China is considered to be the oldest civilization with some historians marking 6000 BC as the beginning of the Chinese civilization. Also, it has the world’s longest used written language. Their oracle bone script (from c. 1500 bce) represents the oldest form of Chinese writing yet found, and is a direct ancestor of modern Chinese characters.
Throughout the century, the location of the capital of China has changed. Xi’an in the middle of China had been a capital for over a thousand years before Beijing. Even the name of Beijing has changed, from Dadu, Yanjing, Beiping to Beijing. Beijing has been China’s capital for over 800 years, meaning “Northern Capital”.
The origin of the word “China” derives from the Qin dynasty (221-206 BC). The Chinese pinyin and characters are Zhōngguó (中国), meaning “Middle Kingdom”.
China is commonly known as the People’s Republic of China, which was established by China Communist Party (CCP) in 1949. CCP refers it as the new China and believes it’s different from any other regime in China’s history.
When we hear the word “China”, most of us will think to its 1.4 billion of citizens and to its “Made in China” labeled products. But this Country has many different characteristics that make of China the power that is today.
China seduces the world with its mix of ancient and sometimes unusual traditions, as well as its amazing progress.
In this section, we will tell you 365 facts that created its reputation.