China by the Numbers. The end of WWII marked the birth of China as we know it today. After the Second World War, a civil war broke out between the once-allied Chinese and Japanese. In the end, Communism prevailed and the People's Republic of China was born in 1949. Want to learn more about China and its people? Check out these important facts and figures.
A ritual dance described as Tibetan Buddhist, likely photographed at the Yellow Temple near the since demolished Anding Gate in northern Beijing, Photo by Heinz von Perckhammer, an Austrian marine navy soldier from Meran (now in Italy) who lived in China between 1914 and 1927. After the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and his retirement from the military, he worked as a photographer in Beijing.
Dogs destined for the table: Horrific images show animals being killed, cooked and served up as a meal in Chinese tradition - Waiting his turn. - China is yet to make animal cruelty illegal and end the grim tradition despite campaigning by animal rights activists. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2164353/Horrific-images-dogs-killed-cooked-served-meal-sick-Chinese-tradition.html#ixzz44iTo2cJ7 (Daily Mai)l