Asia

China

Population: 1,436.70 Million

The Basics

Population
1,436.70 Million
Language
Mandarin
Religions
Unaffiliated 52%
Folk religion 22%
Buddhist 18%
Other 8%

Home to the Great Wall and a sixth of the world’s population, China is one of the most exciting and strategic places to be a missionary.

While China has grown leaps and bounds industrially, intellectually, and economically, it’s still a politically closed nation.

Depending on where you travel, you may meet Buddhists, Muslims, and Taoists—but very few Christians. However, the underground church is extensive and continues growing (and even thriving!) amidst persecution.

Will you encourage the long term missionaries in China and share the love of Jesus in a country where His name is not known?

Culture
Dress conservatively and neatly. The "punk" and/or "grunge" look is not that popular in China. It is important to look clean and well-dressed.

Never leave your chopsticks sticking straight up out of a bowl of rice and don't blow your nose at the table. It’s ok to place bones (chicken, mutton) on the table or toss them on the floor. Always fight to pay the bill when eating with new friends (you likely won’t win the battle).
Explore
The Forbidden City in Beijing is located in the center of Beijing and dates back hundreds of years.

Go see the Terracotta Army, a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. The museum is located in Xi'an.

The Great Wall of China. Obviously!

If you are near Harbin, Tiger Park is a must... don't forget to buy some chickens there to feed the tigers.

On the Ground

Posts from racers on the ground in China

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