第5回カフェイベント:中国                7月9日(月)14:30~16:00      

第5回カフェイベントは中国をテーマにして、7月9日(月)14:30~16:00にLLCにて行われる予定です。ウさん、チンさんと中国について楽しく話をしましょう。

中国の動物といえばパンダが有名ですね。上野動物園でパンダの赤ちゃんが生まれて話題になっています。

また、経済の面では、GDP (Gross Domestic Product) が日本を抜いて世界第2位になりました。アメリカと中国との貿易関係についても世界の注目の的です。国連の調査では、2018年7月1日現在で人口は1,415,035,144 人(日本は127,184,676人)です。中国の人口は世界の人口の18.54%を占めます。人口密度は 151人/ Km2 (日本349人 / Km2 )、国土の面積は9,388,211 Km2 (日本364,555 Km2 )、中国の全人口の59.3 %(838,818,387 人)が都市部に住んでいます。平均年齢は37.3才(日本 46.7才)です。(http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/china-population/より)

中国についての他の情報も掲載してみます。英語版です。挑戦してみてください。(https://www.natgeokids.com/nz/discover/geography/countries/30-cool-facts-about-china/より)

Facts about China

1) The Chinese New Year celebration lasts for 15 days.

2) In China, every year is represented by one of 12 animals.

3) China’s Bailong Elevator carries visitors more than 300m up a cliff’s edge.

4) You can buy green-bean-flavoured ice pops in China!

5) In Ancient China, soldiers sometimes wore armour made from paper.

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6) In 2010 a 2,400-year-old pot of soup was unearthed in Xi’an, China.

7) The Forbidden City, a palace complex in Beijing, contains about 9,000 rooms!

8) Found in northern China, long-eared jerboas have ears that are one-third longer than their heads!

9) People race boats with dragon designs at a Chinese festival in the spring.

10) Chinese monal birds sometimes build nests in caves.

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11) Put together, all of China’s railways lines could loop around earth twice!

12) The mortar used to bind the Great Wall’s stones was made with sticky rice!

13) 7th-century Emperor Tang of Shang had 94 ‘ice men’ who made him ice-cream.

14) Temperatures in China”s Turpan Depression can range from 49°C in summer to -29°C in winter.

15) Asiatic golden cats in the country’s south sometimes communicate by spitting.

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16) Developed about 5,000 years ago, the earliest chopsticks were used for cooking, not eating.

17) Hong Kong has more skyscrapers than any other city in the world.

18) Chinese white dolphins, which live off southern China, are often pink.

19) China is about the same size as the continental USA but it only has one official time zone. Continental USA has four.

20) China’s Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys live at a higher altitude than any other primate except humans.

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21) More people speak Mandarin, a Chinese Dialect, as their first language than any other language in the world.

22) China is home to a cluster of ancient rock pillars called the Stone Forest.

23) China’s Leshan Giant Buddha, a gigantic stone statue, has 5.5-m-long eyebrows!

24) China’s giant pandas are good swimmers.

25) Many Chinese emperors considered themselves to be descendants of dragons.

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26) The word “ketchup” may come from a Chinese word for pickled-fish sauce.

27) Half of all pigs on earth live in China.

28) It took around 37 years to make the Terracotta Army, a set of around 8,000 clay soldiers built in Xi’an to guard an Emperor’s tomb.

29) Dogs get special treats on one day of the Chinese New Year celebration.

30) Chinese brides often wear red, a colour considered to be lucky.

 

 

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