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2021-12-27 17:28:55

TOP-3 facts about China that surprise everyone

TOP-3 facts about China that surprise everyone

China is considered a mysterious and unsolved country - customs and traditions that seem ordinary to them are incomprehensible to representatives of other cultures. Known oddities are eating everything that moves, and the ability to skillfully fake things. There are other features that will be discussed in the article.

Ghost towns

Ghost towns in the rest of the world – when residents leave their homes due to bad climate or other conditions. But in China, there are whole areas where empty houses have been erected. They explain the phenomenon by the fact that such a way of life gives work to the needy - in China, there are more builders than objects under construction. Therefore, they decided to build more on non-residential areas, even if no one needs the houses. Well, or they will be needed in the distant future.

In prisons sit not criminals, but their doubles

In China, strange things happen in prisons as well. Not all those who deserve punishment go to jail - rich Chinese find doubles who are paid to serve their sentences. The venture is cheaper and easier than bribing the judge. But not everyone can change: not only money is required, but also connections, otherwise it will not be possible to avoid justice. Wealthy citizens imprison similar people in their place, but for this they pay and negotiate not only with the future prisoner, but also with those who must turn a blind eye to inconsistencies.

There are more "Americans" here than in the USA

Speaking of Americans, we do not mean origin, but language. In China, there are more People who speak English than in any other country, even in those where English is native! This effect arises from the predominant number of Chinese: English-speaking Chinese, according to estimates, 1.3 billion, while carriers - only 335 million citizens.

There are fears that the Chinese people may move from the usual hard-working nation to a lazy and carefree one. This is facilitated by the younger generation without enthusiasm. But it's hard to imagine.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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