1. The population in China is 1.3397 billion on 1st November 2010.
92% of the populations are Han Chinese. The remainder is made up of about 56 minorities. China is officially defined as an atheistic country.
2. China is the fourth largest country in area with territory that extends over 9.6 million square kilometers. China has a land border 22,000 kilometers long and a sea border of 18,000 meters. China has over 6,500 islands.
3. China’s capital city is Beijing. China is divided into 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 central administrative authorities and 2 special administrative areas. Chong Qing is the biggest city in China with 82000 km2. It is about the same size as 2/3 of England. .
4. Mandarin is the official language and it has different dialects for example Cantonese. English is also spoken by some Chinese people, particularly the young, many of whom have a good command of the English language.
5. The flag of China was adopted on 1st October 1949.
The red of the Chinese flag symbolizes the communist revolution, and it's also the traditional color of the people. The large gold star represents communism, while the four smaller stars represent the social classes of the people. In addition, the five stars together reflect the importance placed on the number five in Chinese thought and history
6. The Great Wall of China was constructed in the 7th century BC by Qin Shihuangdi. Most of the Great Wall we see today was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The Great Wall was over 6,000 km (3,700 miles) long
7. Giant pandas live in a few mountain ranges in central China, in Sichuan, Shanxi, and Gansu provinces. They once lived in lowland areas, but farming, forest clearing, and other development now restrict giant pandas to the mountains. The giant panda is listed as endangered in the World Conservation Union's (IUCN's) Red List of Threatened Species. There are about 1,600 left in the wild. More than 300 pandas live...