China

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Chinese Fact 1 (June 1–June 7, 2008)

Despite the “one child law,” the average fertility rate in China is 1.79 children per woman.

Chinese Fact 2 (June 8–June 14, 2008)

China is only a little bit smaller than the U.S.  If we lost Minnesota and Delaware, China would be bigger.

Chinese Fact 3 (June 15–June 21, 2008)

While China’s current government is only 60 years old, the county has been unified since 221b.c., making it the second oldest country in the world, after Japan.

Chinese Fact 4 (June 22–June 28, 2008)

China is tied with Russia for most number of border countries.  They both have fourteen.  In China’s case, they are: Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Vietnam.