15 facts about China that the Chinese would prefer to hideBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/15-facts-about-china-that-the-chinese-would-prefer-to-hide
China, of course, the amazing and vibrant country, which for five years has leaped forward in technology and lifestyles. However, this rapid progress does not come easily, and although the Chinese continue to overcome historic challenges and move forward, they keep their not always pleasant skeletons in the closet, such as the death penalty or widespread piracy.
Of course, it's not a state secret, but the Kingdom of the little people in China — a place which is still known only to a few. In an unusual Park is home to more than a hundred dwarfs, which needs to entertain visitors. Here show Comedy shows of all stripes, and with the development of tourism Park midgets earns a good idea.
Christianity in China
Perhaps, hardly anyone expects Christianity in China, but now here it is on the rise, and China could soon become the country with the largest Christian community in the world. It is believed that now in China more Christians than in Italy. However, few people know about it, because in the China strictly related to religion.
There is nothing worse than to see a child grow with any congenital defect, but of this truth of life can not escape. In China it happens more often than you can imagine. Every year in China is born 1.2 million children with malformations and the number is growing. It turns out, the child with congenital malformation are born in China every 30 seconds. Since 2001, the number of such cases increased by 40%. Many blame bad environmental situation.
Many people have probably heard about the horrific air pollution in China. The authorities usually ignore how this plan everything is bad. Some days, when the air is very dense and full of chemicals, people have to wear oxygen masks on the street. The reason for this ecological situation is in the rapid growth industry of China. Some people think that dirty air is the lot only of China, but due to the air flow pollution comes to San Francisco. It is believed that one third of cases of polluted air in San Francisco comes from China.
In China there are millions of empty houses. In particular, there are now 65 million completely vacant homes. This property is scattered throughout China. It's not just homes or buildings that have been abandoned for years: that cities and regions built in anticipation of a large influx of population. Since nobody came to live there, they are empty and lifeless. It turns out, in China there are quite a few Ghost towns.
Poverty is a terrible thing, and at certain points, many people have gone through it. According to various estimates, more than 100 million people suffer from extreme poverty in China because of low wages. Some receive only two dollars a day, and someone- only one dollar. China's population is so large that it is difficult to save such a huge number of people from the financial abyss.
The ban on reincarnation
One of the main principles of Buddhism is the belief in reincarnation. The Chinese authorities vetoed this integral part of Buddhism, banning some monks to be reincarnated. The Communist government said that so they are trying to manage the processes of reincarnation. However, many believe that this is just a way to protect people from the influence of the Dalai Lama who is in exile.
Huge empty shopping center
If you ever wondered where is the largest shopping centre in the world, it is, of course, in China. But this Mall is not like the others, and all because it has almost no shops and buyers. 99% of the area shopping Mall New South China Mall never been used, although the shopping center opened seven years ago. Square Megamall — 650,3 thousand square meters. It is divided into 2350 premises, which could be shops of different sizes. The only places in the Mall that work is a couple of fast food around the entrance.
In China obsessed with control over everything, and this is especially reflected in the measures to limit access to the Internet. In the US you can get on almost any website, and in China there is no freedom. Here blocked Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and many other resources. Even the New York Times were blocked after the newspaper published the material with which the Communist government does not agree.
The lessons of history all certainly talked about the fact that primitive people were hiding in caves to protect themselves from the dangers of the outside world, but those days are long gone... but not in China. Cave — home to more than 35 million people. In Shaanxi province, one of the most famous places, where they live in caves, people lead a normal daily life.
From water pollution affects many countries, but the horror that more than 700 million people in China consume polluted water every day. In the major cities is purified, only about 10% of the raw sewage. Waste are released into lakes, rivers and other places where they seep into the soil and contaminate groundwater.
The problem with the time zone
Few can boast its own time zone, but the Chinese are one of them. After the establishment of the Communist regime in 1949, it was decided that China should be your time zone to Beijing. Of course, this was another measure to tighten control in the country. Huge time zone was the cause of such problems as late sunrise in some parts of the country, which falls on 10 o'clock in the morning.
Once the term "piracy" meant to be an attack on another ship and robbery, however, over time this word became to realize the illegal use or reproduction of the products of others ' intellectual labor. In 2010, China downright took the palm of piracy. 78% of software installed on computers was pirated. However you look at it, it is very large volumes, and although everywhere anyway, there is stolen content, in this sense, China — ahead of the.
The death penalty
In many countries death penalty is abolished or used for more humane methods such as lethal injection. But in China, for example, people are still executed by firing squad.
The Gobi Desert
It is known that the Gobi desert is one of the largest in the world, but few people realize that the desert is expanding at an alarming rate. Desert area, the Gobi — 1.3 million square kilometers, it's almost like Peru. Every year it increases by 3.6 thousand square kilometers. This is due to the huge amounts of deforestation, depletion of the soil due to the use of it for grazing, and expenditure of water sources.