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Ten fun facts about China

Fact 1:
One-fifth of the world's population lives in China.

Fact 2:
More bird species live in China than any other place in the world.

Fact 3:
The oldest tree in the world is the gingko.

Fact 4:
Gunpowder was first discovered in China where it was used to create fireworks.

Fact 5:
Paper was first invented in China in 105 AD.

Fact 6:
Fingerprinting was used in China in 700 A.D.

Fact 7:
The majority of Chinese drink polluted water.

Fact 8:
China averages 274 protests per day.

Fact 9:
China has cultivated tea for over 2000 years.

Fact 10:
China’s money is called renminbi meaning the peoples currency.

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Short about China

China is seen variously as an ancient civilization extending over a large area in East Asia.

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CIA The World Factbook

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