The man who first artificially cloned a fish was later forced to give up his research and become a janitor by the Chinese government during the Cultural Revolution.
In China, if you hit someone with your car you pay for their medical care. Killing someone, however, is a one time fine. For that reason, people have gone back to kill someone they accidentally hit.
An American family tried to live a year without Chinese made goods in which they found it almost impossible. They wrote a book on it.
In order to combat the negative images of Chinese tourists abroad, people are willing to pay hundreds of dollars for Western etiquette classes
The Han dynasty of China drilled for natural gas, transported it in pipelines and gas containers and burned it in stoves… in 200 BC.
On a trip to China, Prince Philip joked to students that “If you stay here much longer, you’ll go slit-eyed.” After initial concerns of offense, Chinese officials responded that they also warned their students of going “round-eyed” when studying abroad.”
Chinese government takes its officials and members of their families on prison tours on a regular basis to give officials an introduction to what awaits them if they should engage in corruption. The tours include meet-and-greets with former government officials who were caught for corruption.
For a man in China, the show “Friends” never ended. The man — who goes by the name Gunther and has a son named Joey — decided to live his life Friends-style. After he went through a bad breakup, a friend recommended Friends as a way to cheer him up. And, in Gunther’s words, “It’s changed my life.”. He quit his job to open his own coffee shop (called Central Perk), replicating the Friends cafe down to custom-made couches. The Central Perk in Beijing is where Gunther and his fellow “Friends” lovers can watch and talk about the show.