In the 19th century China came extremely close to being ruled by the leader of a Christian cult who believed he was the younger brother of Jesus Christ. It took the deadliest civil war in history with 30 million dead to defeat him.
The Shanghai government will lower your credit score if you don’t visit your parents. Parents can also sue their kids for neglect.
Currency shaped like knives was in circulation in China from 770 to 220 BC.
A Chinese company, Ninebot Inc. made a knock off of the Segway. When Segway tried to sue them, Ninebot used the money they made from selling the knock offs to buy the company that originally made the Segway.
A Chinese family refused to sell their house to the government to build a highway, so the government road was built right up to their walls.
Many of China’s lottery winners have donned masks (and some even full costumes) when claiming their multi-million prizes. This has led to photos of people dressed as Baymax, yellow bears, and even a giant panda holding the novelty checks of their winnings.
Some political prisoners in China were forced to play World of Warcraft and other games to gather virtual currency.
In 2010, China had a recurring traffic jam involving thousands of cars that lasted for more than ten days. Many drivers were able to move their vehicles only 1 km (0.6 mi) per day, and some drivers reported being stuck in the traffic jam for five days.
Around 1.5 million people were evicted in Beijing in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.
The Tiananmen Square tank man during 1989 was not actually stopping the tanks to go attack the protesters, the tanks were actually going back to their barracks because the massacre happened the day before.