China is a nation that is diverse in its peoples and customs. It also has a secretive air about it. But with the pervasive nature of the internet, secrets and little known facts can find their way to the light of day. Here are some fascinating facts about China that some of you may not have heard about...until now.
It is estimated that over 200 million people in China live below the poverty line. In China, that line is defined as anyone making less than $1.25 per day. That means there are over 200 million living on less than a dollar a day. As of 2004, China's poverty rate has declined to 10%. That means about 500 million people are now making an extra 25 cents a day.