Top 10 China factsChina quiz
Which number is considered unlucky in East Asia?
4. Words "four" and "Death" have very similar pronunciation in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese. In East Asia many buildings do not have a 4th floor. Some high-rise residential buildings omit all floor numbers with "4", e.g., 4, 14, 24, 34 and all 40–49 floors.
Where is karate from?
Ryukyu Kingdom. Karate developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (today Japanese) under the influence of Chinese martial arts. The Ryukyu Kingdom was an independent kingdom from the 15th to 19th century, and despite its small size, the kingdom played a central role in the maritime trade networks of medieval East Asia. Until the 19th century, it has had much more in common with China, than with Japan.
Which European country was a close ally of the People's Republic of China in the 1960s?
Albania was a communist country which decided to stand on the Chinese side during the Soviet-Chinese split. Afterwards, relations between both countries improved greatly. Albanian newspapers were reprinted in Chinese newspapers and read on Chinese radio. Albania led the movement to give the People's Republic of China a seat in the UN, replacing the Republic of China's (Taiwan) seat in 1971.
When was the One-Child Policy introduced in China?
1979. The One-Child Policy was implemented in China in 1979, which limited most Han Chinese couples to having only at most one child. Couples who do not abide by this law would have to pay fines or be forced to go for abortion.
Whose quotations are contained in the famous "Little Red Book"?
Mao Tse-Tung. In 1966, all regions across China were ordered to build hundreds of new printing houses to publish the "Quotations of Chairman Mao Tse-Tung". The most popular versions were printed in small sizes that could be easily carried and were bound in bright red covers, becoming commonly known in the West as the Little Red Book. The book was printed in about 1 billion copies, which makes its second only to the Holy Bible.
The brown and white color of Panda is:
Subspecies feature. Qinling Panda - Ailuropoda melanoleuca qinlingensis is the only subspecies of the giant Panda. Brown and white Qinling Pandas they are usually smaller and live only in the mountains Qinling in Shaanxi province. There have been only 7 documented brown Pandas in the last 25 years, among about 300 Qinling Pandas living in the wild.
Which actor is banned from entering China?
Brad Pitt. As the 'Seven years in Tibet' film was being released, it was condemned by the government of the People's Republic of China, stating that Communist Chinese military officers were intentionally shown as impolite, brutal and arrogant. Director Jean-Jacques Annaud and stars Brad Pitt and David Thewlis were banned from ever entering China. However, in 2012 Annaud has chaired the jury of the Shanghai Film Festival, so it is not clear how serious this ban is.
Dairy is not popular in China. What is the main reason for this?
The Chinese do not tolerate lactose. The digestive capacity of lactose disappears in 95% of Chinese after the end of infancy.This is a typical process for all mammals, the white race is an exception.
What is the profession of the man on the photo?
The Fisherman. Fishing with cormorants is a very old and popular practice in Japan and China. Today more oriented towards tourism. In Gifu, Japan, Japanese cormorant (P. capillatus) is used; Chinese fishermen often use the big cormorants (P. carbo). Anthracnose (anhinga), related to cormorants, are also used for this fishing technique.