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.
China has not rid itself of the plague that nearly wiped out medieval Europe. As recent as 2009, China imposed a quarantine around a remote village in northwestern China that was hit by pneumonic plague. Three villages were killed by the highly contagious disease around Ziketan Town in Qinghai province. Authorities lifted the ban after no new cases were reported for over a week. This air-borne disease breaks out from time to time in China, according to the World Health Organization.