China (Part 3)

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50  Amazing Facts China (Part 3) | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. It’s amazing that the August 2010 traffic jam near Beijing was over 100 km long and lasted for 12 days.
  2. Amazing fact is that there used to be fake Apple stores in China. Even the staff were convinced that they were working for Apple.
  3. Fact is by 2025, China intends to build 5 million new buildings with a total construction area of up to 400 million square meters. Of them 50,000 buildings will be skyscrapers, which will be equivalent to 10 New York cities.
  4. Google offers free legal download of music in China, in partnership with the largest record labels in the world (since 2009).
  5. Amazingly when McDonald’s first introduced drive throughs to China, the concept was so foreign that many people would pick up their food through the drive through, park their cars, and bring the food inside the restaurant to eat it.
  6. Fact is there is a counterfeit egg industry in China, and one person can make approximately 1500 of them per day.
  7. Chinese entrepreneurs rent out “traffic jam” stand-ins to wait in traffic for busy motorists who are whisked away by motorcyclists.
  8. Amazing fact is China has a Dwarf Theme Park called “Kingdom of the Little People” that employs over 100 Chinese dwarves to sing and dance . The 13,000 acre and US$115 million park also features tiny dogs and tiny fruit trees.
  9. Amazingly the first vending machine to sell live crabs debuted in 2010 in a subway station near Nanjing. The machine sells an average of 200 live crabs a day.
  10. Amazing fact is if a Beijing resident uses his all annual income to buy a house, then on average, he can only get about 1 square meter.
  11. in China, KFC has been the big winner. There are currently close to 3,200 KFC’s in mainland China.It opens nearly one new KFC in mainland China every day.
  12. Macau is the world’s top gambling destination, after overtaking Las Vegas in total gaming revenues in 2007. Gambling has been legal in Macau , known as the “Monte Carlo of the Orient” since 1847 and generates over 40% of Macau’s GDP.
  13. Amazingly a museum in Hebei Provence, China, was shut down earlier this year after the majority of its 40,000 artifacts and antiques were discovered to be fakes.
  14. China’s military is training 10,000 pigeons as part of a “”reserve pigeon army” to serve as a back-up communication system. Messenger pigeons have been used in China for more than a thousand years.
  15. During the 2008 Olympics, China employed 30 airplanes, 4,000 rocket launchers, and 7,000 anti-aircraft guns to stop rain by shooting various chemicals into any threatening clouds to shrink rain drops before they reached the stadium.
  16. China shut down nearby factories and ordered half the cars off the road to reduce pollution during the 2008 Olympics.
  17. Amazing fact is there´s a hugely popular reality show in China that interviews death row prisoners moments before their execution.
  18. All Disney characters were banned in China for 40 years.
  19. The average Chinese manufacturing worker makes less than US $1 an hour.
  20. China is the world’s number one exporter after taking the top spot from Germany in 2009.
  21. Amazingly China already consumes twice as much steel as the US, Europe and Japan combined.
  22. China is the world’s largest steel producer producing about 600 million metric tons of crude steel, which represents 47% of the world’s total output.
  23. China consumes 53% of the world’s cement, 48% of the iron ore and 47% coal.
  24. China is home to 20 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities.
  25. China is the world’s leader in wind power, after topping the U.S. in total installed wind capacity in 2010. Today, China accounts for 22% of the world’s total wind power capacity.
  26. Eighty percent, of the world’s toys, are made in China. 85 percent of artificial Christmas trees are also made in China.
  27. Amazing fact is China produces 95% of the world’s rare earth metals, which are critical in the manufacture of many high-tech products ranging from smartphones to smart bombs.
  28. China is also the world’s leading producer of aluminum, antimony, barite, coal, graphite,lead, tin, tungsten, and zinc.
  29. 70% of the world’s umbrellas are made in China.
  30. 60% of the world’s buttons are made in China.
  31. 72% of U.S. shoes were made in China.
  32. 50% of U.S. kitchen appliances are made in China.
  33. 1 in every 3 socks you have were made in the district of Datang in Zhuji, China, now known as “Sock City”.
  34. China has planted the biggest artificial forest in the world to stop the spread of the Gobi desert, and plans to expand it to 2,800 miles by 2074.
  35. China set up state-sanctioned protest zones for the 2008 Olympics and then arrested people who applied to use them.
  36. China’s economy grew 7 times as fast as America’s in the first decade of twenty first century.
  37. China is the world’s top producer of agricultural products by value, with total production of about US$540 billion.
  38. China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of rice.
  39. China is the world’s largest apple producer followed by the U.S. in second place and the world’s leading exporter of apple juice.
  40. Amazing fact is in 2008, China had only 649 km of high-speed railway. In three years, it now has nearly 8,400 km, which is four times as much as the next-largest network (Japan’s).
  41. 66% of the world’s 130 million bicycles made are in China.
  42. There are about 120 million electric bicycles in China up from a few thousand in the 1990s.
  43. Amazingly about 90% of the over 20 million electric bikes sold worldwide per year are in China.Chinese electric bikes can travel up to 30 miles an hour with a 50 mile range.
  44. China is now the world’s largest automobile producer and consumer. In 2010, China overtook the U.S. as the world’s largest auto market, ending more than a century of American dominance.
  45. In 2010, China also overtook Japan as the world’s top automaker and Germany as the world’s largest auto exporter.
  46. Amazingly breathing the air in Beijing has the same health risks as smoking 21 cigarettes a day.
  47. China owns over 25% of U.S. Treasury Bonds and is the largest creditor in the world holding more than $900 billion worth of U.S. Treasury bonds.
  48. China is responsible for 77% of pirated goods seized in the United States, with Hong Kong accountable for another 7%.
  49. About 86 % of all the pirated goods in the world originate in China.
  50. Amazing fact is China has built a new skyscraper every five days, more than 30 airports, metros in 25 cities, the three longest bridges in the world, more than 6,000 miles of high speed railway lines and 26,000 miles of motorway, all in 5 years.

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