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Updated on September 22, 2014


China Olympics had its finale on Sunday, August 24, 2008, but the memories are still vivid with the countries' representatives, officials, and athletes who brought fame by winning medals of gold, silver and bronze to their respective countries. The Olympics had brought China great prestige in hosting the games and winning the greatest number of medals. China has shown she has world class in her technology, artistry, culture, and portrayal of strength and precision in the opening and closing ceremonies. It was just pure delight to watch as a spectator on television. The fears of many countries participating prior to the games did not materialize, the fears of bad weather, riots and protests. Thank the Lord for the smooth sailing of the Olympic Games.

Global Chinese Ministries in a special Olympic Edition listed China's achievements as:

1. The longest and oldest wall.

2. The largest population (over 1.3 billion)

3. The world's most spoken language (Mandarin)

4. The world's largest dam, the three gorges

5. The world's largest airport in Beijing

6. The world's fastest railway (Pudong, Shanghai)

7. The most internet users (over 200 million)

China is currently building the world's longest bridge (Shanghai to Hangzhou)


The Great Wall of China is the world's longest man-made structure stretching for about 6,400 km (4,000 miles) from east to west China. It began during the reign of the first Emperor Qin Shi Huang to protect China from invaders in the north. Before the Qin dynasty small sections of the wall existed but was joined together during Emperor Qin's reign.

Some historians claimed that the wall was built and rebuilt between the 5th century BC until the 16th century BC during successive dynasties. 2 to 3 million Chinese died as a result of the very long period of building.

"The Great Wall of China, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was enlisted in the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 6,700 kilometers (4,163 miles ) from east to west of China. With a history of more than 2000 years, some of the sections of the great wall are now in ruins or even entirely disappeared. However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance."

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2700 languages spoken in the world

The spoken language is not known except for reference in the Bible. The reference to the tower of Babel was first mentioned with regard to languages.

Today, there are more than 2 700 different languages spoken in the world, with more than 7 000 dialects. In Indonesia alone, 365 different languages are spoken. More than 1,000 different languages are spoken in Africa. The most difficult language to learn is Basque, which is spoken in north-western Spain and south-western France. It is not related to any other language in the world. Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world, followed by English. But as home language, Spanish is the second most spoken in the world.

Since China has a population of 1.3 billion people and the world population is 7 billion, one fifth is Chinese, naturally Mandarin is the world's most spoken language.


Home>>China Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Tuesday, January 08, 2002

Concrete Pouring Volume of Three Gorges Surpasses World Record

The volume of concrete pouring for the Three Gorges reached 4.02 million cubic meters last year. Up to now, the concrete pouring volume has exceeded world record for three consecutive years, creating a miracle in world hydropower construction.

The Three Gorges dam is a hydroelectric river dam that spans the Yangtze River in Sandouping, Yichang, Hubei, China. It is the largest hydro-electric power station in the world. The total electric generating capacity of the dam will reach 2 2,500 megawatts.

The Three Gorge Dams is the largest dam in the world, as wide as the Golden Gate Bridge and twice as tall, capable of generating 18 gigawatts of hydro-electric power.2,500 megawatts.

Chongqing  Urban Population 28,846,170 (2010)
Chongqing Urban Population 28,846,170 (2010)
Shanghai Urban population 23.019,148 (2010)
Shanghai Urban population 23.019,148 (2010)


China has a population of 1.3 billion compared with the world population of 6.7 billion. This compares roughly to one-fifth of the population of the world. In other words, every fifth person in the world is Chinese.

Jul 30 2008

With just over 1.3 billion people (1,330,044,605 as of mid-2008), China is the world's largest and most populous country.

As the world's population is approximately 6.7 billion, China represents a full 20% of the world's population so one in every five people on the planet is a resident of China.


Beijing Airport, Terminal 3 is considered the largest airport in the world in land size (approximately 986,000 square meters). It is larger than London Heathrow Airport's 5 terminals combined with another 17% to spare.

The world's biggest airport is now finished and ready for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The $3.5 billion gigantic dragon terminal, which is the centerpiece of the 501-square-mile complex capable of allowing 50 million passengers per year.



s it a Bird? A Plane?

Nope, only Shanghai's flashy new Maglev, the world's fastest train. Way ahead of its time seven decades ago, the still-futuristic magnetic levitation system may yet redefine travel everywhere. By Ron Gluckman/Shanghai, China

Smiles abound inside the sleek train as, with a breathtaking whoosh, it rockets to 300 kilometers per hour in two minutes flat. Overhead, like a giant scoreboard, an LED blinks out our record-breaking progress till we top 430 kph.


Opinion CHINA Surpasses U.S. In Internet Use

Natalie Pace 04.03.06, 6:00 AM ET

CNew York - Chinese Internet users spend nearly two billion hours online each week, while U.S. audience logs on for 129 million hours per week.

