Friday, June 24, 2011

Things I learned this week

I learned that:
• China has 11 cities with more than 6 million people. Europe has only one (London).

• China's economy has grown 1000% in the last 30 years, and is on track to be the world's largest in five years.

• Due to China's one-child policy, its population will decline by 400 million by the next generation.

• China borders on 14 countries and 4 seas.

• China's Tiananmen Square is the world's biggest public gathering place.

• The Chinese language has over 20,000 characters. The average Chinese person learns only about 5,000 of these in a lifetime.
How about that?


  1. And China apparently is going to face a serious shortage of women in the not too distant future because so many couples abort unwanted female fetuses. Not good.

  2. One child policy never truly worked in the past, probably it will not work in near future