March 15, 2023

Explore the Strange and Fascinating Culture of China

Nagesh Palkar

China is the most populous nation on Earth with around 1.3 billion people. One in every five people in the world is Chinese.

In Chinese mythology, a monster called “Nian” (“year”) comes out to eat people on New Year’s Eve.

Chinese people are the biggest travel spenders in the world. They spend US$260 billion every year.

“Chinese” fortune cookies were actually invented in San Francisco in the early 1900s.

China builds a new skyscraper every five days. In a year china builds at least 73 new skyscrapers.

Chinese brides wear red instead of white. Red is considered to be a lucky color in china.

Some of the bricks in the Great Wall of China are held together by rice flour.

Ketchup’s first incarnation was in China as a pickled fish sauce called ke-tsiap.

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