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Culture of China

People in China speak the Standard Mandarin language. The linguistic diversity of China is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for China is 0.1327. The followers of folk religions are the religious majority in the country. 54.7% of China's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of China. The rate of urbanization in China is considered to be 2.5. According to data on inbound tourists in China, 55,686,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of China is called 'Yìyǒngjūn Jìnxíngqǔ', which in English means 'March of the Volunteers'. It was adopted in 1982. The lyrics have been written by Tian Han and the music has been composed by Nie Er.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in China was opened on 8 October 1990, and it was located in Shenzhen. At the moment China has 2000 operating McDonalds restaurants. The number of operating McDonalds restaurants in a country is indicative of the influence of Western culture and globalization in that country. Operating McDonalds restaurants could also have a direct impact on the health of a nation's citizens. Around 6% of the population of China are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of China consume 1.7 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 27.8% beer, 3% wine, 69.2% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of China is peking duck. Other national dishes include chow mein, lamian, fried rice, dumplings.