People can talk a lot about the country they live in. But it is common to have a completely different understanding of other countries. Therefore, the following facts about our southern neighbor China may seem impossible.
1. More than a million people in China live on one dollar a day. 2. It executes four times more people per day than any other country. 3. 30 million people live in the caves of Yaodong Gorge. That’s more than the population of Australia. 4. The Chinese offered 10 million women to America in 1973 to prevent a gender crisis. 5. The longest traffic jam in the world happened in Shanghai. The cars were stuck in a 99 km stretch for 12 days. 6. The police are using geese instead of dogs. In addition to the sharp sight of geese, they use very cruel and fierce behavior.
7. In order to keep the heads of soldiers standing in a festive parade, pins are stuck in the hem of their kitels. 8. There is no official religion in China. But there are 54 million people who practice Christianity. 9. This country is famous for its air pollution. But 1/3 of those wastes cross the Pacific Ocean and pollute the air in cities like San Francisco. 10. Every year, the Chinese slaughter four million cats for food. 11. Beijing’s air pollution is equivalent to a person smoking 21 cigarettes a day. 12. Thanks to the famous Google’s close cooperation with the world’s record labels, the Chinese are provided with the conditions to listen to music at no cost. 13. Future policemen have to throw their hands at exactly the same height when walking, so during training, they put a rope stretched between two poles as a limit.