13. Weird buildings are totally the norm
This MC Escher-esque delight? CCTV's headquarters. From fish-shaped architecture to a building shaped like a mobile phone, bizarre structures have popped up all over China’s skylines in the last few years. It got so weird, even President Xi Jinxing had to ask for the trend to stop.
14. The Chinese are copying everything
And we don't just mean pirated DVDs and music. Fake Apple stores, fake restaurants, fake banks -- there's just about nothing China can’t and won't fake. You can even have a taste of England in Shanghai -- thanks to Thames Town, where you can stroll down High Street, and even cross a man-made River Thames. The real question -- is fake, crappy, British food better, or worse, than real, crappy, British food?
15. China will have the most Christians on Earth
China's always played a big role in religion -- you can thank China for Buddhism,Taoism, and Confucianism. Officially, however, this is an atheist country. But the underground Christian population is growing all the time, and by 2030, China will eclipse the United States, with approximately 247 million people seeking spiritual comfort in JC. Right now, the US has about 246 million Christians.