Thanks to the ridiculous rate of change being forced upon China, the nation is filled with excess and economic distortion.
First, in case you missed them, check out the first 15 mind-blowing China facts.
From a city building multiple Manhattans to a desert destroying them, here are the next 15:
Thanks to a One Child policy that lets families try again if their first child was a girl, China has a skewed birth rate. Abortions based on gender and other illegal measures make the ratio even worse.
Source: US Census International Data Base
Source: Daily Mail, Wikipedia: New South China Mall in Dongguan, China is the largest mall in the world based on gross leasable area, and ranked second in total area to the Dubai Mall. it has been 99% vacant since its 2005 opening.
Black jails emerged following the prohibition of arbitrary detention, according to a report by Human Rights Watch. They are notorious for prisoner rape, starvation, and abuse.
A square meter of residential property in Beijing costs an average of 26,000 yuan (US$3,800), but the average per capita monthly income is only 2,000 yuan, according to Asia Times.
Only 70% of Chinese speak Mandarin as their mother tongue despite substantial efforts at standardization by the government.
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