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