THREE things that we did not know about China:
- The one-child policy was a program in China that limited most Chinese families to one child each. It was implemented nationwide by the Chinese government in 1980, and it ended in 2016. We actually met a lady who took us to her home which backed onto a cave where she had a sister who was hidden from the world without a birth certificate!
- Ping Pong is China’s national sport. In the last three Olympics, China has won every gold medal in ping pong, and the top 5 ping pong players in the world are all Chinese.
- Red symbolises happiness n China –
f you’ve ever celebrated Chinese New Year you may have noticed that the colour red can be found everywhere during this time. Red is a lucky and auspicious colour in Chinese culture. Red is associated with the fire element, which symbolises life, vitality, and light, good fortune and joy. This is also why red is banned at Chinese funerals.