China Facts

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Hu Xiaoyun, dumped for being poor by his ex-girlfriend seven years ago, spent $40,000 booking four entire IMAX cinemas for first-day showings of Transformers 4 - just to prove her wrong.
There was a man named Li Ching-Yuen, a Chinese herbalist and martial artist, who allegedly lived 197 - 256 years. There's even an official document from the Chinese government congratulating him on his 150th birthday in 1827.
It has been reported that rich people in China can hire "body doubles" to serve their prison time.
The blueprint for a floating city has just been approved by the largest port construction and design company in China. It's entirely self-sustainable, and extends underwater.
Scientists in China have built a prototype high-speed maglev train that is theoretically capable of reaching speeds of up to 1,800 mph (2,900 km/h).
A Chinese law signed in 1981 requires that every citizen over the age of 11 plant at least one tree per year.
There's a company in China that allows you to hire someone to stand in line for you for $3-$5 an hour.
Kim Jong Un was voted Most Sexiest Man Alive by The Onion and ended up as real news in China.
In 1975, when officials in the Chinese city of Haicheng were alarmed by odd and anxious behaviors of dogs and other animals. These observations led them to order 90,000 residents to evacuate the city. Only a few hours later a 7.3 magnitude earthquake destroyed nearly 90 percent of the city’s buildings.
All pandas are ‘owned’ by China. They rent them out to zoos for $1mil/year each with minimum of 10 years.
For Valentine's Day 2014, an unnamed man sabotaged a special screening of "Beijing Love Story" at a Shanghai cinema by booking every other seat, subsequently preventing couples from sitting together.
The world's longest traffic jam took place in Beijing, China. It was over 60 miles long and lasted 11 days.
The gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive foul smell may slow ageing and block damaging chemical reactions inside cells, according to scientists in China.
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.
In 2012, a Chinese man named Xiao Fan had a dress made out of 9,999 red roses for his girlfriend and then proposed - 9 in China means forever
A zoo in China gave a gay penguin couple the opportunity to raise a chick.