Even if we assume that China is still behind the U.S. in terms of users, China definitely wins in another critical area. One of the most valued metrics of Internet usage (especially for advertisers) is time spent online. Chinese users average 15.9 hours per week, while Yahoo! (nasdaq: YHOO - news- people ), the most popular Internet site in the U.S., can only get its users to stick around for less than one hour per week (216.5 minutes per month according to ComScore Media Metrix). That's 1.765 billion hours per week online in China, compared with 129 million hours per week online in the U.S.

China Surpasses U.S. in Number of Internet Users By DAVID BARBOZA

Published: July 26, 2008

SHANGHAI - China said the number of Internet users in the country reached about 253 million last month, putting it ahead of the United States as the world's biggest Internet market.

The Great Wall of China- Documentary.9_16 - YouTube

► 13:23► 27, 2012 - Uploaded by wejhon777You need Adobe Flash Player to watch this video. ... A wonder of the ancient world, the Great Wall of China ...


Thank the Lord for the wonderful achievements that China had made throughout the years from the Great Wall of China (5 BC - 16 BC) to the present 21st century.

The achievements are the result of the wisdom, knowledge, ingenuity, persistence and tenacity of the people who slaved over the projects.

May God bless China so that the government would open her eyes and show her what is best for China in her attitude towards the world.

FOCUS Not Only on CHINA OLYMPICS: Population Explosion


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      einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Pastor Haron Adrian

      Great that you worked in China underground churches. Our church (True Jesus Church) was founded in Beijing in 1917. After the communists took over, there was no communication with the church. God bless.

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      Pastor Haron Adrian 5 years ago

      WOW...great...I love china and since 9 years from 2002 to 2009 I was working in china underground churches bringing solid teaching and bible....Great revival spreading...since from 2009 I could not able to go there but I am praying and planning to go again...Blessings...

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      einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


      Thanks for the appreciation and sharing efforts. Glad that you enjoy it.

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      VivekSri 7 years ago

      thanks for this indulging tour. just appreciate your efforts and good way of sharing.

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      einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thank you for reviewing the article. Your comments are noted! Have a pleasant day!

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      reviewadon 7 years ago

      china is a pretty awesome place, didn't know a lot of these things you mentioned though. Great article!

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      einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thanks for dropping by. Hope you realize your wish!

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      billips 7 years ago from Central Texas

      Thank you for this fascinating article - great picture of the Wall - would love to visit China - B

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


      Thank you for your comments. Enjoy your trip.

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      Aqua 8 years ago from California

      China is on my travel "wish list". I hope to make a visit to Asia soon and definitely plan to include some time in China. Thank you for the informative hub!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thank you for your confidence in the Chinese. Unfortunately, China is ruled by Communists and there are many wrong things that Communists do. They suppress religion and have forced abortion which is wrong.

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      Christina honigberg 8 years ago

      Only the people of China could have put on the performance they did in the olympics . In my opinion China will lead the world . We could learn so much from the wonderful people of China

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


      Thanks for your comments. There are many attractions, but they do not qualify under wonders of the world.

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      hubber-2009 8 years ago from India

      Most tourists who visit China see those attractions. Of course, there are SO MANY other attractions (Potala Palace, Three Gorges Dam, Wudangshan, Guilan, etc.)

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      very informative hub

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      einron 9 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


      I am sorry I am not able to supply the exact details.  I believe the news about the Methodist churches are from the Sabbath Sentinel magazine. I did not keep the magazine. I have a lot of things I read from various materials and cannot recall the exact details.  The cancellation of the Sunrise Service is from RBC Ministries leaflet by Mart De Haan.

      Please write to USA: RBC Ministries, PO Box 2222, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-2222

      The Sabbath Sentinel:

      God bless.

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      Nathanael 9 years ago

      Dear Einron: Olease give me some mor info on the Methodist church changing their worship service to the Sabbath. And the Info on RBC ministries. That it Good that the Lord word will not return back void


      Brother Nathanael

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      einron 9 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thank you Benson Yeung.  I was surprised too when Global Chinese Ministries just listed 7 of China's wonders in the world.  I then researched and wrote the article. 

      God bless.

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      Benson Yeung 9 years ago from Hong Kong


      good and interesting info.


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      einron 9 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thank you countrywomen for your wonderful comments about China glorious past and bright future.

      God bless.

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      countrywomen 9 years ago from Washington, USA

      Good Info. Hope to see more wonders from China. Great country with glorious past and bright future.

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      einron 9 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Research Analyst,

      Thanks for your comments. Greatly appreciate it. God bless.

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      Research Analyst 9 years ago

      Wow this is some great informaion about China, especially the part about the population. Thanks