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Fun Facts about China/Zhongguo, inlcuding trivia about China hosting the 2008 Olympics.

Complete with links to sites offering information for tourist and visitors of China and Olympic spectators! Some of them are:
  1. Beibei the fish, Jingjing the panda, Huanhuan the Olympic flame, Yingying the Tibetan antelope, and Nini the swallow are the official Mascot of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
    1. And when you take out the first sylables of thier names, it would become “BeiJing HuanYing Ni”, meaning: “Beijing Welcomes You”
  2. No Spitting
    1. China is still trying to suppress spitting in Urban Cities! Spitting is a rural practice around China and chinese spit loudly! It is even considered a sport in rural chinese areas.
  3. Ketchup originated in China as a pickled fish sauce called ke-tsiap.
  4. Trouble in China is symbolized by 2 women living together under 1 roof¬†¬† (more…)

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