China Facts and Chinese Culture
Food has a special meaning to the Chinese people. The "waste not, want not" ethos means that a surprising range and variety of plants and animals, and every part of a plant or animal is used. This has given rise to a remarkable diversity in the regional cuisine, but to westerners it can be overwhelming - surprising, fantastic, delicious, horrifying or disgusting.
Middle Autumn Festival
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Chinese Moon Festival, takes place at the 15th day of the eighth Chinese lunar month. The reason for celebrating the festival during that time is that it is the time when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.
2013 Mid-Autumn Festival will be on September 19.
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China National Flag: five-starred red flag
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Name: China, Chinese: 中国, Chinese Pinyin: (zhōng guó), full name: The People's Republic of China (PRC).
Location: east of the Asian continent, on the western shore of the Pacific Ocean, find more information on where is China.
Population : 1,370,536,875 (2010), more about Chinese Population.
Land size: 9,600,000 sq km
International Dialing Code: +86
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