Countries that Beat China

For each selected category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than China.
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Last updated: January 14, 2019
First submittedDecember 28, 2018
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Countries
3
Largest surface area
Russia, Canada
2
Biggest economy (nominal)
United States
2
Projected population in 2050
India
2
Most tanks
Russia
2
Tallest building
United Arab Emirates
3
Source of immigrants to Australia
New Zealand, United Kingdom
5
Most desert
Australia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Canada
3
Current account balance (exports minus imports)
Germany, Japan
3
Most different wild species
Brazil, Colombia
5
Lowest elevation on land
Jordan, Israel, Djibouti, Syria
2
Most UNESCO World Heritage sites
Italy
2
Players ranked in the top 100 in chess
Russia
11 (t)
Shortest JetPunk name
Chad, Iran, Iraq, ....
2
Most prisoners
United States
3
Iron ore production
Australia, Brazil
4
Best student performance in math (PISA, 2015)
Note: China only tests some students
Singapore, Taiwan, Japan
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Level 67
Dec 28, 2018
I really like these quizzes!
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Level 19
Dec 29, 2018
i also
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Level 51
Dec 28, 2018
England should be acceptable for U.K.
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Level 78
Dec 28, 2018
You'd get shanked in Glasgow for such a suggestion
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Level 70
Dec 29, 2018
Which actually shows more about Glasgow than someone who is mistaken with their geographical facts.
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Level 74
Jan 2, 2019
Ye're a jammie laddie (lassie?) Malbaby. In Glesgae ye be having a square go with mrnafe by noo. ;)
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Level ∞
Jan 13, 2019
I visited Glasgow once. It seemed nice. But I guess the fact that people stab each other over tiny disagreements might explain why their life expectancy is so terrible.
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Level 65
Jan 13, 2019
Can't be a fact, Malbaby, if they're mistaken
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Level 47
May 14, 2020
The UK isnt synonymous with England, as England is one of four kingdoms within the United Kingdom. Scotland is its own kingdom, yet still attached to the UK.
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Level 65
Jan 13, 2019
Why? They're not the same thing
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Level 56
Aug 27, 2019
This is wrong on so many levels. I’m English and even I am offended by this.
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Level 24
Aug 6, 2020
Nah, England is part of the UK
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Level 77
Dec 31, 2018
What's "11 (t)"
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2019
11 countries (tie).
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Level 67
Oct 19, 2019
well that made it more confusing.. it is better to just be left out. The (t) I mean. Unless I am the only one besides djilas that hasnt got the memo, and it is as common as typing "etc" for example.
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Level 33
Jan 12, 2019
Isn't Laos correct too
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Level 46
Jan 13, 2019
That's what I typed in and it was accepted.
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Level 67
Oct 19, 2019
I actually typed loas first haha, for a split second I thought perhaps they are looking for something other than I thought.
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Level 81
Jan 13, 2019
Pretty good. For some reason I found this to be a lot easier than the Countries that Beat Brazil quiz.
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Level 73
Jan 13, 2019
#metoo
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Level 34
Jan 13, 2019
Why not UAE for shortest name?
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Level 30
Jan 17, 2019
Because UAE stands for United Arab Emirates, which is a lot longer than China. That's why it says jetpunk names.
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Level 67
Oct 19, 2019
It is not its name. China would be shorter, it just has "C" ;)
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Level 54
Jan 13, 2019
The PISA one is quite misleading - the "China" scores selectively include only the wealthiest areas of China, which unsurprisingly do very well on the tests. Certainly if a broader swathe of China were included, I'm highly doubtful they would rank anywhere near as high.
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Level ∞
Jan 14, 2019
You are correct. I added a caveat.
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Level 72
Feb 6, 2019
Well, at least they have people who can score high.
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Level 69
Jan 13, 2019
Glad to see tiny New Zealand beats China at something LOL
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Level 43
Jan 14, 2019
What does 'Most different wild species' mean? It is incredibly vague. Apart from that, it's a really good quiz.
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Level 47
May 14, 2020
It is referring to biodiversity within the country. Think Amazon.
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Level 57
Jan 14, 2019
Best student performance in math (PISA, 2015)

>> Not at country-level. This is valid only for Shanghai. Quite a feat already but quite a number of countries could cherry-pick their best-performing big city to represent their country and beat China flat-out imho.

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Level ∞
Jan 14, 2019
Thanks. This info must have been missing from Wikipedia before. It's actually more than just Shanghai, but yes, not everyone is tested. I added a note to this effect.
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Level 38
Jan 17, 2019
What is a JetPunk name? This question made no sense to me, and seeing the answers all I could think of was "shortest name"
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Level 80
Jan 17, 2019
made sense to me
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Level 69
Jan 21, 2019
I also didn't understand.
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Level 80
Apr 24, 2019
The short name for the country used on JetPunk, for the Countries of the World Quiz, or for Countries by Letter quizzes, et cetera. China's official name is the People's Republic of China, but on JetPunk the country is called simply China.
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Level 54
Aug 3, 2019
Both Italy and China have 55 UNESCO heritage sites
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Level 67
Oct 19, 2019
The current account balance one was confusing ( definitely for a non englsih speaker) especialy with the time ticking, it threw me. Normal I glance over sentence and only need a few words to allready realizing the question. But after reading this one 3 times I still didnt have it, so I needed to slowly read, but with te clock ticking I couldnt, so kept trying to get it fast, which didnt work. No time to let it sink in and wrap my head around the concept.
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Level 60
Nov 14, 2019
Who else got Italy from the info tidbits Quizmaster leaves on the screen?
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Level 20
Feb 4, 2020
According to https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/top-iron-ore-producing-countries-in-the-world.html, a Wikipedia article, China produces the most iron.
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Level 54
Feb 14, 2020
Whoa, whoa, whoa isn't the US bigger than China? Unless they own everything that they think that they own, the US is bigger.
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Level 73
Feb 19, 2020
The US is smaller on most measures. The US government typically includes coastal and inland waters, which are excluded in the measurements of the size of China. Using any like-for-like comparison, China is marginally larger than the US. Pretty much only US government sources (like CIA World Factbook) say otherwise.
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Level 73
Feb 19, 2020
Well I dunno about Brazil, but most of the iron ore we dig up here in Oz goes to China anyway. I always thought it might be easier to just sell the state of WA to China and be done with it, rather than digging it up and shipping it in pieces. I reckon we could get a pretty good price for it and wipe out our government debt. Of course the terms of the sale would include a proviso that the Chinese had to take Gina Rinehart off our hands too, so that could be a deal-breaker.
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Level 72
Apr 25, 2020
Italy and China now both have the same # of UNESCO sites
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Level 59
May 14, 2020
Was confused with the shortest jetpunk name.
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Level 56
Jun 5, 2020
I typed NZ for Immigrants to Australia. It didn't worked, it was added as type ins long ago
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Level 56
Jun 15, 2020
NZ still not added....
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Level ∞
Jun 15, 2020
It will work now