10 Interesting Facts about China that Differ China from Rest of the Countries in the World

facts about china

China, A country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.4 billion, covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area. And to know more....

Here's the list of 10 Interesting Facts about China that Differ China from Rest of the Countries in the World:

1. The Inventions

China is home of the great inventions. They invented things, long before the rest of the world. The inventions are so much popular in today's world that without some of which you can't even imagine your life. Here is the some of great inventions by chinese:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Money
  • Compass
  • Gun Powder
  • Silk
  • Alcohol Fermentation

2. The Fastest Train in the World

Shanghai maglev

Yes, China has fastest bullet train in the world and fastest legal way to travel on land. The train "Shanghai Maglev" has a speed of 268 mph (431 km/h).

3. Largest No. of Skyscrappers in the World

Skyscrapers china

Hong Kong, China has 317 skyscrapers more than of NYC with 257 skyscrapers. By 2025 China will have built 40,000,0002 metres of new skyscrapers, equivalent to 10 NYC.

5. China has its own Google, Amazon, Whatsapp...

About 10,000 websites are banned in Mainland China under the country's Internet censorship policy, In which most popular websites like Google, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and many others are banned in China. So that the chinese companies like Baidu, qq, tik tok, wechat can replace google, Instagram and whatsapp.

6. World's Biggest Market of Fake Products

Over 50% of the world's fake goods originate from China. China's Counterfeit Market is so big that authorities are struggling to control it. They're also aware that it becomes economy of it's own with many jobs relying on it so it's unlikely to be shut down entirely

7. The Terrocato Army was Found by Mistake

The Terracotta Army

One of the most famous architectural discoveries The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. The Terracotta Army was discovered in 1974 by farmers digging a water well turns out the most extravagant funerals ever.

8. The Forbidden City was Actually Forbidden for Commoners

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 72 hectares (over 180 acres). The Chinese imperial palace was the Beijing home of The Emperor pf the China from 1420 to 1912. Now a Museum is open to the public and not particularly forbidden anymore.

9. China Only has One Time Zone

However enormous it is, all of China uses one time zone, whereas continental USA is about same size as china but has four time zone.

10. Chopsticks were used for Cooking, not Eating.

The main idea behind Chopsticks was, that the need to conserve fuel during cooking, the Chinese chopped their food into small pieces eliminating the need for knives and thus the chopsticks were born.