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.
China has built a new skyscraper every five days, more than 30 airports, metros in 25 cities, the three longest bridges in the world, more than 6,000 miles of high speed railway lines and 26,000 miles of motorway, all in the last 5 years.
Chinese companies have been caught making tofu out of sewage and marinating meat in goat urine.
For $700, many girls in China pay for a surgery to restore their hymen before their wedding night to fake virginity so that husbands can see blood on the sheets during the honeymoon night.
Some police stations in China use geese instead of guard dogs to keep watch at night. Geese are very territorial and have better vision than humans.
Ma Yu Ching’s Bucket Chicken House in Kaifeng, China is considered the world’s oldest operating restaurant, first opening in 1153 AD during the Jing Dynasty.
China’s population grows at a rate of 23,000 people per day.
As recently as 2009, China had elementary schools entirely sponsored by big tobacco. One in Sichuan had a message at the front gate that said “Tobacco can help you become an achiever”.