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The first president who visited the People's Republic of China was the former President Richard Nixon in 1972. His visit was believed as an important step in formally normalizing relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China. It marked the first time a U.S. president had visited the PRC, who at that time considered the U.S. one of its staunchest foes.
During his visit, President Nixon met a certain man named Mr. Yu - a smart and clever person. The president asked the man the riddle said, "There are 12 items you can give to 1.2 billion Chinese. Do you know what they are?"
Mr. Yu immediately answered, "Yes. They are the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals Mr. President, Sir ." And he named them one by one:
Mr. Yu gave a perfect and very correct answer because those 1.2 billion Chinese in that time were all born under the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals.
As of January 29, 2012, the Census Bureau’s World Population Clock has recorded that the present population of the world has reached so far to 6,990,800,000 and out of this world total population 19.16% are the total population of China – equals to 1,339,724,852 as of November 1, 2010 Census result and is followed by India that total to 1,210,193,422 equals to 17.31% of world’s population. Many people believed that China and India are the most blessed countries based from the number of people living in those regions and also believed that if those people in those regions will jump simultaneously – they can produce earthquake!