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?

2 comments:

  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.

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

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