Ever since the country opened its door to the rest of the world way back in the late seventies, China has experienced rapid economic growth and even faster cultural change. During the last decade, even more tourists started flocking to the country in order to experience its culture, and explore its rich history.

the busy streets of Beijing

While it is true that the west has deeply influenced the modern Chinese culture, and that the country has modernized in recent years, there are some things that still might surprise an unsuspected visitor. Therefore, if you’re planning to visit the country in the next couple of months, here are eight things you should definitely know about China.

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