100 Questions about China

100 questions about the Middle Kingdom - how many can you answer?
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Last updated: September 15, 2018
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CHINA
Capital
Beijing
Current leader
Xi Jinping
Current Prime Minister
Li Keqiang
Official name
People's Republic of China
Biggest city (city proper)
Shanghai
Biggest city (urban area)
Guangzhou
River of the above
Pearl River
It is said that this can be seen from the moon
Great Wall of China
Most spoken language in the world
Mandarin
Language mostly spoken in southern China
Cantonese
Longest river
Yangtze
2nd-longest river
Yellow River
^, in Chinese (pinyin)
Huang He
The two autonomous regions
Hong Kong
Macau
Annexed by China in 1951
Tibet
Its capital
Lhasa
National animal (real)
Giant Panda
Founding father
Mao Zedong
Plan of ^ to increase China's economy, killed millions
Great Leap Forward
Time of change, 1966-1976
Cultural Revolution
Large smartphone manufacturer
Huawei
Starting point of the Silk Road
Xi'an
Name for 8,000 artificial soldiers in ^
Terracotta Army
Island which thinks it's not part of China
Taiwan
First leader of this island nation
Chiang Kai-shek
Square in the capital, Tank Man
Tiananmen
Imperial palace once home to many Chinese emperors
Forbidden City
Religious complex where people prayed for good harvest
Temple of Heaven
Leader from 1978 to 1989, known for his 'opening' of China
Deng Xiaoping
Biggest city in western China
Ürümqi
Turkic ethnic group living in this city
Uyghur
Flat platforms on a slope, mostly used to grow rice
Terraces
Name to describe the northern parts of China
Manchuria
Biggest city in ^, known for its Snow Sculpture Festival
Harbin
Leading party
Communist Party
Very controversial population planning policy
One-child policy
Ethnic group constituting 92% of China's population
Han
Currency
Renminbi
Year of formation
1949
Last imperial dynasty
Qing Dynasty
Anti-foreign uprising between 1899 and 1901
Boxer Rebellion
Biggest island
Hainan
Highest mountain
Mount Everest
First aircraft carrier
Liaoning
The Four Great Inventions
Compass
Gunpowder
Papermaking
Printing
Transport technology which uses magnetic levitation
Maglev
Highest bridge in the world
Duge Bridge
Famous Chinese religion with more than 100 million followers
Confucianism
Founder of Taoism
Laozi
Line dividing China in two equal parts, 94% of the people live east of this line
Heihe-Tengchong Line
Best-known Chinese basketball player
Yao Ming
Activist who was arrested for government-critical statements in 2011
Ai Weiwei
Form of aesthetically pleasing writing
Calligraphy
Opposite forces, according the Chinese philosophy
Yin and Yang
The twelve zodiac signs
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Year China hosted the Olympics
2008
Small neighboring country with an aggressive leader
North Korea
Important holiday starting at the beginning of the lunar calendar
Chinese New Year
Light sources often associated with China, mostly made of paper
Lanterns
Largest lake
Qinghai Lake
Lowest point
Turpan Depression
Most populous city in central China
Wuhan
Name for Chinese tropical cyclones
Typhoon
Chinese alternative to cutlery
Chopsticks
Staple food made from dough
Noodles
National sport
Table Tennis
Despite the common belief, these cookies were invented in the US
Fortune cookies
Most common surname
Wang
Tiered tower with multiple eaves
Pagoda
Traditional dance, operated by just two dancers
Lion dance
Most famous martial art
Kung Fu
World's largest retailer
Alibaba Group
Mass murder committed by Japanese in the Chinese capital back in 1937
Rape of Nanjing
Hello, in Chinese
Ni Hao (你好)
Major problem of Chinese cities
Smog
Alternative medicine with needles in the body
Acupuncture
The US has astronauts, Russia has cosmonauts, China has ...
Taikonauts
Famous karst formation, sometimes known as Shilin
Stone Forest
Dish made of a special type of bird, mostly from the capital
Peking Duck
Seas that border China
Yellow Sea
East China Sea
South China Sea
Green gemstone
Jade
Huge dam, world's largest power station
Three Gorges Dam
Martial artist known for his fighting style, The Karate Kid
Jackie Chan
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