The Chinese prize the mineral jade above gold. It is associated with many ancient traditions and customs. Originally the precious mineral was mined in the Kunlun mountains of southern Xinjiang. Read More
China has by far the largest number of people engaged in military service 2,285,000 in 2012. However due to China's huge population this works out to a very modest proportion of expenditure, in fact below the world average. China is moving to move to high tech military equipment and away from a huge number of personnel. Read More
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