Music around the World: Asia

China

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Some interesting information

China is one of the biggest country in the world. Here you have some information about this country:

  • The capital city is Beijing.

  • The largest city is Shanghai (with a population of 24 millions)

  • Population: 1347 millions.

  • Languages: Mandarin, Wu and Cantonese.

  • Currency: Yuan (1 yuan=0’12 €) 

  • Religion: Syncretism of Confuncianism, Buddhism and Taoism.

Did you know...

  • Chinese cuisine is highly diverse: Rice, noodles, soybeans (tofu) and wheat are the staple food, but pork is the most popular meat.

  • Cuju is an ancient Chinese ball game. It is a competitive game that involves kicking a ball through an opening into a net. The use of hands is not allowed.

  • Wushu (known in Europe as Kung fu) (武术) are fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China. 

  • The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials. Its measure is 21,196 km!

  • The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. 

  • A well-educated Chinese reader today recognizes approximately 4,000–6,000 characters; approximately 3,000 characters are required to read a Mainland newspaper.