Category: China

Seven years after the People’s Republic of China was…

Seven years after the People’s Republic of China was established, Mao Zedong allowed people to express their opinions on the way the country was being run in a campaign called the “Hundred Flowers Campaign.” Once this happened, those who said things against the government were then jailed or unheard of since.

In September 2006, Chinese Border Patrol guards opened fire on a…

In September 2006, Chinese Border Patrol guards opened fire on a group of Tibetan pilgrims moving slowly in deep snow, killing a 17-year-old girl. The incident is only known in the West because a Romanian mountain climber secretly recorded it.

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In 2013, police busted a meat packing plant in China that was…

In 2013, police busted a meat packing plant in China that was selling 20 tons of chicken meat slaughtered in 1967. It had been treated with hydrogen peroxide to make it look presentable in markets and stores.

The last emperor of China spent his last years as a commoner…

The last emperor of China spent his last years as a commoner under the communist regime. He was lost on his first day of work as a street sweeper and told a passerby: “I’m Puyi, the last Emperor of the Qing dynasty. I’m staying with relatives and can’t find my way home.”

A man in China hired gamers to hunt down and kill his son in…

A man in China hired gamers to hunt down and kill his son in online video games because he was concerned about the amount of time the unemployed son spent on gaming.

Photo : Rob Fahey / Flickr / wikipedia

Shenzhen, China went from sleepy fishing village (population…

Shenzhen, China went from sleepy fishing village (population 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.

There’s a theme park in China called Dwarf Empire where…

There’s a theme park in China called Dwarf Empire where the main attraction is all the entertainment employees are of short stature.

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There is a mall in China that offers “husband…

There is a mall in China that offers “husband storage” where wives can leave their husband while they shop.

Some police stations in China use geese instead of guard dogs to…

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.

Photo : Zhao Yufei / China Daily

A man in China built his own dialysis machine to keep himself…

A man in China built his own dialysis machine to keep himself alive for 13 years.