Facts about China for Kids

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There are lots of interesting facts about China. Here are some you might find fascinating.

Facts about China for Kids:

-- As the largest desert in Asia and the 4th greatest on earth, China's Gobi Desert has a dramatic temerature change, ranging from 104 degrees Fahrenheit to -40 degrees Fahrenheit, or from 40 to -40 degrees Celsius.


-- China is the third largest country in the world, just behind Russia and Canada if you consider land only; it is fourth largest if you consider water areas, and the United States is third in this case.


-- China has a population of about 1.3 billion people, meaning that there is one Chinese out of every 5 people in the world.


-- At one time, Chinese patriots hoped to rid themselves of hated foreign conquerors. They hid messages in moon cakes to announce the time of the uprising.


-- The lucky color in China is red. It's the wedding dress color and the color of many Chinese New Year symbols, such as New Year couplets, red envelopes and cloth.


-- Chineses fourth graders are expected to know 2,000 of the over 40,000 written Chinese characters. By the time they leave college, they will know 4,000 or 5,000 characters. Unlike the 26 letters of English alphabet, Chinese characters cannot be sounded out letter by letter. They have their own phonic system called Pinyin.


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By the way, do you know what Chinese kids get during the Chinese spring festival?

-- Yes. Red envelopes. They get to set off lots of fireworks too.


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