China, a country in East Asia with its capital in Peking (Beijing)
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Some remarkable facts about China:
Despite its size, there is only one time zone.
The Chinese railway network would go around the world twice.
UNESCO has designated 55 Chinese sites and monuments as World Heritage Sites. The Great Wall of China, the Xi’an Terracotta Army or the Forbidden City in Beijing are a few of the most well-known..
China is regarded by FIFA as the nation from which football “CUJU（蹴鞠）” originated.
All pandas in the world belong to China.
They celebrate the new year for 15 days.
The Government of the People’s Republic of China recognizes 56 different ethnic groups and the largest ethnic group is the Han, for over 90% of all groups.
Chinese Mandarin has 4 tones and Chinese Cantonese has up to 9.
It is the country with the most borders, specifically with 14 countries: Russia, Mongolia, North Korea, Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan.
World’s largest producer of tea, the typical national beverage.
Chinese gastronomy is incredibly diverse, and each region has its own distinctive cuisines. We want to highlight some typical dishes that you can find in Chinese restaurants in Madrid:
Jiaozi (饺子): Also known as dumplings or ravioli. Jiaozi are made of minced meat or vegetable fillings rolled into a paper-thin dough, which is usually sealed with the fingers. It is essential to eat them during the Chinese New Year.
Huoguo （火锅） “ hot pot ” is a set of foods that are cooked in a hot broth located in the center of the table. Foods include meat, mushrooms, seafood, vegetables. The food, once cooked, is usually spread in a kind of sauce. It is also a typical New Year’s meal.
Peking Duck （北京烤鸭） is a classic dish, dating back to the 15th century. In fact, it was one of the favorite delicacies in the Ming Empire.
Char Siu （叉烧） is a Cantonese-style pork barbecue. The ingredients used in the Char Siu generally include honey sugar, five-spice powder, red food coloring, soy sauce, and rice wine.
Roujiamo （肉夹馍） is a street food originating from Shaanxi province and is known as “The oldest hamburger in the world.”
Youtiao （油条） is a type of fried bread (similar to churro). It is slightly salty and usually consumed for breakfast as a balanced accompaniment to rice congee or soy milk.
Yuebing （月饼） Moon cake is a Chinese sweet that is traditionally consumed in the Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the most important festivals in China.
Xiaolongbao （小笼包） is a kind of steamed dumpling that is traditionally stuffed with meat and broth.