Many unlicensed dog sellers in China perform DIY plastic surgery on sickly runts to make them resemble expensive breeds. The dogs are given painkillers and stimulants to appear active and healthy before sale. Most die within seven days. Licensed sellers dub the unfortunate animals “week dogs.”
A Chinese millionaire began selling cans of fresh air for $0.80 a can in response to China’s worsening air pollution. He made over $6 million dollars in a 10 month period.
In China, women who remain unmarried until their late 20s are given the term “leftover women”.
China is creating a car-free city from scratch: “Great City will be built around a high-rise core housing 80,000 people, entirely walkable, and surrounded by green space.” It designed to use less water, create less waste and generate less carbon dioxide than a normal city.
In just two years – 2011 and 2012 – China produced more cement than the US did in the entire 20th century.
Police in Chinese city of Shenzhen have come up with a novel “eye for an eye” method of punishing drivers who misuse their headlights and dazzle other road-users. Anyone doing so will be made to stare at the police’s own full-beam headlights for five minutes.
Breathing the air in Beijing is equal to smoking 21 cigarettes a day in health effects.
During the Qing Dynasty in China, emperor Qianlong was able to cancel taxes four times during his reign because the imperial treasury was so full.
Because the Russians did such a great job embalming Lenin, the Vietnamese flew Ho Chi Minh’s corpse to Russia once a year for a “refresh.”
To preserve the harvest, Mao Zedong had all sparrows killed (along with rats, flies and mosquitoes) because they ate grain. The result was an ecological disaster that resulted in the birds’ natural prey devouring the harvest.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett went to China to encourage their billionaires about the benefits of Philanthropy (giving to their community), they were mainly ignored because Philanthropy (outside of supporting family) is not part of Chinese culture.
The 50-Cent Party is a group of trained internet commentators who are paid 50 cents per post by the Chinese government to sway public opinion in their favor.
The longest traffic jam in history was 62 Miles long lasting 12 days.