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China
By Suhail Sayed Ahmed Al Banna
Map of China
Facts about China
• Capital city: Beijing
• Population: 1.36 Billion
• Language spoken: There are lots
of different varieties of Chinese
spoken for example
Pŭtōnghuà (Mandarin)
Wú
Yuè (Cantonese)
Hakka
Bejing
• Beijing, China population
• 21.15 million (2013)
Chinese New Year
• Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday
celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calanderr In China, it is also
known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern
Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from
Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese
calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month,
making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the
Chinese calendar is Lunisolar (this means it depends on the moon)
the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".
Chinese culture
• In China they follow a culture which obedience and respect of elders
and responsibility to community. The country is extremely large, so
customs and traditions vary by geography and the more than 50
ethnic groups that reside in this country of 1.34 billion people.
Religion
• Because China is a communist state, there is no official religion. About
a quarter of the people practice Taoism and Confucianism and other
traditional religions. There are also small numbers of Buddhists,
Muslims and Christians.
Cuisine
• Food is heavily influenced by geography. Among the main styles of
Chinese cooking are Cantonese, which features stir-fried dishes, and
Sezchuan, which relies heavily on use of peanuts, sesame paste and
ginger and is known for its spiciness.
• Chinese food is generally based on rice.
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