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China produces about 70 percent of the world's silk supply.

Ketchup originated in China as a pickled fish sauce called ke-tsiap.

In China, fish is eaten more than three times what it is in the United States.

Chopsticks originated from China approximately 4,000 years ago.

Silk was developed in China were it was kept a secret for more than two thousands years.

People of Ancient China believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache.

The Great Wall stretches for about 4,500 miles across North China.

Snake is a delicacy in China.

Tea was discovered in China more than 5,000 years ago.

Many of the guards never left the Great Wall in their entire lives.

Enough rock was excavated in the construction of the Hoover Dam to build the Great Wall of China.

Rice flour was used to strengthen some of the bricks that make up the Great Wall of China.

To the older Chinese generation, a clock is a symbol of bad luck.

China's principal mountain ranges are the Tien Shan, the Kunlun chain, and the Trans-Himalaya.

China annexed Tibet in 1950.

The earliest recorded human settlements in China were discovered in the Huang He basin and date from 5000 B.C.

Watermelon is considered a good gift to give a host in Japan and China.

Pekingese dogs were sacred to the emperors of China for more than 2,000 years.

Twenty percent of China's plants are used in medicine.

The story of Mulan had been told in China for almost 1,500 years before Disney decided to make it into an animated movie.
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