In China there are centres for internet addiction with treatments that can be so rough that some patients have died. Some facilities use electro-shock treatment as part of the cure, and among roughly three hundred such centres in China, there have been seven reported deaths.
Underneath the streets of Beijing, there are over a million people who live in nuclear bunkers. “Many young people leave their lives in the countryside and move to Beijing to pursue a better life” …in a bunker.
On 7 May 1999, the United States bombed a Chinese Embassy and claimed it was a mistake. The incident is still brought up in meetings.
In 2004 215 restaurants in the Chinese province of Guizhou were closed after being charged with lacing their food with opium to make customers addicted. In 2016, 35 restaurants in the entire country were found doing the same thing.
There is a third world trade center tower in China, looking exactly like the ones in New York.
A city in China is enforcing a social credit score system for dog owners. Owners begin with 12 points but lose points for walking a dog without a leash, not cleaning up poo or being reported for disturbance. Loss of 12 points results in loss of the dog until its owner passes a test on pet policy
Chinese students can rent fake parents to meet their teacher to avoid embarrassment.
The Chinese government has an AI survelliance system that uses +20M cameras and facial recognition to track citizens behavior and monitor criminals. They officially named it: “Skynet” – because of Terminator.
As part of its ‘Toilet Revolution’, a campaign to improve sanitary conditions across the country, China has been installing dispensers with facial recognition technology in order to fight the stealing and overuse of toilet paper.
“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” was originally planned to start with Indie riding a motorcycle on the Great Wall of China, followed by the discovery of a “Lost World” type of hidden valley with dinosaurs. The idea was scrapped when the Chinese government refused to let them film there.