How did China go from “a country without fat people” to the country with the largest number of obese people in the world?

Over the past 10 years, the number of obese people in China has doubled, with an average of one in three overweight people and one in nine clinically obese people. In October, researchers from China’s National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study in the US journal “Annals of Internal Medicine”, according to which the rate of general obesity in China has more than doubled from 2004 to 2014, and abdominal obesity has increased by more than 50%. The reasons why Chinese people are getting fatter and fatter are as follows: 1. Back in the day, obesity and related health problems were viewed as a sign of …

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How many jobs did the delivery industry create?

Delivery service has been such an essential part of the daily life in China! Delivery service not only provide people the convenience of urban life, but also created a lot of working opportunities for people looking for employment opportunities in big cities. More people than ever are turning to gigging in the food delivery space. The high earning potential even attracted college graduates to join the army of delivery courier. During the pandemic this year, delivery workers kept working hard on providing people with the convenience of door-to-door delivery. During the lockdown in Wuhan, doctors are working non-stop on the front line in the hospitals, and the delivery workers kept …

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Why do Chinese people love hotpot?

Chinese restaurants have the reputation of being lively and jovial, but also very often “loud and boisterous”. On the dinner table is filled with warmth, joy and (usually loud) enthusiasm. This is also why Chinese people are crazy about eating hotpot! The local cuisines in all different areas in China can be drastically different, but hotpot is the “universal” food that is loved throughout China! The huge variety of food to choose from and the easy process let you prepare anywhere. People from all over China are always quickly drawn close to each other eating around the hotpot. If there are Chinese people living in your city, it’s very likely …

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Do Chinese people like skiing?

When we talk about “national sports” of China, the first things that come to mind are Ping Pong (table tennis) and badminton. Skiing is quite an unconventional sport, and also one that has quite a high bar for most Chinese. Not only because of limitations in the natural climate and thus restrictions in the venues, but also that it is considered an extreme sport in China, which doesn’t help with its popularization. However, the 2022 Winter Olympics has piqued the interest of many. More people are thus willing to try out skiing. Number of skiing resorts have grown exponentially to 770 because of the surge of interest. As the ski …

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How much do the Chinese love online shopping?

In China, 36% of people shop online at least once a week. Black Friday in the US, Singles’ Day in China – what’s the big difference? Black Friday is an event with 40 years of history under its belt, and it comes on the first Friday after Thanksgiving – just in time for Christmas sales. By comparison, Singles’ Day is relatively young: it has been established as a shopping holiday less than 10 years ago. How big is it, then? In 2019 alone, the number of shoppers on Singles’ Day reached 500 million! 36%的中国人每周至少网购一次。 美国有黑色星期五,中国有双十一购物节。 不同的是, 黑五已经40年了,但是双十一是中国近10年来新创造的一个节日。 而这个节日有多盛大呢?去年双十一的消费者已经突破了5亿。