China is implementing a ‘Citizen Score’ system where you will be ranked against your peers to determine if you are a good citizen or not. Your score will also be affected by the types of people you socialize with.
Shenzhen, China went from sleepy fishing village (pop 30K) to a global city of over 10 million that produces 90% of world’s electronics. With some of the tallest skyscrapers on earth. All in a mere 35 years.
A Chinese millionaire author of online fantasy novels paid $10,000 for the most expensive single shot of Scotch ever sold, only to have the bar manager fly to China to refund him in person when the Scotch was determined to be a fake.
A Chinese man was almost cremated alive after being beaten by police and left for dead… the cremation process was stopped when a medical worker noticed he was still breathing. He was then taken to a hospital where he was beaten again by the police and arrested.
The ancient Chinese used natural gas for lighting purposes around 500 B.C., using bamboo pipelines to transport the gas for miles.
There is a mall in China that offers “husband storage” where wives can leave their husband while they shop.
One of the few female physicists on the Manhattan Project moved to Communist China afterwards. She spent the rest of her life as a farmer in a small village outside Beijing.
Some Chinese companies hire white actors to pretend to be foreign businessmen so that the companies can seem more connected globally.
In China, toilet paper theft is such a big problem that someone created facial recognition software that makes you stare a computer in the eye for toilet paper dispensing. 1 piece per person.
In 1980, China’s economy was smaller than Pakistan’s. After growing by more than 10% annually over the past 30 years, China’s economy is expected to surpass the U.S. by 2028.