The People's Republic of China (PRC) is located on the western coast of the Pacific Ocean, in Central and East Asia.
On a territorial basis, it ranks fourth after Russia, Canada and the United States, that is, the area of the entire territory of the PRC is 9561 thousand square meters. km.
In terms of population, China ranks first among other countries in the world. It is home to over 1.3 billion people, most of whom are indigenous Chinese.
The capital of the PRC is Beijing, the state language is Chinese, and the currency is the yuan. Religious trends are mainly Cofucianism and Buddhism, but there are also Muslims and Christians. The highest mountain in the world - Everest (Chomolungma) - is also located here.
There is an edible rice paper in China. Paper is too strong a word. It would be more correct to say - rice noodles, which are rolled out in a thin sheet. In preparation, it is used, for example, as small envelopes for minced meat.
When preparing tea, try not to bring the water to a boil, as boiling water becomes spoiled for tea. China is famous for its ancient tea traditions, and the Chinese are very proud of it. It is believed that unhealthy chemical elements are formed in boiled water, therefore, ideal for tea is water, in which small bubbles appear, and it is not yet boiling at full speed.
Every Chinese menu contains a dish made from different animals (cats, dogs, birds, snakes, etc.). Dogs especially the Chinese "do not indulge". And then, not the Chinese, but the Koreans, since for Koreans, dog dishes are national dishes. Mostly puppies are eaten. And they explain this by the fact that this food is very useful. At the expense of other animals - they really can cook food from any living creature, but so skillfully that it will be difficult to distinguish snake meat, for example, from chicken meat.
It is not uncommon for tourists to be robbed in China. They have a law according to which for theft they can deprive first a finger, then a hand, and then an entire arm. Therefore, the Chinese are unlikely to take such risks.
All Chinese are yellow-skinned and short. This is a misconception. The skin color of the local population of China is not yellow at all, but tanned. As for the height, the average height of men there is 175 cm, and women - 170 cm. With such indicators, it is difficult to call them short.
All Chinese people have the same face. They can say the same, for example, about the Russians or the Japanese. In fact, every Chinese resident has his own individual appearance, you just need to take a closer look.
The Chinese are allowed to have only one child. As sad as it may sound, it's a harsh truth. There is a law according to which, upon the birth of a second child, his parents will have to pay a huge fine to the state, and they can also be fired from their jobs. In addition, there will be problems with the placement of the baby in kindergarten and school. If, nevertheless, the second child is born, then in most cases he is given for adoption to foreigners.
Plugs are not used in China. A fork there is a rarity. Basically, they eat with special chopsticks, but learning to eat with them is not an easy task. For those who cannot afford it, restaurants can still provide a fork.
Chinese women are not beautiful. Well, why, there are written beauties among this people! By the way, the appearance of any person of European appearance ("white") causes laughter among the Chinese.
The Great Wall of China is located not only on land, but also goes into the ocean. Rather, not in the ocean, but in Bay Hai (the bay of the Yellow Sea). This unique building in this place has been completely restored, but the main feature is that here you can also admire the view of the Wall, which was before the restoration.
The Great Wall of China is the only man-made object visible from space. There are different variations of this statement, but they are all equally false. Astronauts can see many human-made objects from low orbit. For example, the Egyptian pyramids, or even the runways of major airports. In fact, seeing the Chinese wall without knowing exactly where it is is much more difficult than many other objects. And it is definitely impossible to see the wall from the moon.
If a Chinese man is tired, then he can easily lie down on the lawn grass or on the sidewalk to sleep. As the saying goes, that is natural ... They always have a "quiet hour" during the day, when everyone is asleep anywhere: in offices, in cafes, in the fields. But after such a rest, they work with great diligence and double energy.
The Chinese are terribly sloppy people, they spit everywhere. This is the kind of people who do not keep anything superfluous in themselves. Therefore, even in a public place, it is considered in the order of things for them to spit, blow their nose, scratch an "indecent place" or even, sorry, release gases. And they are absolutely not shy about their age and occupations that do not correspond to this age indicator. For example, if an elderly Chinese person wants to launch a snake into the sky, he will certainly carry out this venture, and no one will say that he is crazy.
China is the most troubled country in the world. This state ranks in the sad first place in the number of deaths on the roads. For every 10,000 vehicles, there are 5 fatalities, which is almost 2.5 times more than the world average.
From Chinese, the number "four" is translated as "death". Quite right. Therefore, they do not like this number, and if, for example, it is found in a phone number, then it costs less. They consider the number eight to be a lucky number. According to them, this figure brings good luck and success, and therefore the Chinese try to have the eight as often as possible (in the number of a car, house, apartment).