-China has 1. 3 billion people, a little over 20 percent of the world’s population. – The capitol city is Beijing and I have been there myself. China is the fourth largest country in the world. Only Russia, Canada and USA are larger. – The Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure found anywhere in the world. The main reason for making the wall was to protect themselves against the Mongols. The wall is around 5. 500 miles long. Giant pandas are a national treasure in China.
There are about 1 thousand 6 hundred pandas living in the wild today. – The biggest mountain in china is Mount Everest, which is located right on the border between Nepal and China. – In China, a person’s family name comes first, followed by the first name. There is no middle name. – – In 2008, China hosted the Olympic Games. This is the most expensive event that has been done worldwide. Mandarin Chinese is the primary language, and is spoken by more than 70 percent of the population. – Mao Zedong is well known in China.
He introduced the communism. When I was in China, I went to his “grave”. It was disgusting to see a dead man, but the worst thing was that so many people would see him 40 years after his death. – China has an exciting history that no other country can match. The culture is very different than here, but I recommend going there.