settlement.
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  71. Female students in China outperform men to such an extent that some universities have introduced a male quota.
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  72. China is the world's largest consumer of red wine.
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  73. There are 93 million Wangs in China, is the most popular name in the country.
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  74. Most of the tallest buildings in the world are in China.
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  75. Chinese students can get 7 years in jail for cheating on exams.
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  76. In 2015 a Chinese woman who was missing for a decade and presumed dead was found living in an internet cafe after playing games for 10 years.
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  77. One-third of Chinese women have never heard of tampons.
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  78. The most comprehensive pure linguistic Chinese-language dictionary, records more than 23,000 head Chinese characters and gives over 370,000 definitions.
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  79. With 190 billionaires and more than two million millionaires, China tags just behind the U.S. in number of high-net-worth individuals.
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  80. Chinese scientist Tong Dizhou cloned the first fish in the 1960s, but the Maoist government forced him to abandon his research and become a janitor during the Cultural Revolution.
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  81. In 2005, the creator of China's biggest porn website was sentenced to life in prison.
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  82. 20 robots work at the Robot Restaurant in Harbin, China. They can deliver food, cook, usher and entertain diners.
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  83. In Hong Kong, more than 300,000 domestic helpers – mostly Filipina and Indonesian women – work up to 18-hour days, 6 days a week, for just HK$4,310 (US$ 555) a month.
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  84. No one has ever gotten a perfect score on the gaokao, the 9-hour Chinese college entrance exam.
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  85. Around 200 BCE, the Western Han Dynasty used a lottery to pay for repairs to and expansion of the Great Wall.
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  86. In Beijing, one million people live underground in basements and air raid shelters.
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  87. Three surnames, Wang, Li and Zhang, make up for 21% of the Chinese population.
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  88. Speed bumps were installed to slow down pedestrians at a historic site in East China.
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  89. Beijing is the world's most expensive city for renters: a house rent is, on average, 1.2 times higher than the average salary, according to a 2016 report.
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  90. One-third of the population of China can't speak Mandarin, the country's official language.
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  91. If they were countries, the Chinese provinces of Guangdong, Shandong, Henan, Sichuan and Jiangsu would be among the world's 20 most populous.
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  92. There is a common Chinese idiom that states, "The ugly wife is a treasure at home."
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  93. Rock Paper Scissors was invented in China, but popularized in Japan, where it's called "Janken."
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  94. There are about 459 "cancer villages" in China, small communities near polluting factories where cancer rates have soared far above the national average.
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  95. The Chinese Government controls the central heating for every home in Beijing.
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  96. The Chinese are the single biggest source of global tourism income.
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  97. The Chinese name for Winnie the Pooh was blocked on Chinese social media sites because people have been comparing the bear to China's President Xi Jinping.
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  98. China invests more each year in renewable power than any other country on earth.
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  99. In China, 171,000 people perished in 1975 due to the collapse of the Banqiao Dam, an event hidden from the world until 2005.
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  100. China gets a new billionaire every 5 days.
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  101. 90% of Chinese teenagers and young adults suffer from myopia (short-sightedness).
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  102. Canals are a Chinese invention – the Grand Canal of China is 1,103 miles long and was started in 486 BC.
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