When going about the day-to-day tasks of working, running errands and attending school, most people in China wear the same street fashions as people anywhere else in the world. However, on special occasions such as weddings, people may also don traditional clothing styles that vary depending on the region of the country.Continue Reading
Traditional Chinese clothing is almost always made of silk that has been dyed bright colors and embroidered with patterns in contrasting thread. Men and women alike wear long, loose robes of silk that are often layered one on top of the other to allow different colors to show through. In addition, men wear wide trousers underneath their robes. Jewelry and hats are also important in traditional Chinese clothing. Well into the early part of the 20th century, strict rules governed who could wear what type of jewelry, so it was possible to tell a person's rank or job just by looking at what he was wearing.
Different regions of China have different types of traditional clothing. The women of the Uyghur ethnic minority wear full silk skirts and tight jackets, while men wear trousers tucked into tall boots and distinctive round caps. Miao women and men wear robes embroidered with lots of bright colors, as well as towering headdresses.Learn more about Clothing
China, known officially as the People's Republic of China, is the fourth-largest country in the world with a land area of over 3.7 million square miles. The capital city of China is Beijing, however, its most populated city is Shanghai. Overall, the country has the world's largest population with over 1.3 billion people, as of 2015. Though many people in China speak Mandarin Chinese, Yue, Wu, Minbei, Minnan and Hakka are also popular dialects.Full Answer >
China is home to more people than any other country in the world, with a population of 1.3 billion or about 20 percent of the world's population. China is also home to giant pandas, long-eared jerboas, white dolphins, Asiatic golden cats and Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys.Full Answer >
China is the third largest country in the world and home to several bodies of water, including the Yangtze River and the China Sea These water sources provide transportation, hydropower, and irrigation for the countryFull Answer >
China's great land mass harbors 10 percent of the world's species of animals, with over 100 wild animals that aren't found anywhere else. The white giant panda is one of these unique animals, as is the South China tiger. Other exotic animals include the golden-haired monkey, freshwater white-flag dolphin, brown-eared pheasant, crested ibis, black-necked crane, Tibetan antelope, Pere David's deer and Chinese alligator. These animals are all endangered.Full Answer >