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Monday, February 8, 2016

The Truth about the Chinese - For Every Five, There is One

China's population makes up about 20% of the world's population. This is despite the currently running "One Child Policy" implemented by Deng Xiaoping since 1979 limiting each family to one child only. In addition to having 1/5 of the world's population in China, Chinese immigrants can be found all over the world.

The focus of this blog is to discuss all things Chinese. The culture, the language, the people and the stereotypes. Please feel free to add to any of the topics by way of comments and I am open to suggestions at

Some quick facts about the Chinese:
  • Red is the lucky color for Chinese people. Wedding dresses, New Year's banners and clothing and lucky money envelopes are all red
  • Chinese currency is the Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
  • Cars in China are driven on the right side of the road with the exception of Hong Kong (left)
  • "Chi Le Mei You" translated "Have you eaten?" is the most traditional Chinese greeting
  • "March of the Volunteers" is the National Anthem
  • Mandarin is the official language but over 200 listed languages are spoken throughout China

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