It is worth noting that life expectancy in Shanghai is equivalent to that of Switzerland, which ranks top 10 in the world. According to the World Fact Book, Hong Kong ranks seventh in the world with an average life expectancy of nearly 83, and Macau ranks fourth with an average life expectancy of 84.5. With an average life expectancy of about 80, Beijing has nearly the same average as that of the United Kingdom.
Perhaps most note-worthy is the fact that six provinces in China have a higher average life expectancy than the average in the United States which is about 79.7. In 1990, the U.S. had a life expectancy eight years higher than that of China. In the two decades since, China has managed to close that gap by more than five years.
A little less than the population of Canada, 30 million Chinese people still live in caves, and are quite comfortable.
You bout that life? My old stomping grounds, Beijing, has the worst traffic in the world.
Japan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, offering a dizzying combination of modern comforts and old world charms.